It’s the end of summer. We’re enjoying the last few days of golden warmth while also enjoying the occasional chill that moves through the air. It makes anticipate the delicious return of all things pumpkin, layered sweaters and home baked goods. But what often gets forgotten is how we’re going to stay warm when the real chill hits. Are your windows ready? Are the gutters clean? And are you really going to depend on that thermostat again?
Today we want to talk with you about the idea of a gas fireplace in your home. There are so many benefits and we think if you know them, you just might put having one at the top of the priority list for your home upgrades.
First of all - let’s just be honest here. Wood stoves and fireplaces are incredible. The smells and sounds are comforting on so many levels; but it comes at a price. Not only do you have to keep refilling the wood, but you need to keep it clean. The chimney needs to be cleaned regularly and the ash builds up faster than you might have the time to keep up with.
So installing a gas fireplace instead or as new, is already the time saving and cleaner solution. And you still get to indulge in the experience of getting cozy next to the warmth and slowly sipping your favorite seasonal tea.
Another benefit to think about is that the heat a gas fireplace gives off is consistent. Instead of waning and building, the heat it gives off is the same at all times. If you’re warm, just turn it off. Simple.
Also, no smoke. No smell of campfire in your home, competing with the clean spiced smells of fall and winter. That’s a huge bonus.
Wood burning fireplaces are more natural but they also cut into natural resources - trees - so gas burning fireplaces help keep our trees living without us being left in the cold.
Gas fireplaces are not only safer - because there’s no risk of sparks jumping out and into your home, but they’re also more economical compared to electric heating and will reduces your cost by at least 25%.
If you’re not already sold then these last two points are sure to grab you. Gas fireplaces, because of the above but also because of their stylish appeal, increase your home’s value, giving you a hefty return on your investment.
And when you’re ready to dive in… they’re simple and easy to install.
At Unique Home Home Building, we are here for you, and we want to help you create the perfect solutions you’re looking for to turn your house into a home you love. Let our contractors get your home to the vision you have for it today!