Do you have a fireplace that you use regularly? Your furnace company can install your gas fireplace so easily that you can enjoy it in the same day. Continue reading for more reasons why you should make your living room cozier this winter with a gas fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces are Inexpensive to Run
Heating your home with a gas fireplace is less expensive than you might think. A natural gas fireplace consumes roughly 27,000 BTUs, which costs only 20 cents per hour to run, based on the average national price. Having a gas fireplace has the potential to reduce your heating costs if you turn down the thermostat and use the fireplace to heat the living room, where the family is spending the most time.
Gas Fireplaces Add Value to Your Home
The National Center for Real Estate Research estimates that adding a fireplace to a home can increase its value by up to 12 percent. A natural gas fireplace may even pay for itself. According to data gathered by the Marshall & Swift’s appraiser’s handbook, approximately 91 percent of the cost of adding a high-quality, direct vent gas fireplace to a home can be recovered when selling the home.
Heat the Family Room
In addition to adding ambience, a gas fireplace provides heat, making it easier to relax and unwind in the colder months. You may even be able to impact more than one room with a dual-room gas fireplace setup.
Safer and Cleaner Than a Traditional Fireplace
A gas fireplace doesn’t come with the mess of a wood-burning unit. Traditional fireplaces produce smoke and ash, which requires them to be cleaned regularly. And because gas fireplaces are self-contained, they are safe and great for families.
For an excellent quality gas fireplace installation, call Wilson Brothers. Family owned and operated since 1987, we offer heating system installation and furnace repair services for Concord, MA and surrounding areas. Call us at (888) 865-4162 or head to our website to learn more about how we can make your home warmer and more comfortable this winter.
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