3 Reasons Why People are Investing in Fireplaces Right Now
All over the northern regions of North America, forecasters are seeing signs of a long, harsh winter.
While some welcome the cold, others may not be in the best position to endure a long winter with their current heating system – especially snowbirds that have to stay home this year. Weather conditions aside, many of us are staying home due to pandemic lockdowns. With no where to go, our homes have become our everything and impact our happiness. So how can we improve our staycation stations? There is a simple solution: an efficient and beautiful electric fireplace.
Here are the top 3 reasons why people are investing in fireplaces, and why you should be, too.
Reason #1: A Long Winter Is Coming
All across North America, weather forecasters are talking about the looming onset of a very long and cold polar vortex of a winter for the northern regions.
This season may be especially challenging, even for those that normally sit well with the cold. Harsh winter weather puts a strain on even the best heating systems. Once the temperature hits a certain level, which for most is 5 degrees below freezing, your heating element goes into overdrive. It has to work hard to keep your home’s interior at the set temperature.
Adding a new fireplace or electric heating system will not only keep your home cozy and warm all winter long, but it can also assist your primary heating system. Many owners use their fireplaces for supplemental zone heating. To save on energy costs, you can heat one space instead of the whole house. Further, a fireplace is a relatively small addition that can add a great deal of value to your home. The National Association of Realtors have said that fireplaces increase home values by an average of 6-12%. If you are thinking of resale, 40% of home buyers would pay extra if the home they were purchasing had a fireplace.
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