According to a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey, 48% of homes in New England have at least one fireplace. Do fireplaces increase a home’s value, though? In an Angie’s List study over 70% of real estate agents said that they see a home value increase in houses containing fireplaces. Whether you are thinking of selling your home soon or in the distant future, having a fireplace can increase its value. If you have a fireplace that has not been inspected or swept within the past year, contact us here or give us a call at (781) 893-6611 so that we can make sure that your fireplace and chimney are safe and properly working. Here are some of the reasons why having a fireplace in your home can increase its value:
Fireplaces add aesthetic value to your home. Having a cozy space for your family to gather, especially during the many months of chilly New England weather, is an asset. Though many home trends come and go, fireplaces add a unique design element that is timeless. Real Estate agents say that even buyers that are not necessarily looking for a home with a fireplace are usually excited to find a home with a fireplace and tend to make it the focal point of their new space.
Warmth in the Cold Months
Properly working fireplaces will add heat to your home during the cold winter months in an energy efficient manner. This is a huge selling point for home buyers looking to save money during the long winters. We recommend gas inserts over logs to optimize heat efficiency. If you sense that your home is losing heat from your chimney during the winter, it is a sign that your chimney should be inspected. Call us at (781) 893-6611or click here if you would like your chimney checked to ensure that it provides the benefit of energy efficient heat in the winter.
Today, people are more environmentally conscious than ever. Therefore, the environmental benefits of fireplaces are important to highlight when explaining the value of a home with a fireplace. Efficient fireplaces allow you to use less fossil fuel than regular home heating systems, making this a desirable perk of a home with a fireplace.
If your home has a fireplace, you can be sure that it will be a valued feature when you are ready to sell. Buyers will want to be sure that your chimney and fireplace are maintained and safe, however. Have you had your chimney inspected within the past year? Best Chimney is your one stop chimney service company and we are here to serve you. If you have not had your chimney checked lately, or if you suspect issues with your chimney contact us here or give us a call at (781) 893-6611.