Most people wouldn’t dream of buying a home that didn’t have a wood burning fireplace or at least one of the energy efficient gas fireplaces that are being installed with greater frequency all over New York. Other people prefer the warm, cozy heat produced by wood burning stoves. Let’s take a look at why so many people insist on owning a home that features a wood burning fireplace or other alternative source of heat and light.

Wood burning stoves and gas fireplaces make a worthy focal point in any room. They are architecturally important, and many people adjust the room’s decor to enhance the fireplace’s appearance. That’s because there’s nothing like a fire to make a room feel cozy or even romantic, depending upon your mood. A gas fireplace insert generates safe, lovely warmth, and it’s a pleasure to watch.

People may also look for a wood burning fireplace insert because it provides them with an alternative heat source. When cold weather strikes, these people are prepared for power outages. In fact, homeowners who have wood burning stoves may actually find themselves hoping for a power outage because it’s the perfect excuse to cuddle with their favorite people.

Another fabulous benefit of have a wood burning fireplace is the ability to cook in it. Who doesn’t love to hang out with family around a campfire on summer evenings? Having a fireplace lets you make this practice a year round tradition. Whether it’s hot dogs for dinner or marshmallows for s’mores, you’ll always be able to make something delicious. If you have a wood burning stove, you’ve also got the perfect place to heating up some soup or a cup of coffee.

If you need even more incentive to look for a Virginia home with a fireplace, then consider the savings you’re likely to enjoy with an alternative heat source. When you have an efficient fireplace generating heat that can be conducted to other rooms in the house, you can turn down your thermostat. Your electricity bill savings are a quick return on your fireplace investment. Keep in mind that the companionable glow of the flames may also enable you to turn off some lights. That’s energy savings that anyone can appreciate.

Homes are more welcoming and efficient when they have a fireplace or wood burning stove. Contact us for supplies, parts and advice about getting the most out of your fireplace.