It’s not hard to see why most people would prefer to have a fireplace in their new home. In fact, many people specifically request this particular stipulation when house hunting. But besides the obvious coziness associated with sitting in front of the fireplace, snuggled up in blankets, drinking hot chocolate, and enjoying one another there are some other great reasons to have a fireplace in your home.
One of the obvious benefits of buying a home with a fireplace is the ability to help your furnace heat the home. A wood burning fireplace especially can put out a great deal of heat and help to lower the cost of your energy bills during the winter. With that there is also the issue of winter storms that are unavoidable. Many times people are left without electricity and therefore heat when ice storms hit. Since you have a fireplace you are much more self-sustaining in that you can not only provide your own heat for your home but you can cook over the fire as well.
And lets face it, around this time of the year there is something so very festive about having a fireplace in which to hang your stockings over in anticipation of Santa’s arrival. So if having a fireplace is something you’ve always wanted click here to see all of the Westfield homes currently for sale that have a fireplace! If you have any questions about any of the homes feel free to contact me! I look forward to hearing from you!