Home improvements usually have two goals—to make your life better and to increase the value of your home. Adding a gas fireplace has these benefits just as much as a kitchen remodel, but adding a gas fireplace can actually save you money as well as providing you with value for your home. Here’s how adding a gas fireplace in your home lines your pockets.
Increase Home Value
You know that you can increase your home’s value by adding a gas fireplace, but are you aware of just how much the increase can be? Adding a gas fireplace can increase your home’s value by as much as $5,000. That’s a lot of equity to suddenly be holding in your home.
Natural gas is usually among the cheapest forms of energy, and it has less effects for the environment. When you add a fireplace to your home, you are giving yourself another heat source. With a blower attachment on your gas fireplace, you can push the heat out of the fireplace and into your home, making it less necessary to run your furnace. This can save you a lot of money on energy costs.
You’ll also save money on energy costs if your main furnace is electric but your fireplace is gas. This is because it takes less energy to run a fireplace than a furnace, and gas is also less expensive than electricity.
If you are going to add a fireplace to your home no matter what, a gas fireplace is the one that is going to save you the most money. Natural gas is very inexpensive, and most people can keep their bills very low, even with a fireplace. Other forms of fuel, such as wood, do not burn as cleanly and cost a lot of money to maintain.
If you are ready to install a gas fireplace in your home, contact us today for more information.