When your realtor tells you that you can only pick one thing in a new house, most folks’ minds go straight to a fireplace. As we all know too well, winters in Maryland get cold and a fireplace can render the interior of your home a cozy little nest for all those you hold dear. But beyond fulfilling your dream of reading a book in front of a fire while you sip some scotch and revel in your accomplishments throughout your life, is there any other real reason to invest in a fireplace for your Centreville home? Yes, and we’ll show you how. 

Energy Efficiency 

Heating your home with a fire, instead of an expensive heating system is a more practical choice. It actually would work to save you money over the course of the year, as running your fireplace will cost less money and fewer fossil-fuels to provide the same amount of heat. It has, and always will be a very efficient way of creating heat. This, of course, can vary depending on the type of fireplace you have. However, whatever sort you use will still be cheaper to heat the house with than using your furnace. In the wintertime, it can take undue stress off of your heating system too, making it easier for you to save money, resources, and keep your heater running longer as you’re extending its lifetime by using it less often. 

The Atmosphere

A fireplace is really excellent at creating one thing above all else: an atmosphere. They’re excellent for creating a romantic, cozy setting. They provide a sense of tranquility, as the sound of a crackling fire is calming and the smell of a fresh fire is calming and hearkens back to simpler, more refined times. It’s one of the most luxurious things to have installed in your home for a variety of reasons, and while all of the practical reasons are convincing, the most persuasive reason for getting a fireplace is how you’ll feel sitting in front of it. It’s an easy scene to picture: curled up on the couch, a book and a loved one all within arms reach and the warmth and glow of a beautiful fire in your own fireplace. That experience simply can’t be beaten. 

Energy Independence

On the note of staying green, a fireplace is actually an excellent way to pursue energy independence. As we mentioned before, they can greatly decrease your reliance on your HVAC system and, in turn, on your utility company. If you feel you’re getting tired of the heating bill being so high and having to pay out every month to a state-wide energy consumption company, consider going energy independent. Investing in a fireplace is much more affordable than investing in solar panels just yet, and it’s a more readily available option for most houses than solar panels could ever be. 

Contact Callahan’s In Centreville

Looking for the perfect fireplace to install in your Centreville home? Shop local by coming to Callahan’s today to find the perfect fireplace for you. We’ll help you keep the installation simple and help you choose the right fireplace for your home layout, so you won’t have to worry too much about the devil in the details. We’re here to help however we can. Reach out to us today to find out more about our fireplace showroom and the installation process now.