Adding a Fireplace: Should You?
Wouldn’t it be nice to take the chill off of those cold Cincinnati winter nights with a fireplace? Here’s what you need to know about adding a fireplace.
The Benefits of Adding a Fireplace
There are plenty of reasons for you to seriously consider putting in a fireplace, and the visual appeal of such an addition is just the start. You can add value to your home by making it more appealing to a buyer when it comes time to sell.
There are energy-efficient, sealed fireplace options now available that allow you to keep a room of your home heated without causing warm air to escape while the fireplace is in use. If you consult with a professional to ensure that your fireplace is strategically placed, you can even improve the overall efficiency of your heating system.
Considerations to Make Before You Add a Fireplace
You like the way that fireplaces look, and you feel confident that adding a fireplace will increase the resale value of your home. Is it time to make the investment? Be sure to make these considerations before you pull the trigger.
- You may have your sights set on a particular type of fireplace, but you’ll have to comply with local building codes that could limit your choices significantly.
- The cost of a fireplace can vary significantly. Depending on your choice of materials, the design of the fireplace and the work involved in putting it in, the project could cost between $2,000 and $20,000.
Serious About Adding a Fireplace? We Can Help!
Are you ready to add a fireplace to your home? As mentioned above, fireplaces have the potential to increase the efficiency of your heating system if they are placed correctly. This is why it’s important to have a professional evaluate the layout of your home and design the fireplace for the space before putting one in. Contact Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing to get help with the design, placement and installation of a fireplace in your Cincinnati home. Trust a neighborhood business that has been providing high-quality HVAC and plumbing services since 1910.
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