Consider an 'Update' for your 'Fireplace' before winter.

Reblogger C. Lloyd McKenzie
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Allstar Realtors 16784

Dan Edward Phillips, Broker, Eureka CA suggests converting your wood burning fireplace  to a gas insert fireplace.  Here in New Mexico, especially in the rural areas, many people use wood burning types...I believe it would be a great idea to consider the conversion.

Original content by Dan Edward Phillips

Before the winter arrives here in Humboldt County, California with it's wind and rain, consider getting rid of the woodpile (and the wood burning fireplace that burn's the wood).

Give some consideration to converting your wood burning fireplace to a gas insert.

There are several very good reasons.

1. The wood pile attracts termites and then you bring them into the house.

2. You have to buy the wood and the cost is increasing.

3. Or you have to go get the wood.  Running and maintaining a chain saw is becoming more expensive (more so in California).  You have the cost of fuel to go get the wood and vehicle maintenance and cleaning.

4. You have to go outside at sometime to get the wood, in the rain on some days.

5. Gas heat will lower the amount of 'dust' in the house.  House cleaning becomes easier.

6.You will not have the fire hazard associated with a wood pile.

7. You will avoid the problems with getting a 'fire started'.

Give it some thought, there are some great deals this fall on fire place gas inserts. 

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Rainer
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Doug Bullwinkel
NMLS #281609
Vitek Mortgage Group

This is a great idea Lloyd.  For the right property, this can save a bunch.  I put in a new gas insert and I was able to heat the entire 3 story home with it.  The heating bill dropped considerably.  You can actually install vents with fans from the main unit to the other two floors and it's very efficient.  A great feature for resale later on.

August 10, 2011 01:25 AM
Rainmaker
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Tim Lorenz
949 874-2247
TIM LORENZ of Keller Williams Realty

Just not one of the problems we face in South Orange County.  We have electric or gas heating.

August 10, 2011 01:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Dan Edward Phillips
Realtor and Broker/Owner
Dan Edward Phillips

Good Morning C Lloyd, thank you for putting the post up again.  I appreciate it!

August 10, 2011 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
David Weekley Homes in Cinco Ranch
David Weekley Homes

C. Lloyd,

              We here at David Weekley homes only use gas fireplaces. In addition to all of Dan's reasons another one it actually makes your home more energy efficient to have a gas buring fireplace if built correctly.

August 10, 2011 12:38 PM
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C. Lloyd McKenzie
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Good Evening Everyone:

Thank you very much for your very thoughtful comments

August 10, 2011 08:07 PM
Rainmaker
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C. Lloyd McKenzie

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