Top 5 Reasons to Install A Fireplace

wishing for fireplace, milford, nhWinter is a fun time of year, and many people look forward to ice skating in the park, snow skiing in the mountains, and enjoying their favorite winter beverage. It’s also the time of year when heating bills tend to go up, and many homeowners consider alternative heating solutions like a fireplace to reduce heating costs. For homeowners that rely on central heat, space heaters, or an oil furnace, a fireplace can lower heating costs, especially when strategically placed and used for zone heating. With advancements in energy efficiency, there has never been a better time to install wood-burning fireplace.

Reduce Utility Bills

Fireplaces can help homeowners combat the rising costs of energy with lower utility bills. According to the U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA), the average retail rate for electricity in New Hampshire is 17.5 cents/kWh, which is over 60% higher than the U.S. national average of 10.54 cents/kWh. There are energy-efficient wood-burning fireplaces that can provide ample heat for your home and reduce overall energy costs.

Create a Cozy Retreat

cozy fireplace, laconia nhA beautiful fireplace can transform your living room or any other space you desire into a warm and cozy retreat. It can be the perfect place to curl up on the sofa to read the next bestseller while sipping cocoa, snuggling with your significant other with the soothing sounds of a crackling fire in the background, or spending time with family and friends toasting marshmallows over an open fire.

Make Your Home Interior More Attractive

Fireplaces are available in a wide range of attractive styles, designs, and fuel options that will give your home the custom appearance you desire.  Homeowners are not limited to a traditional masonry fireplace, and if you can dream it, they can build it. Some of the trendy fireplace styles incorporate stone, granite, wood, marble, and tile into the fireplace design. While many homeowners opt for a classic single-sided fireplace, two-sided fireplaces are striking and add a new dimension to the interior space.

Increase Home Resale Value

Most real estate agents state that an attractive fireplace can increase the resale value of your home. A fireplace can increase a home’s resale value by 6% to 12%, according to the National Association of Real Estate Appraisers. Also, homeowners can recoup the expense of installing a fireplace when they sell their home.

Protection from Power Failures

Powerful storms are a common occurrence in New Hampshire every winter. These intense winter storms can down power lines and knock out power to thousands of residents during the coldest months of the year. A  wood-burning fireplace that is not dependent on electricity and will continue to provide warmth and comfort during a power outage.

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John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
They arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me the results. Prfessional throughout. jr
william greenwilliam green
23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
Jaime ConleyJaime Conley
17:13 14 Mar 24
Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)