Sure, everyone wants a fireplace in their house, but do they always want the heat?
Fireplaces are continually ranked in homebuilding and real estate industry surveys as a top desired home feature by homeowners. Fireplaces add ambiance, style, a place to gather and a feeling of comfort, calm, warmth, safety, and home.
In today’s world these are increasingly important attributes as our homes have become safe havens from pandemics and civil unrest. Fire has a calming and comforting influence for people. The sound, the warmth, the flickering flame have long provided solace from the world beyond. Dr. Christopher Lynn conducted research at the University of Alabama on the emotional impact fire has on people. The three-year study found that the subjects had a “significant” decrease in blood pressure when observing a “naturalistic” fire, and that the benefits increased the longer the subjects watched the fires.
However, climate, décor, and usage occasions in a home are not always agreeable to additional heat. As much as people want their fireplace and the benefits of sitting and gazing at the fire, they also want to hang art and TVs above the fireplace, and perhaps have less heat output for a large party or gathering. Heat management solutions provide the best of both worlds for a relaxing environment and optimal indoor environmental quality.
Heat management solutions come in two main types, passive and mechanical. Passive systems take advantage of the natural convection that makes less dense hot air rise, while mechanical systems use a fan or blower to move hot air. Heat & Glo, Heatilator, and Majestic. offer several heat management solutions that can provide your homebuyers the best new home experience possible depending on their unique needs. Make sure your homebuyers have the solution they need in their new home with a heat management solution that is right for them.