Most homes built since 2012 have at least one fireplace whether it is wood burning or gas logs. Fireplaces can range in price from a fairly inexpensive set of gas logs to a floor to ceiling fireplace and mantel. According to the National Association of REALTORS 2013 survey, about 40% of home buyers would pay around $1,500 extra to have a home with a fireplace. However, the primary reason you may want to install a fireplace or gas log fire would be for the comfort and beauty. A good set of gas logs can cut your heating bill by at least 20%, so you should compare your cost versus savings. Installing gas logs can be performed by a homeowner, but unless you have experience with gas, it should be done by a professional. Fireplace installation or repair should always be completed by a specialized contractor.
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