Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY)

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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Our home has a wood burning fireplace that we use in the evenings while watching television. We have six acres of woods behind our house.

Fireplace

Feb 05, 2018 10:02 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Gas fireplaces and the main heat source is heat pump.

Feb 05, 2018 07:52 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Some places we use wood, others we use other fuels

 

Feb 05, 2018 09:30 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I have lots of firewood in my back yard.  We'll usually keep the fire going all weekend & it will heat up the house nice but It's not our primary or supplemental source of heat, it's just for the ambience. I find most people who want a supplemental form of heating their homes will get a Wood Burning Stove or Pellet Stove Insert for their fireplace & those kick a lot of heat out. 

Feb 05, 2018 07:58 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I have a pellet stove and everyone who sees it loves it.... no smell of burning wood.... glass face and looks nice.... it's used to supplement the heat when temperatures are very cold...I use both central heat and pellet stove in 20's or below.....

 I burn it every day and use very little oil through the winter....my thermostat is set on 65 and never kicks on unless it's bitterly cold out....

Feb 05, 2018 05:52 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Propane. We have a fireplace and a woodstove in base,emt, but never use them. We has a whole house generator installed a year or so ago, so we're not too worried about back-up heat. I don't think back-up heating systems help with sales most of the time.

Feb 05, 2018 04:38 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I heat about 98% with wood.  Some people love to have a wood heat of some sort and others want nothing to do with it.

Feb 05, 2018 09:34 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here we have a mix of gas and wood.  Wood is more popular, but you don't find them in newer homes.  Darn EPA!

Feb 05, 2018 08:59 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have a fireplace, we don't use it.  It is a decorative item in our area.  A heating system is the main warmth source in our area.  When we lived in Napa, we did use our fireplace for warmth, and wood is what we bought.  A

Feb 05, 2018 08:31 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

When we first moved to Bend in 1985, almost everyone I knew used wood stoves as a supplemental heat source (for some it was used as primary).  I know we used it when our new home had the main heat source go out over Christmas and no one was available to repair the recall part on the holiday. We huddled by the stove for warmth - and slept in sleeping bags by the stove and did fine.   Our children loved the adventure.  Since the late 80's, early 90's, wood stoves have gone out of vogue due to the emission issues and mess. Now to sell a home with a wood stove, the stove has to be epa certified.  If it isn't, the seller (or buyer can assume the liability) has to remove the stove and send a certificate to the epa to prove it has been destroyed. Now people use energy efficient gas fireplaces.  Having a true wood fireplace is a rarity.

Feb 05, 2018 08:26 AM
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Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

People like their wood fireplaces in Nor Cal, but the air district is trying to get us away from it.  I have a wood burning insert to supplement my central air furnace.  

Feb 05, 2018 07:53 AM
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

Most of our homes are heated with gas. I have both a wood-burning fireplace and a gas one. We use the wood-burning a few times a year just for fun - the gas one actually helps keep our family room warmer.

Feb 05, 2018 07:23 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Personally, we heat with oil and supplement with a wood-burning insert in our fireplace, which actually reduces the oil bill, as well as looks and feels nice. Also have gas fireplaces (propane), but rarely use them for heating. 

In our area of New England, fireplaces definitely are a selling point.

Feb 05, 2018 07:13 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 We have a mountain house in Highlands, NC.   Gas heaters.

Feb 05, 2018 07:09 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 Our primary heating system is a Heat Pump. We supplement with a propane gas fireplace insert. Got tired of splitting and carrying wood, went to a pellet and got tired of carrying and storing the 40 pound bags, Then went with a gas fireplace insert with a remote. Life's good!

Feb 05, 2018 07:00 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Gas fireplace

Feb 05, 2018 06:46 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Gas fireplace 

Feb 05, 2018 06:34 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We do not see much heating with wood in our urban area.

Feb 05, 2018 06:33 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Totally Natural gas

Feb 05, 2018 06:30 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

We don't use heat often in SoCal, but in NorCal we'd supplement the forced air with wood burning to keep the bills manageable since the wood was free.

Feb 05, 2018 06:03 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Gas forced air in my unit in Chicago! A gas fireplace is there for esthetics, not necessarily a supplemental heat source.

Feb 05, 2018 05:52 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

We have forced air heating and C/A.. Occasionaly at Christmas I may put a few logs in the fireplace and have a crackling fire just for the ambience.

Feb 05, 2018 05:31 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Those wth wood pellets can not live with out them, so having one is a plus and if not, the home needs to have room to put one. Most rural homes have wood stoves. With large lots and plemty of would, it is cheaper than oil or propane

Feb 05, 2018 05:27 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I have a wood burning fireplace that uses a cord of wood in the winter.

Most here are being converted to gas.

Sales depend on each client's personal taste and do not hinder the sale.

Feb 05, 2018 05:14 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Good to know for us more southern. The standard here is natural gas heat and gas log fireplaces.

Feb 05, 2018 04:58 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Are you kidding me? Heat my house with wood? Nope, gas furnace.

Clients like woodburning fireplaces most with gas starter.

Feb 05, 2018 04:55 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

We have oil heat, but supplement with a wood stove. We just put the stove in a few years ago and it has been amazing - we probably use about 3/4 tank less of oiil because of the wood. And since we cut down/chop our own wood on our northern property, the price for that fuel is $0.

Feb 05, 2018 04:52 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Will watch for answers... not an issue here in Charlotte, as you might imagine.

Feb 05, 2018 04:15 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Natural gas fireplace, ventless. It's nice a toasty and works with a remote.

Feb 05, 2018 09:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - no! I am just afraid of live burning things like wood.

Feb 05, 2018 09:36 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

There is nothing like wood fired heat. This is the first winter in about 30 years that I haven't used wood heat. That's because I bought a fixer upper. My plan was to install a woodstove, but I never got around to it. I even have a perfect spot for it in my house. 

Ironically enough I didn't get around to that project, because I broke and sprained my leg. If I was using primarily wood heat, I would have been very cold for several weeks. There was no way I could have brought in wood and kept the stove running. 

So my next plan is to upgrade my existing heating system, and then to install a woodstove. 

Feb 05, 2018 07:41 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Majority of fireplaces in here are gas. Only older houses and communities still have wood ones. No, does not make any difference in sales. But gas is more convenient of course, since no mess. 

Feb 05, 2018 12:39 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Mostly forced heat and air conditioning in my area. Heat is rarely used and AC a few months during the summer. We have spare the air days when we cannot use the fireplace. New construction can only build with gas fireplaces. 

Feb 05, 2018 07:47 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Wow, fireplaces are nice.

Jan 08, 2019 03:51 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

We usually see gas forced air furnaces, some hot water heat boilers.   Fireplaces are either gas or wood burning.  We do see pellet stoves and wood stoves.

Feb 08, 2018 12:19 PM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

When I lived in MA, I had a wood stove that probably did 90% of the heat for my home and I saved a ton of money on my oil bill.  (This was back in the late 70's and early 80's.)

Feb 06, 2018 05:57 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm in Georgia and we primarly heat with a free standing wood burning stove.  It's a different kind of warm from a furnace and I grew up with it and love it.

Feb 05, 2018 12:53 PM