The Heat Is On

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

With evening temperatures in the fifties, the heat is going on in Baltimore.

When working with buyers, one of my questions.

'Do you have a preference for the type of heat in your new home?'

Some haven't even given it a thought and want to know the different kinds.

Others are adamant about what they want and what they do not want. 

So be careful, showing someone a house with a heat source that is not acceptable. And it can be interesting to find out their reasons. 

Here are a few of the heat choices? 

Oil

Gas

Forced Air

Steam

Radiant

Baseboard

Electric

Propane

Geo-Thermal

Wood 

Pellet 

  

Fireplaces

 

Above is a new listing with ceramic framing around a  pellet fireplace and an outdoor wood stove, very convenient when cleaning the yard and trimming trees. The owner has oil heat and loves it! He wants his next home also to have oil. 

What preference do you have when...

The Heat Is On

 

Margaret Rome 

Comments (11)

Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I woke to 59 degrees here in Sacramento today.  But, it quickly heated up to 91.  There is a chance of rain on Friday and Saturday.  It will be the first since last spring.

Oct 06, 2020 06:30 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I actually woke up cold last night and thought about turning off the overhead fan 😳

Happy Tuesday evening Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

Oct 06, 2020 08:20 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's an important question to ask, Margaret. I find some buyers have strong opinions, and others do not. The common question is the cost.

No heat on here yet, and hopefully not for quite a number of weeks! There have been years we have not turned on the furnace til after the 1st of the year!!

Jeff

Oct 06, 2020 09:35 PM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Wow!  We are still running the A/C here.  Most heat here is gas powered central heat.  A/C is much more important than heat here, and the age and condition of the units is paramount! Kathy

Oct 06, 2020 09:44 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret..

My choice is natural gas.  In my area, you have pellets, natural gas, wood or electric. 

Oct 07, 2020 12:56 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 -  My preference is always hot water in the northeast.  I have oil but it would be more economical if gas were available.

Oct 07, 2020 04:23 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

We have a lot of oil in our area, but people prefer gas when you ask them, like cooking people have a preference.

Oct 07, 2020 04:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - another real estate discussion that is local to the area.  I know by reading posts on ActiveRain, the variety of systems used throughout the country is varied.  Sometimes even asking the question about the heat source or a preference can lead to eye-opening responses.  

Oct 07, 2020 06:47 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 wow, I never realized that there were quite so many different methods for heating a home.  Keep warm this winter!  Make it a great day!

Oct 07, 2020 07:42 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love that the temperatures are dropping a bit, Margaret. I have to say that gas heat just warms to the core and it is my favorite. We have a heat pump in this house now but, when it goes out, we'll be adding gas forced air like we are used to!

Oct 07, 2020 10:01 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  Living in a condo my place stays pretty warm last year I didn't have to keep the heat on as it was kind of warm hear and my elderly neighbors had their heat up to 80 - sometimes I needed to open my sliders-  my fireplace kept my place nice and warm -- it is a gas fireplace  

Oct 07, 2020 12:41 PM

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