National Geographic : 1929 Jul
Don't tie up your Money in a House like this 1929 REAL ESTATE men can tell you that for many years the one-bath-room house has been a drug on the market and that the house with a one-car garage is falling in the same category. In two or three years more the house with hand-fired heating is doomed to join them in similar unpopularity. Even if you hope to live in the house you are planning "from now on," it is only good business to keep re-sale value in mind against a possible unforeseen emergency. One of the first questions asked by a pro spective purchaser is "Does your house heat well?" If you can then lead the way to a spic-and-span, livable basement where a trim, efficient boiler or furnace is on the job, and can testify that the heat it furnishes is absolutely automatic and de pendable, you have made a long step toward selling your house at the price to which you are entitled. 1899 Cheap heating plants can, of course, be purchased but they add no sales value to a house. The house with hand-fired heating will soon be refused by up-to-date buyers. Some form of automatic heating is essential to protect the investment in a new residence. The slight additional investment in a plant that admittedly has no superior comes back with a dividend when a house is placed on the market. The easiest time to install such a plant is in the construction financing as a part of the original structure. By all means install an automatic heating plant but, before buying, get the answer to these questions. How long has it been on the market? How many installations have been in use five years or more? What is their average annual cost for service and repairs? What is the financial standing of the maker? Who, if anyone, will stand be hind it in the event that its local representa tive goes out of business ? BRYANT HEATlNG GB /(ll be goatz THE BRYANT HEATER & MANUFACTURING COMPANY 17831 St. Clair Avenue nu Cleveland, Ohio Let us sendyou a complete description of Bryant Automatic Gas Heating - the truly automatic method that, by twenty years of service under all residential conditions, has proved its right to the slogan-"You can letyour Pup be Furnace Man!"