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Protect Your Firebox This Winter With A Heat Reflector!

If you own a fireplace, there’s no doubt you look forward to the many benefits they offer each year. They keep your home warmer on cool days and they add the perfect ambiance to any holiday gathering. Not to mention, they work wonders in bringing families closer together every single evening. That’s why it’s so important to ensure your system stays protected!

With the holidays just around the corner, we’re sure you’ll be putting your fireplace to lots of use. Let us install a heat reflector, so that you’re good to go all winter long! Your firebox will thank you.

Firebox This Winter With A Heat Reflector Image - San Diego CA - Weststar Chimney SweepsWhat Is A Firebox?

If you’re new to the fireplace game, you may be wondering what exactly a firebox is – and why it needs to be protected. The firebox is the main area where fires burn in your fireplace. It’s where you build your fire, and it’s where the most heat is produced. It’s clearly an essential part of your fireplace system. However, when it’s not in good condition, you’ll find yourself facing a lot of troublesome issues.

Because there’s so much heat in the firebox, it takes on a lot of wear and tear. It may seem like no issues are forming. On the contrary, throughout time, each fire causes a bit more deterioration to occur, and your firebox will end up crumbling (costing you big bucks in repair jobs).

That’s why we suggest investing in heat reflectors. Learn more about these amazing products below. Afterwards, give us a call, so that we can set you up right!

Pros Of Investing In A Heat Reflector

An obvious reason for investing in a heat reflector is their ability to protect your firebox from the intense heat your fire produces. But how exactly does it do this? Well, it provides a strong shield for the back of your firebox, so that less heat gets to the brickwork and mortar. This could wind up saving you a lot of time, money, and stress. Why? Damaged brickwork typically requires expensive and intricate tuckpointing repair services!

But that’s not all heat reflectors are good for. They also help heat your home more efficiently! Wood-burning fireplaces are known for losing lots of heat because the back wall of the firebox absorbs so much of it. Yet, systems with a heat reflector in place are able to radiate the heat back out into your living room, where it belongs. Your home will stay warmer and cozier, and you’ll have no problem staying toasty on colder days.

Call Today – Our Staff Can Help!

Are you ready to make this smart investment today? Then call on our qualified and professional staff to help you out! We’ve got you covered, and you’ll love how much better your system heats throughout the winter months ahead. There’s no time like the present – pick up your phone now to schedule an appointment!

 

By Mike O'Mara on October 6th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Dryer Vent Cleaning: Why You Should Invest In A Pro

Many homeowners are becoming more and more aware of the importance of dryer vent cleaning. Unfortunately, we hear too many stories of people trying to save money by buying do-it-yourself cleaning kits. Trust us when we say, this isn’t the way to go! You’ll take on a lot of hassle and stress. In addition, you’ll be frustrated when you’re faced with poor results (costing your more money down the line).

Dryer Vent Cleaning Image - San Diego CA - Weststar Chimney SweepsCons Of Dryer Vent Cleaning Kits

In some situations a dryer vent cleaning kit may do an alright job. Yet, for most, more heavy duty equipment is needed. Venting systems in a home can be long, intricate, and winding. With that in mind, the tools that come in these do-it-yourself kits just can’t get the job done right! The rods won’t stretch far enough, they can’t adjust to the many twists and turns, and often times they get stuck (meaning you’ll end up needing professional help in the end anyway).

On top of this, many homeowners just push all of the lint to the back of the vent, failing to actually remove it. This causes bigger clogs to form, and you’ll end up with even more problems than you started out with. In the end, you’ll need someone certified to get the clogs out, meaning you’re out a lot of money. Invest in a pro from the start, and you’ll be happy you did!

What To Expect From Us

When you choose Weststar Chimney Sweeps, you can rest easy knowing you’ve picked the best of the best. Our certified and trained technicians have the tools, expertise, and professionalism that you’re looking for, and we ensure all of the connections are working properly before leaving the job site. No matter what your dryer vent has in store for us, we can get you taken of!

What To Expect From Your Dryer

Many question whether or not dryer vent cleaning really makes a difference. Will the dryer really run that much better? Is it worth the money? The short answer is yes! If your dryer needs to run multiple times to dry a load of laundry, then something isn’t right. A lot of times, all these systems need is a good cleaning to run more efficiently, saving you time and stress. And it lowers your energy bills, too!

When you schedule a cleaning, your clothes will dry in no time and you won’t see as much of an increase in your monthly bills. And did you know it makes your home safer, too? Dryers are known for causing thousands of house fires every single year! It’s definitely not worth the risk when it comes to the wellbeing of your loved ones.

To top it off, many times homeowners think the dryer is the issue, when all they needed was to invest in us! Before you go out and buy a whole new appliance, let us look things over. Your problems made be solved quickly and easily with just one visit from us. The best part is, we’re here for you year after year, so you can schedule your annual cleaning with Weststar Chimney Sweeps every time! Make us your one stop shop for it all. Call today!