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Protect Your Firebox & Get The Most Out Of Your Fire With Heat Reflectors

Fire and water are the two main contributors to the breakdown of chimneys and fireplaces. At Weststar Chimney Sweeps, we install a variety of parts to help protect the chimney system against water, but in order to protect against the damage that repeated fires can do to your firebox and fireplace, we highly recommend having our experienced, CSIA-certified technicians install a heat reflector or heat shield.

In an unprotected fireplace, the firebrick in your firebox will absorb a great deal of the heat from your fire, instead of projecting it out into your living area. The back wall of your firebox, in particular, takes in a lot of that heat, and over time, the heat can cause firebricks to crack and mortar joints to crumble and deteriorate. Repairing a damaged firebox usually means having detailed tuckpointing work done, which can be expensive and time-consuming. But, there is something you can do to prevent firebox breakdown!

Weststar Chimney Sweeps Can Help You Keep The Heat Where It Should Be, By Installing A Heat Reflector

When Weststar Chimney Sweeps’ technicians install a dependable heat reflector or heat shield in your firebox, the back wall of the firebox is exposed to roughly a third less heat than it is without one. Instead of being absorbed by the back wall of the firebox, heat is radiated into the living area, where it provides added warmth to the home and its inhabitants. When a heat reflector is added to a fireplace, homeowners typically see a 20 to 40 percent increase in the amount of heat that’s being reflected back into the room, depending on the type of fireplace they’re using. Whatever the percentage of the increase may be, you’ll most certainly notice a difference.

Call Weststar Chimney Sweeps,Today!

If you’re primarily, or even just partially, using your fireplace for heat, you’ll greatly benefit from having a heat reflector installed. If your fireplace is more for aesthetic enjoyment, you’ll still be glad to get a longer service life out of your firebox, with fewer repairs.

Talk to Weststar Chimney Sweeps technicians about your fireplace and the benefits of adding a heat reflector to your home. Call us today at 619-338-8116, or make an appointment online, by clicking here!


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I have been a customer for several years now. This time, I had them not only clean the fireplace, but change from wood-burning to gas burning. The logs they showed me were beautiful! The work was done promptly and professionally. They were here early on both visits, and waited in the truck until the appointment time. Highly recommend them.
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