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We Install Heat Reflectors To Protect Your Firebox

Fireplaces are often the focal point in a home. It helps to create an aesthetic that’s perfect for comfortable evenings in, large holiday gatherings, or small get-together with friends. Cozy up to a warm fire is a wonderful activity. That is, if your fireplace is in a good shape and works efficiently. If you’ve been noticing less heat from your system, the fault could lie with your firebox. Luckily, our CSIA-certified team have solutions to solve this!

What Is The Firebox?

The firebox is where your fires are built and burned and, as you can imagine, this area takes on a lot of wear and tear. Things like excess heat, too much exposure to moisture, and neglect can take their toll over time. These can all cause the firebox to break down and be less efficient.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to ensure the materials that make up your firebox stay protected. Preventative maintenance and regular upkeep definitely help to keep your brickwork and mortar from cracking, help it to contain the fire, and also give you peace of mind knowing heat, fire, and smoke won’t spread through your fireplace. On top of all that, you’ll get more heat output for your living space.

Needless to say, investing in these preventative maintenance now will save you a lot of time, money, and stress down the road. Our certified team at Weststar Chimney Sweeps would love to help restore the function and beauty of your firebox, give us a call so we can set up an appointment for you right now.

What We Offer

If you need solutions fast, let us install a new heat reflector today. Heat reflectors are installed on the back wall of a firebox. With heat reflectors in place, the heat of your fire will reflect outward rather than get absorbed into the brickwork. Depending on what type of fireplace you own, you’ll likely receive a 20-40 percent increase in heat in your home.

Call us right now, and why not schedule your annual inspection with us, too? Our professionals can diagnose whether damages or buildup are present, then promptly address any issues, to ensure you’re ready when the holidays come back around. After all, what’s Thanksgiving and Christmas without a crackling fire to set the mood? Our team is all trained, certified, and ready to tackle any chimney issues. Guarantee yourself a safer and more efficient appliance by calling on our team of experts now at 619-338-8116.

By Mike O'Mara on July 17th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

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.

What 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