Fireplace Service and Repair

We service  ALL gas fireplaces, no matter the make or model. If you would like a detailed quote text, call or email us. 346-772-9179  [email protected] Or read further for more generalized prices and information. 

 

PRICES FOR DIRECT VENT AND B VENT FIREPLACES

Fireplace inspection: $75-100

Cleaning and inspection: $150-200 for most factory-built, traditional fireplaces

Linear fireplace cleaning and inspection: $200-275, depending on size and type

 PRICES FOR WOOD BURNING FIREPLACES

Wood burning fireplace clean and inspection: $100-$200 for most systems.

Installation of gas logs into wood burning fireplace: Sizes 18”-36”  starting at $125 and up to $250.

NFI CERTIFICATION

FIREPLACES 

TYPES

Fireplaces add comfort and warmth to any space in your home. They pull you in with their cozy invitation that gathers friends and family together. 

There are different types of fireplaces which burn a few different types of fuel, the most popular being natural gas, liquid petroleum (propane), and wood. Below are information and pictures of the different types of fireplaces and services we offer.  

Direct Vent Fireplaces

Direct vent (DV) fireplaces are the most efficient and newest type of fireplaces. DVs are unique because they are a sealed system and only use intake air from outside of the home. DVs allow a new home to be sealed up tightly, which means your home will keep the heat inside.

Depending on the fireplace manufacturer, the vent on DV fireplaces can travel horizontally or vertically. With the help of a power vent (a fan attached in line with the vent), these fireplace vents can travel great distances. In some cases, DVs can even travel in a downward slope, depending on the fireplace. Because of these features, many of these DV fireplaces have the ability to be placed in many different locations inside the house with zero clearance to the finished wall material; meaning it will be flush with the interior wall. Most of these are considered modern fireplaces because they are so sleek and have options for media inside the fire box, e.g. not just artificial wood, but shapes, glass, and even metal sculptures.

B Vent Fireplaces

These fireplaces are a bit more efficient than wood burning fireplaces. B vents use the air from inside the home to feed the combustion. B vent fireplaces are unique because the vent pipe can only go straight up, vertically. B vents have a sensor to detect if there is a problem with the chimney system (high limit switch/sensor) and if the chimney is working properly. If  the chimney is not working properly, the electronic system will shut itself off automatically.

B vent fireplaces have fixed gas logs that cannot be adjusted without causing problems to the system that will produce excess soot and hot spots, which will eventually cause more serious problems down the road.

Some of these fireplaces have glass doors, and others do not. The glass fronts are not sealed but act as a barrier. Some doors are fixed in place, and others can be opened and closed. Opening and closing the doors is permissible, depending on the fireplace manufacturer.

Wood Burning Fireplaces

Wood burning fireplaces are the least efficient of all fireplace.  Why is it so inefficient you ask?  The simple answer is because the majority of the heat (80-90%) goes directly up and out of the chimney.  There isn’t any heat retention because of draft; draft is the air movement inside your home.  When combustion occurs it causes draft, and in the case of a wood burning fireplace, the air in the room will pull towards the fire to feed the fire.  This will eventually pull air through every crack and crevice from outside of your home to continuously bring fresh air in to feed the fire. Once the air is consumed by the fire it then gets expelled up the chimney.  In reality the only heat that you will feel will be the radiant heat from the fire itself if you are close enough to feel it.  

Depending on how your house is built and how tight the construction is on your house usually determines how efficient the wood burning fireplace will be.  Also, in most factory built wood burning fireplaces an outside air intake kit is typically installed to pull air from a duct on the outside of your home to the fireplace face (typically there is a lever to open and close this on the side of the fireplace).  

Decorative Gas Logs

Wood burning fireplaces are the ONLY fireplaces that allow for “decorative gas logs.” These gas logs are a replacement for wood burning.  Many folks love their gas logs because they eliminate the need to clean out wood ash, they don’t smell, and they are pretty all year round.