TESTIMONIALS

  • “I just wanted you to know how pleased we were with the work your “Monkey” did on our fireplace. It looks brand new. Many thanks again. I’ll certainly recommend your company.”
    -Jane
  • “Thank you so much for repairing our stove so quickly! What a nice young man you sent. He was polite, efficient and careful to clean up any mess he made, which wasn’t much. We really appreciated him. He is a credit to your business. Thank you again.”
    -Lydia
  • “Thank you for cleaning and inspecting the four units…I appreciate your service by knowing all my units have a safe chimney before winter starts. A lot of thanks.”
    -Mike
  • “The service person who worked on our fireplaces was great! He was friendly and told us what work he was doing.”
    -Judy
  • “ I want to express my satisfaction not only with your service, the person who actually did the work but also your reasonable rates. We will recommend your company to all of our friends in Summit County.”
    -June
  • “ “I just wanted to express my appreciation for how you responded to me as a customer when you cleaned the fireplaces out …in Frisco recently…We’ll use you in the future again!”
    -Mike

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

What areas do we service?

We service and install wood and gas fireplaces and pellet stoves, including chimney sweeps and annual service on gas fireplaces. Our service area includes Summit County (Breckenridge, Keystone, Frisco, Dillon, Summit Cove and Silverthorne), Eagle County (Vail, Eagle Vail, Edwards, Avon, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Gypsum and Eagle), parts of Park County (Fairplay), Lake County (Leadville) and Grand County (Kremmling).

 

What is the difference between a masonry and zero-clearance fireplace? 

A masonry fireplace is a factory-built, metal firebox that uses a masonry block chamber to circulate the heated room air. A zero-clearance firebox has an insulated metal jacket around the inner firebox that enables the unit to be placed right up against interior or exterior walls with "0" inches between the fireplace and combustibles. Heated room air is circulated within the fireplace system itself.

 

How many hours of burn time can I expect to get from one burn period?

It is not uncommon for fireplaces to burn for five to eight hour periods. However, this depends on the wood used and the adjustment of the fireplace's air damper and air intake positioning.

 

Why do some fireplaces require doors, while others have screens?

Some fireplaces are designed as heating systems. The airtight doors are an integral part of the overall system. The doors work by sealing the fireplace, which eliminates heat loss and allows you to completely control the fire.

 

What kind of wood will give me the most efficient burn?

Dry, seasoned hardwoods. Wet wood can contain up to 50% moisture.

 

What is creosote and how do I prevent it?

When wood is burned slowly it produces tar and other organic vapors, which combine with expelled moisture to form creosote. The creosote vapors condense and form a black substance in the chimney of a slow-burning fire. To prevent creosote from forming, burn vigorous fires with dry, seasoned hardwood. Your chimney should be inspected and cleaned at least once per year by a CSIA certified chimney sweep. 

 

What is the difference between a Direct-Vent and Up Vent (B-Vent) gas fireplace?

Direct vent gas fireplaces have a sealed firebox that draws 100% outside air needed to fuel the fire. Most direct vent fireplaces can be vented either vertically or horizontally using either rigid or flexible pipe. The heated air is forced out through the upper louvers into your home.

Up Vent gas fireplaces are atmospherically vented with double-wall metal B-Vent pipe. B-Vent is vented vertically to the outside, but it does not draw outside air for combustion.

 

Can I regulate the heat output from a gas fireplace to maintain a comfortable room temperature?

Yes. Each gas fireplace can have multiple ways to regulate the heat output. Many are designed to operate with a thermostat control, allowing you to set the desired room temperature using a thermostat and the fireplace will automatically turn on/off according to the desired temperature.

Fireplaces can also come with a standard built-in high/low knob on the gas valve that enables you to vary the fireplaces heat output. Because you are varying the incoming gas, your flame height will naturally increase on the high setting and decrease on the low setting.

 

Can I convert my wood burning fireplace to burn gas?

Usually. Many fireplace manufacturers have highly efficient gas insert fireplaces designed for both masonry and factory-built wood burning fireplaces.

 

Will my gas fireplace operate without electricity?

Many gas fireplaces are manufactured with a standing pilot milivolt system as a standard feature. Standing pilots don't require electricity to generate power. Optional fans/blowers would require a 110V current to operate, which isn't necessary for the fireplace to fully function.

 

Can I convert my gas fireplace from liquid propane (LP) to natural gas(NG)?

Usually. Most fireplace manufacturers offer conversion kits to convert your fireplace between LP and NG.

 

What is a flue?

A flue is another name for the fireplace chimney or venting system.

 



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