Why Fireplace Insert Installation Is Not a DIY Job

You love your traditional wood-burning masonry fireplace. This is because it provides a cozy atmosphere in your home. However, you have been disappointed in its low heating efficiency. Each winter, your heating costs have been increasing. Why? Because you have to turn up the thermostat to compensate for the heat loss! This happens when air escapes out of the chimney whenever you light a fire in the fireplace. If you are looking for a way to improve the energy efficiency in your home, Aelite Chimney Specialties can help.

Fireplace Insert Not A DIY Job Image - Chicago IL - Aelite Chimney SpecialtiesWe sell and install a wide variety of fireplace inserts. These inserts allow you to heat your home more efficiently, without sacrificing the experience of sitting around the fireplace. You can choose from several different fuel options: gas, wood, and pellet. Our expert staff can assist you in selecting the best fuel type for your home and then set up an appointment with one of our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians to professionally install your new insert to ensure it will work safely and efficiently. We would like to tell you why it is so important to have a fireplace insert professionally installed.

Aelite Chimney Specialties will make sure the size of your insert matches the size of your flue.

The most important reason why you need to have your new fireplace insert professionally installed? It is to ensure there is a proper match between the sizes of the insert and the flue. According to the CSIA, a correct size match of the heating appliance and the venting system is essential for proper drafting. Most masonry chimneys are too large for newer fireplace inserts. This can cause drafting issues, such as incomplete combustion which can lead to the overproduction of carbon monoxide. This toxic gas can be forced back into your home and create a serious health hazard to you and your family. When our technicians install new fireplace inserts, we begin by inspecting the chimney to see if we need to install a stainless steel chimney liner. In addition, provide a correctly sized flue to match the insert.

Aelite Chimney Specialties will make sure the insert is able to vent properly.

You can trust our technicians to ensure that your new fireplace insert will be correctly installed.  Also, that it is able to take in needed air for combustion as well as exhaust the byproducts of combustion out through the chimney. Venting problems can lead to an excess of water vapors inside the flue. The combination of this moisture with the acidic gases from combustion is a highly corrosive liquid. This liquid can quickly deteriorate the bricks and mortar joints of your chimney. The cracks and gaps that result from this corrosion damage are safety hazards. This is because they expose the combustible parts of your home to extremely high temperatures! Plus, also allow toxic gases to escape into your living spaces.

Considering updating your masonry fireplace into a more efficient heating appliance? Contact us at Aelite Chimney Specialties to learn more about our fireplace insert sales and professional installation services.