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Is There A Draft Coming From Your Fireplace?

If you’re noticing cold drafts swooping through your fireplace, you likely want to get the issue resolved in a hurry. Not only is this problem unpleasant and uncomfortable, it puts a strain on your energy bill too. Fireplaces are meant to provide a more affordable heating source for your home, but this doesn’t work so well if downdrafts are cooling down your home.

Fortunately for homeowners in and throughout Littleton and its surrounding areas, Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney has solutions for you. Learn more below, then give us a call for the fast, effective results you deserve.

Do You Need A New Damper?Is-There-A-Draft-Coming-From-Your-Fireplace

An effective way to stop downdrafts is to update your damper. Most fireplaces are equipped with throat dampers that have worked well in the past, but now it grows faulty over the years. They provide a metal-on-metal seal and, if too much rust or corrosion occurs within the chimney, it may not be keeping your cold air out effectively. At Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney, we recommend our customers to switch to a top-sealing damper instead.

Because dampers are essential for controlling draft and airflow, having one that does the job is vital to blocking downdrafts and saving money this winter. A top-sealing damper is installed at the top of your flue, which ensures no cold air enters your chimney. They also have a rubber gasket, which guarantees a tight seal. With a top sealing damper, you’re sure to save money!

Have You Considered A Fireplace Door?

Having a fireplace door installed is another way to stop cold air from entering your home, and they also provide other great benefits. Along with keeping cold air out and warm air in, they stop stray sparks from jumping into your living room to hurt family members or ruin rugs and furniture. They even look great, too! It’s easy to find a door to match your style and decor, which ensures you get that high-quality look this holiday season. Need some installation help? We can help with that too!

Is A New Fireplace The Way To Go?

Sometimes, investing in a new fireplace or upgrading to an insert is a great if you want more heat and save energy. For example, putting a gas insert into a wood-burning fireplace eliminate major issues with draft. Inserts are known for high heat output and comfort.

However, you must have your unit installed by a team of certified experts, and our team from Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney is here to help! We have the tools and guarantee a safer and more comfortable season year after year. Ready to get started? We are, too! Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 303-679-1601.

By Jake Johnson on December 28th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Give Your Home A Gift This Holiday Season

Looking to make a solid investment for your home this holiday season? You should consider adding a stove, fireplace, or insert installed with the help from the experts from Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney! Your home has provided you and your loved ones with countless memories over the years, and a fireplace offers even more opportunities for good times.

People are drawn to a cozy hearth, and it provides the perfect spot for playing games, reading books, reminiscing about years past. The holidays are almost here, so now is the time to give us a call. At Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney, we are here to help you find the perfect unit, whether it’s a fireplace, stove, or insert, to make this holiday even merrier!

Upping The Value Of Your Home

fireplace insert A fireplace brings warmth, comfort, and peace to a household, so it’s no surprise that many home buyers have it on their wish list. It’s been proven that people are more likely to buy a home with a fireplace already installed. After all, a comfortable hearth is often considered a big factor in turning a house into a home!

Investing in a new hearth can only offer benefits for your home. You get to enjoy countless evenings indoors warm and relax in front of your cozy unit. You deserve it, and so does your home! Call us today, and we’ll help you set things up.

Heating Your Space More Efficiently

A big draw of fireplaces, inserts, and stoves is the ability for homeowners to save money on heating bills. These units provide a great alternative source for heat, and some designs are especially known for high heat output. A gas insert, for example, does wonders for keeping your space toasty, all without an increase in your heating bill.

An Aesthetic You Simply Can’t Beat

You simply cannot beat the feel and ambiance of a fireplace. If you’re looking to bring your loved ones together this holiday season, then a fireplace, stove, or insert is your answer. Your friends and family won’t be able to resist gathering around it.

If you’ve made the decision to invest in a new unit, count on our team to help! We install, repair, clean, and maintain heating appliances, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We’re certified with the CSIA, the NFI, and the FIRE, so you can rest easy knowing you’re in great hands. Our professionals have years of experiences and knowledge, so you know your family can enjoy extra heat without the threat of house fires or gas leaks. We’re just a call away, so give our team at Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney a call today!

By Jake Johnson on December 14th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

The Effectiveness of Fireplace Inserts

Fireplace insert effectiveness Image - Littleton CO - Mountain Man Fireplace & ChimneyAccording to the National Association of Homebuilders, fireplaces are the second most popular home feature buyers look for. Because of this, adding a new fireplace to your home or updating an existing one can add value and help your home sell faster in the future – as well as keeping your family warm and cozy for years to come.

Benefits of a new fireplace insert

If you have an existing masonry fireplace, you may be losing as much 90% of its heat up the chimney. This extreme inefficiency can make it more difficult to heat your home as well as cost you more in heating and fuel costs. To combat this, consider installing a fireplace insert.

Fireplace inserts are easy to install, use, and maintain, and can help save you money thanks to their increased efficiency. Below are three of our favorite reasons to consider installing a fireplace insert in your home.

Improve efficiency

While open hearth masonry fireplaces are notoriously inefficient, inserts of all fuel sources have significantly high efficiency ratings. Burning with closed system combustion, inserts more effectively burn the fuel source and lose less heat up the chimney. Not only does this save you money on fuel costs, but it can also lower your electric bills. The Hearth, Patio, and Barbeque Association found that installing an insert in place of a masonry fireplace could reduce energy bills by as much as 40%.

Fireplace inserts aren’t just more efficient – they are also better for the environment. The EPA established strict particulate emission standards for all fireplace inserts. In order to earn the EPA certification – and be sold – inserts must create minimal amounts of smoke and other particulate emissions; by burning cleaner, fireplace inserts are often helpful for family members suffering from respiratory problems such as asthma.

Switch to a new fuel source

Installing a new insert can give you the opportunity to switch fuel sources. This is most commonly seen in homes that currently have a wood burning fireplace and want to switch to gas. In cases like this, installing a new insert into an existing hearth can help save money – while still giving you the fireplace of your dreams.

If you are switch fuel sources, your chimney may need to be relined. Because gas and wood fires create different byproducts of combustion, different chimney liners are needed; while wood burning fires create more smoke and creosote, gas fires create an acidic or corrosive condensation. Having the right flue liner can ensure your new fireplace is burning and drafting safely.

Find a fireplace that matches your style

Whether your home is rustic and traditional or has a distinctly contemporary look, there is an insert to match your style! With a variety of sizes and styles available, it is easy to find an insert that will seamlessly blend into your home’s décor. Likewise, accessories such as fireplace screens can also be used to add even more design to your new heating appliance.

Get your new insert before winter arrives!

There is still time to have your new insert installed before winter arrives. Whether you want to improve efficiency, change fuel sources, or merely update the look of your fireplace, a new insert will add warmth and comfort to your home this winter and for years to come. Contact Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney today for more information on new fireplace inserts.

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