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All About Linear Fireplaces

Do you feel limited by the same fireplace design options you see year after year? Many homeowners are eager to add a new fireplace to their home, but are tired of the same old look. Well, we’ve got good news! There are now a wide range of options out there for people looking for a newer, sleeker, and more modern look. If this sounds good to you, then it’s time you invest in a linear fireplace. The team at Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney can help you out! Learn more below!

What Is It?

So, what exactly is a linear fireplace? Well, they offer the heat and unbeatable aesthetic you’re looking for, except in a streamlined rectangular design. They are easily installed almost anywhere throughout your property, both indoors and outdoors. It’s no problem to contour them to fit your current home set-up.

Benefits Of Linear Fireplaces

One of the most appealing features of these fireplaces is that you won’t have to deal with a messy woodpile or piles of ash. If you invest in a gas linear fireplace, all you’ll have to do when you get home from a long day out and about is flip the switch and enjoy the ambiance. If you have a busy lifestyle, this is the perfect arrangement!

Along with this, they don’t take up a ton of space, and they blend in well with any living space, so you know the end results will look great. There are tons of design options, too, so matching your unique tastes is super easy! We’re certain our team can find the perfect size, color, and style option for your home. Your family will love the new addition, and friends and neighbors will rave about your modern, new look!

If you’re ready to get great heat from a system that looks appealing and is easier than ever to operate, then consider a linear fireplace today! Give us a call, so that our team can set you up right!

We Can Install Your New Appliance

The staff at Mountain Man Chimney & Fireplace has been around for 15 years, and our countless certifications, awards, and 5-star reviews make it clear that we’re a business you want to work with. When you get a new appliance, professional installation is always the way to go! We’ll set things up right the first time around, so you won’t have to concern yourself with gas leaks, fire hazards, or inefficiency. Count on us for all of your installation needs!

Don’t Forget To Schedule Your Inspection!

Just because linear fireplaces are more convenient and easier to use doesn’t mean they don’t need check-ups from time to time. Even if it seems as if everything is running fine, having a certified expert look things over at least once a year is important! You could have some minor issues that, if gone unresolved, will turn into big, dangerous, and expensive problems down the line. Count on a CSIA certified chimney sweep, like the crew at Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney, to handle your inspection every time!

Why wait any longer? Give us a call now!

By Jake Johnson on February 2nd, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Prepare Your Fireplace For Use!

In Use Fireplace - Littleton CO - Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney Labor Day has passed, football season has started, school is back in session… fall will be here before we know it! After a long spring and summer of disuse, make sure your fireplace system is ready to use again this winter by having it serviced now!

Get your fireplace ready for winter

Once the beautiful weather and warm temperatures of spring and summer arrive, few homeowners continue to use their fireplaces; because of this, most units have not been used in six months or more. To make sure it is safe, clean, and ready to use for winter homeowners should have their chimney and fireplace swept and inspected.

Having your chimney swept and inspected now is the best way to make sure your fireplace is prepared for use this winter. By having maintenance done at the beginning of the burning season, you can ensure your fireplace is clean, free from blockages, and ready to use in the coming months.

Chimney sweepings

A chimney sweeping by a Chimney Safety Institute of America certified chimney sweep is the best way to keep your fireplace and chimney clean. The CSIA recommends that all homes have their chimney swept at least once per year. No matter what kind of heating appliance you have, its chimney or vent still needs to be swept; wood burning fireplaces, gas units, stoves, inserts, and manufactured fireplaces all need to have their chimneys swept.

During a chimney sweeping, the chimney technician will use brushes, vacuums, and other tools in order to remove any buildup or debris in the flue. While soot and ash are often easy to remove, flammable creosote can be difficult, especially if it has been several years since the chimney has been swept. A naturally occurring byproduct of fuel burning fires, excessive creosote accumulation can lead to chimney fires if it is accidentally ignited. Because creosote can damage the flue liner in addition to causing chimney fires, it is important to remove it annually.

Chimney inspections

Chimney inspections are another way to ensure your fireplace is safe to use. During an inspection, a certified sweep will check the accessible portions of the interior and exterior fireplace and chimney for signs of damage or deterioration. Often the problems spotted during regular inspections are still so small no performance problems have even started; dampers that have lost their air tight seal, small cracks in the masonry, or damage to the chimney cap are all examples of small problems that only a thorough chimney inspection can spot.

If any problem areas are identified during the chimney inspection, repairs can be recommended and completed as soon as possible. This gets your fireplace back to functioning sooner – and can save you on repairs and upkeep costs in the long run. Finding damage when it is still relatively minor can help prevent major deterioration – and costly repairs.

Regular maintenance can extend the life of your fireplace system, helping it burn safely and efficiently for years to come. This year, make sure your fireplace system is ready to use by having it serviced before winter arrives. To schedule your chimney sweeping or inspection, contact Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney today.

By Jake Johnson on September 10th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , | Leave a Comment

Fireplaces and Feng Shui

Fireplaces can make a beautiful addition or focal point to any room. Their comforting appearance, soft glow, and warm heat create a homey atmosphere that invites others to sit down, relax, and enjoy the ambiance.

What many homeowners may not know is that fireplaces can also serve another purpose. Fireplaces can influence the Feng Shui of a room, representing the five elements. Even if you’ve never studied Feng Shui before, you may be surprised at how it can influence and impact the design choices in your home.

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What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of balancing energy. Developed over 3000 years ago, good Feng Shui is said to bring good luck wheras bad Feng Shui can bring misfortune.

The practice of Feng Shui involves using the compass to balance the five elements: fire, wood, earth, metal, and water. Placing items representing these elements at different points on the compass – North, South, East, or West – can have different effects. The placement of these elements throughout your home can influence its Feng Shui and bring harmony into your home.

How do fireplaces influence Feng Shui?

A fireplace can represent multiple elements for practitioners of Feng Shui. They are primarily used, however, to represent the element of fire. The fire element is also associated with the colors red, yellow, orange, purple, and pink.

According to tradition, the best position for a fireplace is in the South. This placement will bring you luck, fame, and recognition. Other good positions are Southwest (increase in romance) and Northeast (success in education and a clear and calm mind). If your fireplace is not in one of these positions, don’t stress – you can balance the Feng Shui of a room by adding representations of other elements.

What causes bad Feng Shui?

Bad Feng Shui can be created when the elements are unbalanced. With regard to fireplaces, bad Feng Shui can be caused by a vacant hearth from a fireplace that is no longer used. The easiest way to improve the bad Feng Shui of a non-working fireplace is to have it fixed. If your fireplace is working but it not used frequently, considering using design elements such as faux logs or candles to fill the hearth.

Designing with Feng Shui

In traditional Feng Shui, fireplaces send energy out of a home. To combat this, place a mirror over the fireplace to bounce energy back in. If you have décor on your mantle, choose design elements that come in pairs, such as placing a vase on each end of the mantle. In Feng Shui, pairs like this represent love and nurturing.

Other themes and motifs to include in a room are circles (which have no beginning and no end and represent the flow of the universe), plants (which attract positive chi and represent prosperity), and aquariums (which are said to attract wealth and abundance).

If you want to add a fireplace to increase the Feng Shui of your home and live near Littleton, CO, contact Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney today! We sell and install a wide variety of fireplaces, stoves, and inserts. Our expert staff can help you select the appliance that is right for you style, budget, and the Feng Shui of your home.

By Jake Johnson on January 15th, 2015 | Tagged with: Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a Comment