Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Fireplace’ Category

Your Fireplace Should Last Longer

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Wood fireplaces in Columbia City, IN are wonderful. Not only does the value of your house get driven up tremendously with a wood fireplace, but it increases your comfort and provides an incredible aesthetic that is irreplaceable. We completely understand why homeowners get so defensive about their fireplaces. They’re almost like another member of the family.

It’s always heartbreaking when a fireplace becomes so worn down that it’s nearly unusable by a family. We talk to homeowners all the time who say they wish they could use their fireplace, but they’re just not sure how well it works after years of neglect. Most homeowners don’t neglect their fireplaces on purpose—it just happens.

Today, we’re going to talk about some ways that you could get your fireplace lasting longer. We’ll talk about best practices and how our team can help.

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Can You Explain What a Pellet Stove Is?

Monday, December 10th, 2018

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Many homeowners are unsure about the differences between fireplaces, wood stoves, and pellet stoves. To put it simply, a pellet stove is a type of wood stove. The “pellets” are just compact wooden pieces, like extra wood energy pressed into a smaller space. Typically, wood and pellet stoves are great alternatives for homeowners whose homes lack the space for a full fireplace and masonry chimney, or for homeowners who do not wish to go through the extensive remodeling necessary for to put in a full fireplace and chimney. Wood stoves work as space heaters, sending out heat both from the flames and radiating from their heated sides, making them helpful for added winter warmth.

If you are considering a wood or pellet stove for your house, it is best to contact a local professional to help you make the right choice to match your specific needs. Collier’s Heating and Air Conditioning offers fireplace services. There are many advantages and some disadvantages to owning a pellet stove, so it is best to be aware before you make any decisions. Below, we explain both the benefits and potential drawbacks of a pellet stove.

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How Often Do I Need Fireplace Cleaning?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Fireplaces may no longer be the main way that homes receive heat, but they are wonderful household additions. A good fireplace is a source of cheer and a gathering place for friends and family. And on a cold winter night, the extra fireplace heat sure doesn’t hurt!

Your fireplace requires special care, much the same way that your central heating system does. Part of this is regular fireplace cleaning. We don’t mean something like regularly shoveling out ash (if you have a wood-burning fireplace). We mean a full cleaning from fireplace specialists. You’ll find the experts for the job at our Fireplace Shoppe, along with any other fireplace supplies you might need.

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Check Out Our Fireplace Shoppe and Your Choices for a New Fireplace

Monday, December 12th, 2016

We’re a different type of heating company. We’re the people you can trust when it comes to putting in a new furnace, repairing a malfunctioning boiler, or doing routine maintenance for a heat pump. If you need whole-house heating assistance, we can deliver it for you. But we also work with the oldest type of heating system that’s still in use: the fireplace.

Our Fireplace Shoppe is a special part of our business. Although few people use fireplaces today as their main source of heat for their homes, fireplaces are a wonderful addition that creates a cozy feeling, a sense of luxury, a social gathering place, and even a bit of relief for the furnace or boiler. The Fireplace Shoppe provides many models and accessories, as well as BBQ grills and outdoor furniture.

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in HVAC Technology

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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Call Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning for all your heating, air conditioning, geothermal heating and cooling, fireplace, solar, indoor air quality, and commercial hvac needs.

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