There are countless benefits to owning a gas fireplace. Not only are they convenient and easy to use, but they require far less maintenance than their wood-burning counterparts. They’re also less messy, and you won’t have to worry about lighting up fires or hauling piles of wood into your home. It’s no wonder that they’ve grown in popularity over the years, and if you’re someone with a busy lifestyle, then it’s likely that a gas fireplace will be a great fit for your home.
If you’ve made the decision to invest in one of the many great gas models out there, then your next step is to hire someone to get the unit installed into your home. This is where things get tricky. First, you want a team that has your ideal set-up in stock, and then you’ll want to ensure they have all the necessary qualifications to get the job done right once your dream appliance is officially purchased. Here are some things to consider as you move forward throughout this process.
Invest In A NFI-Certified Technician
The NFI (or National Fireplace Institute) is a non-profit organization that trains workers all throughout the country on how to safely and effectively install various types of fireplaces and other appliances. By going through their extensive training process, sweeps are given the opportunity to provide their customers with the best care possible, giving them peace of mind and reassurance while operating their system year after year.
Needless to say, obtaining an NFI certification is no easy feat, and it takes a lot of time and dedication to study the provided material and get through the lengthy exam process. And it doesn’t stop there! Because this field is ever-evolving and consistently bringing in new techniques and updated technology, an NFI certification is only valid for 3 years. That means sweeps need to renew it on a regular basis in order to maintain this elite status.
All in all, when it comes to installing your new system, it is vital that things are done just right or you could end up with a fireplace that doesn’t perform well or puts your home and family at risk – it’s not worth it! Trust in an NFI certified sweep from the very start to ensure all safety regulations and proper codings are met. Our team is here and happy to help with it all – we won’t let you down!
Who Can Install My Gas Logs?
Need gas logs installed? This is another case where hiring a qualified pro is essential. Here at Ashbusters, we are certified with the CSIA, which means we know all the ins and outs when it comes to installing and maintaining your gas-fueled appliances – that includes gas log installation!
In fact, we can handle a wide range of repair and upkeep services, so don’t hesitate to reach out. Whatever you need, we are certain we can help!
Already Have A Fireplace In Place? Consider An Insert
Now, if you already have a wood-burning fireplace in your home, you may be wondering if you can install a gas system into your existing firebox. The answer? You bet! In fact, the efficiency levels of gas inserts are hard to beat, and homeowners love how easy they are to use. Just flip a switch or push a button and you are good to go. And when you’re done for the night, just turn it off – no waiting for flames to die out and no dealing with messy ash piles. Relaxing in the comfort of your living room has never been easier.
Do You Need Gas Lines Installed In Your Home?
Now, if you don’t have a gas line in your home then this is one area where the help of a chimney sweep won’t come in handy. While we have all the knowledge necessary for installing, inspecting, repairing, and maintaining your fireplaces, inserts, stoves, and more, installing a gas line one thing that needs to be installed by an expert in the field of pipes and plumbing.
Gas plumbers specialize in this kind of work and hiring someone who knows their stuff is a must since gas and carbon monoxide are things you definitely don’t want to risk exposing yourself and your family members to. It’s recommended that you hire a licensed master plumber, as these professionals go through extensive training and engage in a wide range of educational opportunities to ensure you get the best care possible. Do your research and hire a trustworthy team from the start – it’ll be well worth it!
Ready To Get Started? Reach Out Today
If you’re ready to get this process started so that you can start enjoying your gas fireplace on those cold, rainy nights that are sure to be on the way, get in touch with our team today. We’d be happy to answer any and all of your questions, then work with you to find the right fit for your needs. The help you’re looking for is just a phone call away – reach out now!