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All About the Bellfires Fireplace

If you’ve been thinking about major home remodeling but think that redoing a fireplace is just too big of a job, think again. At Chim Cheroo Chimney Service Inc., we can help you make the change over to a new fireplace that will update your home and give your room a whole new look. Not only will it make a difference aesthetically, it will make a difference economically, too.

Progression of Fireplaces

All About the Bellfires Fireplace - Mansfield OH - Chim Cheroo Chimney ServiceEarly on, fireplaces were neither efficient nor necessarily beautiful. They provided heat and an efficient way to cook food. As homes became more elaborate, fireplaces did as well. However, chimneys were, out of necessity, constructed with a wide design. This accommodated for the chimney sweeps who cleared the chimney of soot and debris. This wide design allowed a lot of the room’s heat to be drawn out of the room and the chimney. However, this decreased efficiency and the temperature throughout the house during cold winter months.

An early student of fireplace design, Benjamin Thompson, the Count of Rumford, made modifications to the design of traditional fireplaces, and developed one that burned hotter and cleaner and with less smoke coming into the room. Over the years, more modifications included adjusting the shape of the chimney to increase efficiency and developing a better firebox. Eventually, Bell of England took all the research and designed the Bellfires Fireplace. One important concept that was furthered was the idea of a refractory design. A refractory brick is made of refractory ceramic material. It can withstand high temperature, which of course is very important in a fireplace. It is also an efficient energy source.

Bellfires Refractory Fireplace

If you’re looking for a new look for your room, it’s time to give Chim Cheroo Chimney Service a call. Bellfires Fireplaces come in a variety of designs that add beauty and style to your room. The ceramic-insulated firebox and hearth project more heat into the room. Therefore, the firebox keeps heat in instead of directing it out of the room. Bellfires Fireplaces also produce less creosote. This means less chance of a chimney fire while you’re enjoying your fireplace next winter.

Call the Company With Bellfires Fireplace Experience

Changing the pictures on your walls or getting new furniture can give your room a new look, but for a really big change, schedule an appointment today. We have the experience installing Bellfires Fireplaces that ensures you’ll get the job done right. Give us a call today at 800-284-8770! You’ll love the new look of your room, and you’ll love the difference a more efficiently burning fire makes in your bank account, too!

By Don Rhine on July 16th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Exterior Rebuilds

Summer is the perfect time to call Chim Cheroo Chimney Service at 419-752-2231 to set up a time to get your chimney inspected and cleaned. We recommend summer as it gives our technicians plenty of time to do your inspection, and sometimes we find necessary repairs too.

We know homeowner do not want or like to hear this. However, you can rest assured that there is no better company to take care of major repairs that your chimney need including a chimney rebuild.

What Goes Wrong?

Exterior Rebuilds - Mansfield OH - Chim Cheroo Chimney ServiceSo what could possibly happen to your chimney for it to need a rebuild? The first thing that comes to mind is your chimney most likely experienced a chimney fire. A major reason that chimney fires occur is that you have an excessive amount of creosote build-up. Creosote is the material that builds up from the smoke that your fire emits. The chemicals in the smoke rise. When the warm air reaches the cooler interior of your chimney, it condenses onto your chimney and forms creosote, which is a highly flammable.

There are a couple of reasons for an excessive build up of creosote. One reason is because you’ve neglected to have your chimney cleaned yearly. Another reason is the type of wood you’re using. If your wood hasn’t been cured properly, or you’re using the wrong type of wood such as softwoods or pine.

Another cause for a chimney rebuild could be weathering. Over time, the weather can cause the mortar of your chimney to break or crack. When rain gets in the pores of your masonry and freezes, it expands and causes cracking. As this cycle continues, the more damage your chimney get. And the longer this goes unchecked, the bigger and more expensive your repair or rebuild become.

Rebuilding Can Solve Your Problems

Finding out that your chimney needs a rebuild can seem overwhelming , but you can breath easy with our professional and experience team of experts on the job. We are dedicated to solving all your chimney problems including repairs and rebuilds.

We’ll get the rebuild done quickly with as little mess and fuss as possible, and at a reasonable price too. Don’t forget to ask about our two year guarantee! We want to leave our customers satisfied, and that’s exactly what you’ll be when you call us.

By Don Rhine on June 27th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment