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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

Early 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: , , | Comments Off on All About the Bellfires Fireplace

Plan Family Time in Front of the Fire

Winter weather is finally here! When the weather turns cold, it’s time to think about cozying down in a warm house. Also,  snuggling under soft blankets and enjoying precious time with your family. All of this while feeling safe and secure in front of a beautiful, crackling fire. There is no better way to spend time bonding with your family, creating precious memories to carry with you throughout the year.

Plan Family Time in Front of the Fire Image - Mansfield OH - Chim Cheroo ChimneyGet a Good Fire Going

In order to build a really good, safe fire, you’ll want to start off by opening your dampers all the way. The Martha Stewart website says that you should put some crumpled newspaper under the grate, and top this with strips of newspaper. Loosely stack six to twelve pieces of kindling on top of the newspaper, then add a couple of thin, split logs. Light the tinder, then add some small logs and one bigger log to the fire once it’s burning steadily. You’ll want these stacked loosely, as well, so the fire has room to breathe. And although it’s tempting to pile the wood on so you can have a roaring fire, don’t!  This is because this could either smother it or make it burn out of control.

Create Memories

If you’re looking to have some family fun in front of the fire, why not start by serving a cozy meal? Go fancy and have your loved ones seated on cushions in front of a low table in front of the fire. You can also make it a casual meal of roasted hot dogs and marshmallows. Don’t forget the graham crackers and chocolate, of course! When you’re finished, get out some of your favorite board games. Have young children? Sit them on the couch in front of the fire. Snuggle up and read them a favorite book. These are great ways to spend the hours and create great memories. And of course, adding some steaming hot cocoa is sure to sweeten any activity!

Be Safe!

It’s especially important to make sure that you stay safe during fireplace season. One of the best ways to do this is by making sure that you have enough smoke detectors. The U.S. Fire Administration website states that smoke detectors should be installed in each bedroom. In addition, outside of any sleeping areas, and on every floor of the house – including the basement. Also, a fire should never be left unattended, and should be out before leaving the house or going to bed. Never leave small children alone in a room with a burning fire! Better yet, if you have small children, think about installing a safety screen in front of the fireplace.

Trust the Best

The best way to ensure that you have plenty of safe family time in front of the fire? Have your fireplace inspected, cleaned, and repaired by experts at Chim Cheroo Chimney Service. They are CSIA certified and trained in the latest technology to ensure your safety and satisfaction. Give them a call today!

By Don Rhine on December 20th, 2016 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Comments Off on Plan Family Time in Front of the Fire