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Ready to treat you and your family members to the warmth and comfort they deserve this holiday season? Then, it’s time to take the plunge and invest in a new fireplace or stove for your home. These heat sources are known for their timeless aesthetic and heightened efficiency, and here at A-1 Chimney Specialist we only offer the best of the best. If you’re ready to make this holiday the best one yet, while increasing the value of your home, then the time to rely on our team is now.

wood stoveWe work with both Pacific Energy and Superior Fireplaces to ensure you are getting products that will both provide top-notch results and stand the test of time. Learn more about each company below, then speak with our team about the many models we offer. No matter what you’re looking for, we’re certain we can find the right fit for you!

All About Pacific Energy

When you invest in a Pacific Energy stove or fireplace you can rest assured that your system will work efficiently, be easy to use, and will meet EPA standards. These technicians use only the best parts to construct their units, and they craft them together with the care and dedication they know their customer base deserves. We are proud to work with them, and we stand by the products they offer. When you get a Pacific Energy fireplace or stove, you’ll be getting something that will bring you joy and comfort for the long haul.

Pacific Energy has been setting the bar high for decades now, and if you ask around, we’re certain you’ll hear nothing but positive feedback on the efficiency, heat, and durability of their units. To learn more reach out to our sweeps right away. We would love to provide you with more details!

All About Superior Fireplaces

Now Superior strives to go above and beyond in every category – that’s why they call themselves Superior! Their systems are designed to provide heightened efficiency while offering you the luminous ambiance you hope to achieve. If you’re seeking a company that will always be up-to-date on the latest tools, techniques, and technologies in this industry, you needn’t look any further – check out our line of Superior stoves, inserts, and fireplaces now!

The Benefits Of A Wood-Fueled Stove Or Fireplace

So, why choose wood over gas? Don’t get us wrong – there are countless reasons to go with a gas unit, especially if you have a busy lifestyle. Wood-burning units require a bit more upkeep on the part of the homeowner, and they aren’t quite as convenient as gas appliances. If you’re looking to switch your fireplace on when you want a fire and off when you’re through, without any hassle in between, then gas is a great route for you to take, and we’re certain you won’t regret it.

That being said, there is a timeless quality that only wood-burning fireplaces, stoves, and inserts are able to offer. The sounds, smells, and atmosphere created with a real, genuine flame is impossible to beat, and if this is what you desire for your home, then it’s time to get an appointment set up with our team. As realistic as gas fireplaces as made to look nowadays`, there’s simply no replacing that ambiance that wood-fueled fires create.

Along with this, wood-burning units allow you to use a cheap, renewable resource for fuel. We won’t be running out of wood anytime soon! And it’s especially affordable if you store and season your own logs. Need some tips on approaching this? Keep the following considerations in mind:

  • Cut the pieces to a shorter length, so they dry out quicker.
  • Split the ends.
  • Store them in a shed that is off the ground, equipped with a sturdy roof, and open on the sides.
  • Let the logs dry out for at least 6 months to ensure the moisture content is low enough to burn the wood efficiently.

All in all, a wood-burning fireplace can help you save on your energy bills, they can heat your space even when the electricity is out, and they’ll quickly turn any holiday party or get-together into one of the most memorable ones yet. Best of all, you can look through our many design, size, and style options to find the ideal fit for your space. Ready to purchase yours? Speak with our CSIA certified sweeps today, and we can get the process started. This is one investment you won’t regret!

Why Trust A-1 Chimney?

For the last 19 years, we’ve been the go-to chimney company for countless homeowners throughout Tullahoma and its surrounding cities. People rely on us time and time again because of our extensive background in chimney care, our commitment to education, and our mission to always provide you with the best products and services available. Don’t turn anywhere for your chimney and fireplace needs this Christmas. Give us a jingle today!

Stay Cozy With A Gas Fireplace This Winter

Consider a new fireplace this winter? Or maybe you’re looking to upgrade your current one. Whatever the case, you’re in the market for an appliance that will bring you the warmth, comfort, and idyllic atmosphere that only a top-of-the-line model can offer, and here at A-1 Chimney Specialist, we have the products and services necessary to set you up right. Learn more about your options below!

The Benefits Of Switching To Gas

gas fireWhat benefits does a gas unit offer? Well, one of the biggest reasons homeowners are attracted to this fuel type is because they are low maintenance. Unlike their wood-burning counterparts that involve storing and hauling wood, building fires, and cleaning up messy ash piles, gas fireplaces don’t require much from the homeowner in terms of upkeep. When you’re ready to enjoy some heat and relaxation, all you need to do is flip a switch or push a button, and you are all set!

Gas units are also super easy to operate, and they’re known for being extra efficient, too. You won’t need to worry about losing out on heat because they deliver every time! It’s also nice because the heat will remain steady and constant without having to constantly tend to an actual fire. There’s nothing worse than getting up to throw a log on the fire when you are already comfortably cozied up on the couch with a blanket!

Another pro? No flying sparks or stray embers. Your carpets, curtains, furniture, and family members won’t face any risk of injury or damage, and kiddos and pets tend to stay safer with these units, too. Just make sure they know not to touch the glass, as it can reach extremely high temperatures!

All in all, if you want an option that is mess-free, convenient, and perfect for someone with a busy lifestyle, then investing in gas is the right route to take, and our crew is qualified to set you up with the perfect fit for your needs and preferences. There are also a wide range of style and design options, so you can easily personalize your new unit! There’s simply no way to lose.

Converting Your Wood Fireplace? Consider An Insert

A great option for those who already have a wood fireplace in their home is a gas insert. These are easy to install right into your existing set-up, and they are very affordable, too. The efficiency levels of gas inserts are truly incomparable, and they burn clean, so you won’t need to worry about your fireplace’s effect on the environment. To top it off, we offer log sets that ensure your new appliance really looks like the real thing, so achieving that classic fireplace feel won’t be a problem at all!

We Provide High-Quality Vented Gas Logs

We have a variety of gas log options, so you are sure to find the right fit for your aesthetic in no time. Unlike ventless options that require a carbon monoxide detector and could put your home at risk, these models vent through the chimney, so you can rest easy knowing any dangerous fumes and poisonous gases are effectively escaping out of the home. They also produce realistic-looking flames, so creating the perfect aesthetic will be easier than ever.

Ask our team about your choices today. We’d love to get your system all set and ready for use before the holidays officially arrive!

Is A Prefabricated Fireplace Right For You?

Now, if you’re starting from scratch, the best option for you may be a prefabricated fireplace. These units are assembled in your home, and they do not require the use of brick, mortar, or concrete, so you won’t have to worry about making any permanent additions to your living space. This also means a lower price and a speedier installation time! It’s the perfect option for those looking to have a reliable fireplace for years to come, only without the commitment involved with a life-long investment.

We can install your new unit for you, then set you up right with annual inspections and regular care, ensuring you get the high-quality results you deserve with every passing season. These models typically give homeowners a solid decade of use before needing to be replaced, and you’ll have a wider range of options as far as placement, so setting things up exactly how you want them shouldn’t be a problem.

Ready to take the plunge? Reach out now! We have a variety of models to explore, and we are certain we can find the right match for your household in no time.

Why A-1 Chimney Is The Company For You

What has made us the go-to company for countless Tullahoma homeowners throughout the last 18 years? Well, our dedication to excellence and passion for staying informed, educated, and up-to-date on it all ensures we always get the job done right. We never take shortcuts or cut corners, and you can rest easy knowing we always use the highest quality products for the job.

Combine all that with our CSIA certifications, our NCSG membership, and our long list of 5-star reviews, and you’ve got yourself a team you can trust for the long haul! There’s no time to lose, so let’s get you set up with an appointment today. We’re ready to take your call!

The Different Types Of Bricks

Did you know that different kinds of brick are used for different types of structures? The untrained eye could look at many different buildings and assume they’re all using the same kind of brickwork and mortar, but a lot of things actually factor into what materials get used. This is a big reason why investing in professional care for all of your chimney-related issues is such a must!

BricksLearn more about some of the different types of bricks below, then count on our experts to help you out with any repairs or reconstruction work. We’d be happy to lend a hand!

Red Clay Bricks

Clay bricks are sometimes seen in the construction of a chimney. They are a strong, sturdy option, and they provide good results, although they aren’t always the most aesthetically pleasing alternative. That being said, they can typically be painted a color that better suits the homeowner’s tastes.

Engineering Bricks

Engineering bricks are another type that are ideal for use in chimneys. They are able to withstand high temperatures, chemicals, and excess moisture, all of which are necessary qualities in a chimney. There are a lot of acidic byproducts that exit through your chimney, and they can easily break down areas that are prone to weakness. By investing in a strong brick from the start, you won’t have to worry about a thing!

Concrete Bricks

Concrete bricks are very durable and are made purely from solid concrete. They are also able to be formed in a wide range of colors, and they are ideal for those looking to create a great aesthetic.

Sand Lime Bricks

Sand lime bricks are also good for those looking to invest in a great-looking structure. They are smooth and sleek, and they typically come in an attractive gray, so they’ll look fine alongside most colors and decor types. They are also extremely strong and durable, so you won’t have to stress about them breaking down any time soon!

Always Invest In Waterproofing

No matter which type of brick your structure is utilizing, it is vital to invest in waterproofing services to ensure it stays better protected. If moisture is given the opportunity to enter your brickwork and mortar, your entire structure will start to break down, and in no time you’ll be experiencing all kinds of gaps, cracks, holes, and more.

Damages of this nature lead to even more issues, some of which can put your family members at risk. When your chimney isn’t properly sealed, your chances of experiencing smoke back-up, carbon monoxide leaks, house fires, and more increase significantly. It’s not worth taking any chances, so ask our team about our waterproofing services today!

National Chimney Safety Week 2019

We just got done celebrating National Chimney Safety Week! As a company that prides itself on staying certified, educated, and up-to-date on it all, you can bet that this is a week we love to talk about, as it spreads the importance of annual inspections, regular repairs, and frequent sweepings.

Now, just because National Chimney Safety Week ended on October 5th, it doesn’t mean you still can’t keep learning about ways to keep your structure safer for use and out of harm’s way. The A-1 Chimney team would be happy to provide you with some great resources to reference, and we can set you up right with the care and preventative maintenance you need to get the most from your system all season long.

Ready to learn more? Great! Read below, then reach out to our experts today. We look forward to serving you soon!

Importance Of Hiring A CSIA Certified Sweepfire in the hallway

One of the best ways to ensure your fireplace and chimney stay in tip-top shape is to hire a CSIA certified sweep to handle all of your maintenance and repairs. A sweep that is associated with the CSIA will have the training and expert knowledge necessary to spot any excess creosote or hidden damages, and they’ll know how to do the job as thoroughly as possible, so that nothing gets missed.

Scheduling Annual Inspections

Another important step in keeping your system functioning safely and efficiently is to schedule an inspection once every year. Some like to get this out of the way in the spring and summer months, while others wait until right before the start of their burning season. Either way, getting it done is important, and it will give your techs the opportunity to spot anything that could threaten the safety of your home and family.

Burn Smarter

How can you keep your chimney working well throughout the holiday season? Burn only seasoned wood. We know it’s tempting to throw trash into the fire, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas when you have an abundance of paper plates, old wrapping paper, and more, but this can contribute to excess smoke and creosote accumulation.

Along with this, burning unseasoned wood (or wood that has too much moisture still inside of it) can contribute to extra creosote deposits and increase your chances of experiencing a chimney fire. Don’t risk it! Only burn logs that are lightweight, darker in color, cut short, split at the end, and that make a hollow-sounding noise when smacked together – all of these signs indicate it’s well-seasoned and ready to burn!

Invest In Preventative Maintenance

Taking preventative measures ahead of time can save you time, money, and lots of stress down the line. This means investing in things like chimney caps, waterproofing, flashing, and more! Our team can help you out. Let our experienced, certified, and dedicated experts check things over and ensure you are set up right today!

What To Look For When Hiring A Chimney Sweep

A broken down or clogged up chimney can lead to all kinds of dangerous situations, including house fires, chimney fires, gas leaks, smoke exposure, carbon monoxide exposure, and more. Because of this, it’s important to ensure the team of sweeps you hire really know their stuff!

If you’re looking to work with a team that can provide you with reliable care for the long haul, make sure to look for the following qualifications before finalizing anything. A good sweep will be happy to answer any questions and provide you with appropriate identification and proof of certifications. Be thorough – you deserve the best care possible!

A CSIA Certification & Further Education

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) has a strict code of ethics and sets the standards when it comes to training sweeps across the nation. Their extensive exams, recertification process, and countless training sessions ensure the team you work with knows the ins and outs of any type of fireplace or chimney they come across.

Here at A-1 Chimney Specialist, we take training and education seriously, as you can see from our list of credentials. We are not only certified with the CSIA but hold a membership with the National Chimney Sweep Guild, as well. We are dedicated to being the best that we can be for our loyal customer base!

Years Of Experience

The amount of time your technicians have been in the business says a lot about how they run their company and about the results that they consistently deliver. If they’ve been around for quite some time, then they are obviously doing something right! A-1 Chimney has been serving the area for close to two decades now, and founder Robert Tubb has been sweeping chimneys for well over twenty years. There isn’t much we haven’t seen!

Reviews & Testimonials

In a day and age where finding reviews and ratings is only a click away, it would be silly to not take advantage and see how other customers felt about the company you are considering hiring. If other community members have had positive experiences, there’s a good chance you’ll have one, too! Here A-1 Chimney Specialist, we are proud of our many positive recommendations, glowing testimonials, and 5-star reviews. Customer satisfaction is our top priority!

Call Today To Book An Appointment

Whether you need an inspection done, some masonry repairs completed, a new chimney cap installed, or something else, our team can be trusted with it all. We can also clean and maintain your dryer vents! Fall and winter weather are fast approaching and our schedule books are filling up fast, so don’t wait to reach out to our reliable crew. Call now, and we can set something up!

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