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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!

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!

We Are Proud To Serve Huntsville

If you live in or near Huntsville, then you know we have proudly served this area for years. But did you know that we now have an office right in town? This better equips us to offer you the personal care and attention you deserve. Huntsville is an area with countless restaurants, shops, and attractions, and we are so excited to continue serving the folks of this area for many years to come.

Our Sweeps Are CSIA CertifiedHiring A CSIA Certified Tech Is Important - Tullahoma TN - A-1 Chimney Specialist

Why should residents of Huntsville and its surrounding areas count on A-1 Chimney Specialist for help? We are CSIA trained and certified, ensuring we can handle any and all of your chimney-related needs. The CSIA is a highly-esteemed nonprofit organization that is dedicated to educating sweeps and the public on better chimney care.

Associating with the CSIA is one way sweeps can stay on top of everything chimney related, and it better equips them when it comes to serving their customers day after day.

We are also CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians. This means we are equipped to inspect, maintain, and clean your dryer vents. This is an important practice that many fail to invest in, and by having your vents cleared out at least once per year, you lower your risk of dryer fires and carbon monoxide exposure significantly.

We Are Members Of The NCSG

The National Chimney Sweep Guild helps sweeps become better at what they do by providing them with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in their field. This community of sweeps is known for helping others in the industry advance. The organization itself helps sweeps stay up-to-date on any of the latest tools, technologies, and techniques in the trade.

We Have An Extensive List Of Services

From sweepings to inspections to installation work and more, we do our best to offer our customers the chimney care they need. We can troubleshoot any issues you may be experiencing, then provide you with the services necessary for resolving them.

Need replacement parts? We can provide those, too. Whether you need caps, dampers, bird screens, or something else, our team can set you up right. We also do repairs and restoration work, so all your appliance can be working like new in no time.

Things like cracks, holes, creosote build-up, a faulty liner, and more can make a fireplace unsafe for regular use, and the longer repair work is put off, the worse these problems will become. Gain the peace of mind and comfort you deserve by counting our crew to help you out from start to finish. Come fall, you will be all set and ready to light fires evening after evening.

What Are You Waiting For?

If you are due for an inspection, then give our team a call now. Get your appointment set up today!

We Offer Quality Chimney Liners

A well-functioning chimney liner is a must when it comes to the safety and efficiency of your heating appliance. The CSIA highlights three main functions of a chimney liner: they protect your home from high temperatures, they protect the masonry from deterioration, and they help your chimney properly vent out smoke and fumes.

If you don’t have a liner or if your current liner is damaged, you increase danger for your home. Some of which include, house fires, carbon monoxide exposure, smoke back up, excess creosote accumulation, and more. If you need help, do not put your home or fireplace in harm’s way. Rather, contact our team about receiving the care you deserve!

We offer three types of chimney liners. Learn more about each of these below, then contact us with any questions or inquiries. We’d love to get you started on this process with the fit that works best for you.

Clay Tile Linerssuburban home with large masonry chimney

If you are working with a tighter budget then a clay tile liner may be the best investment for you. These do an effective job, but they need to be regularly maintained in order to avoid any damages. Also, some appliances simply are not compatible with the older style clay liner, so we will have to ensure your system is equipped to handle it.

Cast-In-Place Liners

Now, if you want a liner that will fill every gap and is sure to stand the test of time, then cast-in-place options are a great fit. They rarely corrode, they improve your appliance’s efficiency, and their streamlined structure won’t break down any time soon. They take some time to install, as the materials need to properly set, but once finished, you will be set for a long time.

Stainless Steel Liners

Stainless steel liners are known for not rusting or breaking down, and they come with a lifetime warranty, so you won’t need to stress should damages happen to occur down the line. These liners are compatible with a wide range of fuel types, and they provide long-lasting results without breaking your budget. Whether you are upgrading your current liner, adding one to a historic home, or resizing your flue, stainless steel is always a great option.

Have You Considered HeatShield?

Stainless steel, clay tile, and cast-in-place are the three types of liners we offer here at A-1 Chimney Specialists. We also have HeatShield which may be an appropriate option for your home. HeatShield can be used to either resurface or repair an existing liner, offering folks a different solution. This effective product works wonders when it comes to restoring your existing chimney liner, and you will be amazed at how quickly things look like new again.

A chimney without a properly-fitted or a broken down liner cannot be used safely. Don’t delay. Call today so we can set you up right!

Scheduling An Appointment With Us Soon? Here Are Some Tips!

Are you eager to have your fireplace maintenance taken care of? Well, our experienced and professional team is here to help! If you are considering scheduling an appointment with our crew, follow these guidelines to ensure a fast and smooth appointment. We are ready and eager to provide you with the care you need!

Book Your Slot EarlyTips for your upcoming chimney appointment

When it comes to basic chimney maintenance, the sooner you book a time slot, the better off you will be. Our busy season starts in fall and goes through winter, so finding an opening will be more of a challenge around then. If you wait, you may have to settle for an appointment time that is not as convenient for your schedule.

Booking earlier in the year is also beneficial for addressing any repairs. The spring and summer months yield more ideal weather and temperatures for our products to cure. For the best results possible, you are better off scheduling repairs right now.

Don’t wait. Get the time slot you are hoping for by giving our CSIA certified crew a call now.

Prep Your Appliance

For wood-burning unit servicing, please clear out all ashes prior to our visit. This will help the appointment go quicker and smoother, and it ensures less of a mess, as well. This is one step we, as sweeps, really appreciate!

Along with this, it is important to not use the appliance for at least 24 hours before the time of the appointment. This guarantees the fireplace, stove, or insert is completely cooled down before we get to it, ensuring a safer sweep.

Safely Stash Your Belongings

We ask for a five or six-foot clearance around the fireplace, so please clear away any furniture or belongings before we arrive. The more space we have to work, the quicker and more efficiently we can get the job done.

Relax & Enjoy Unmatched Customer Satisfaction

When it comes to chimney and fireplace care in and around Tullahoma, there is no team that will match our skills, and we always desire to bring you the best care possible. We will thoroughly inspect your system and, should we find any problems along the way, we can get them addressed and resolved in no time.

Whether you need crumbling masonry repaired, a leak fixed, or specific chimney parts replaced, we are equipped to handle it all. If you are looking to keep your chimney and fireplace healthy and safer for regular use for years to come, count on our team today. It’s the right choice to make!

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