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Add a New Fireplace and Chimney System to Your Home

Have you thought about getting a fireplace for your home, but decided that it was just too big of a project? Tearing out a big piece of your home and waiting for a mason to construct a chimney system can seem daunting. However, did you know that there are other fireplace options available to you? In fact, most traditional masonry fireplaces and chimneys are not nearly as efficient and clean burning as newer prefabricated fireplaces. Our professionals at Old Smokey’s are experts at finding the right type of fireplace for your needs. We want to help you determine if a prefabricated fireplace is the right option for your home!

Location & Design

One of the benefits of a prefabricated fireplace is the ability to install it almost wherever you want it in your home. This is mainly because ventilation for prefabricated systems is much more flexible and efficient than masonry systems. Once you find a location for your fireplace, we can help build a wall and mantle around the appliance. Design options are nearly endless! If you want a more authentic look, there are a large number of brick or stone tile options which can imitate a real masonry fireplace. You’ll never know the difference!

Fuel Options

There are a number of fuel options available with prefabricated fireplaces. Although electric fireplace options are available, wood and gas fireplaces are the two most popular options. Gas fireplaces are generally easier to operate and maintain, but wood fireplaces can be cheaper to operate if the wood is readily available. Also, it’s hard to beat the feeling of having a real wood fire in your home.

Efficiency

The fireplaces we install are all EPA qualified. This means they emit at least 70 percent less gas than a traditional masonry fireplace. They also have fires that burn hotter and longer while producing less smoke. This is not only good for the environment, but it creates fewer maintenance issues for your fireplace. Prefabricated fireplaces are also designed to push warm air out into your home instead of up and out of your home like a traditional masonry fireplace. This means the heat you produce in your fireplace can actually supplement your home’s heating system, reducing your heating costs.

If you are looking for a way to add warmth and comfort to your home, look no further than Old Smokey’s. Our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) certified chimney technicians can help you find the perfect fireplace for your home. Call us today at 260-424-0009 or schedule an appointment online to have a technician come to your home and discuss your fireplace options.

Update the Look of Your Hearth and Fireplace Today


The hearth and fireplace can be the big focal point of any room and is oftentimes the heart of the home. It can be a place where family and friends gather, grow close, and escape the worries of the world. Is your hearth still enjoyable to gather around? If not, maybe it’s time for an update!

Updating the look of your hearth not only enhances your home — it also sets the tone for an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. If you have an older looking hearth and fireplace, or maybe one that you feel is too basic, then maybe it’s time to consider some hearth remodeling options.

The Options Available to You

When updating your hearth, there are a number of brick and stone options to choose from and a variety of patterns, styles, and colors that afford countless possibilities. With all of the options out there, you can create a finished product that is unique, elegant, and captivating. You’ll also have the opportunity to match the look and feel of your new hearth to your home.

Brick

Brick is classic and timeless and can also be quite stunning with the right mantel and design. It is durable and cost effective, and available in a variety of colors and styles.

Stone and Cultured Stone

Stone fireplaces are captivating in their own way and can add that “wow” element to your living space. Stone is not just for a more rustic look, as there are many styles that range from traditional to modern. Stone materials can sometimes cost more, but cultured stone can have the look of natural stone without the elevated costs.

Don’t Forget the Fireplace

You can also update your fireplace with an insert for better heating efficiency. Modern inserts can help reduce heating costs and come in many styles to suit your décor.

The experts and professionals at Old Smokey’s Fireplace & Chimney can help you better your living space with a fireplace and hearth that will make you feel warm and cozy. Call or stop by the showroom to speak with our experts to see how we can rejuvenate your fireplace.

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