Installation: Wood, Pellet, Gas

pellet stove installationAt The Chimney Doctor, stove, insert, and fireplace installation is a big part of what we do. We will be the first to tell you, however, that we are NOT stove dealers. We work hand in hand with local dealers and encourage you to visit their showrooms to see and purchase a stove there. We are happy to install your stove for you after you’ve talked with them, or get measurements and inspect your current chimney system to get you an estimate on piping and installation beforehand – then you are free to visit their showrooms and have all your measurements and costs in hand.

OUR OFFERING TO YOU: We install fireplaces, wood stoves, wood inserts, pellet stoves and inserts, and gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts and reline chimneys to new or old appliances, including furnaces, boilers, and water heaters. We also perform major repair on masonry chimneys to bring them up to code and allow continued use when they have been damaged such that they can no longer contain the byproducts of combustion or protect the home in the event of a chimney fire.

LOCAL DEALERS: In our service area, we have close relationships with the dealers listed below. We encourage you to visit them and tell them we sent you down – they will take good care of you.

 

ESTIMATES: We can provide you with an estimate including the cost of piping, materials, and labor to install the stove, insert, or fireplace of your choice. When we install an insert any required repairs will be noted and disclosed prior to installation, and estimates provided for their repair. In the event of existing chimney systems repairs are often required prior to installation. Only a complete Level II inspection performed by a currently CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep can properly complete a Level II inspection as required by industry standards and NFPA211.

If arranged with the dealer we can pick up your stove or fireplace from them at their location, and bring it directly to your home the day of installation.

OUR PROMISE TO YOU: In everything we do we strive to make sure that your new heating appliance, and its associated chimney, meet the minimum required standards for safe operation and is ready to help keep your hearth and family warm.

Your safety is our #1 concern in all repair or installation work we perform. We consult current local building codes and NFPA211 guidelines. You are always guaranteed to have at least one CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep on site. Our sweeps regularly take continuing education courses in our specialty to make sure that your new wood, gas, or pellet burning appliance, and its associated chimney, will meet the minimum required standards for safe and continued use.

LEVEL II INSPECTIONS and EXISTING FIREPLACES OR CHIMNEY SYSTEMS: If you are installing a new or upgraded appliance into an existing chimney system our industry standards and the NFPA211 (the code bible when it comes to chimney and venting systems) requires that a Level II inspection be completed to make sure that your chimney system meets the minimum standards for SAFE operation and that it can contain the byproducts of combustion.

When chimney systems have been neglected for many years, sustained multiple chimney fires, or are showing the signs of marked weathering and deterioration, we perform major repairs to help these chimneys once again meet the minimum required standard for safe operation, and be properly protected from the elements. Often only a Level II inspection, performed to the level indicated in the NFPA211 can verify what repairs, if any, need to be completed to meet minimum required standards.

HIRING A CHIMNEY SWEEP: If you hire a chimney sweep to complete an inspection prior to the installation of any appliance make sure that they are a currently CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep and understand what is included in a Level II inspection. If they do not know please give us a call. To see what the different levels of inspection entail please visit the CSIA website on levels of inspection.

WHY DO CSIA CREDENTIALS MATTER: Click here to see ” Why the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) credentials are the Industry Standard”, and why they are so important to you as the homeowner. Additionally check out their article on the “How to Hire a Chimney Sweep“.