Summers in Louisville can be so hot and humid! This makes your heating system the last thing on your mind. However, the days of cooler weather will arrive before you know it. Make sure your family will be warm and comfortable this winter. How? All American Chimney Service recommends to start planning how you will be heating your home in the summer. The first step in preparing for cold weather involves budgeting your heating costs.

Have your utility bills been getting more expensive each year? If so, you may want to make some changes in your home heating system. Updating a traditional masonry fireplace to a more energy efficient hearth appliance is a great option to lower your costs. Summer is the best time to make this change! The experienced staff in our Fireplace Store can help you with this project. We use our Invite-Only Showroom to help you decide the best new fireplace for your home. In addition, we are proud to offer a wide variety of hearth appliances from the best brands in the industry. Now, we would like to tell you a bit more about a couple of your options.

WOOD-BURNING AND GAS FIREPLACE INSERTS

One of the easiest ways to update your old traditional masonry fireplace? Have a new fireplace insert professionally installed into the existing opening. All American Chimney Service offers a selection of these energy-efficient inserts, in both wood-burning and gas fuel types. You will be able to choose from many different types of sizes and decor styles from the best brands in the industry. These include Regency Fireplace Products and Valor. Think a wood-burning fireplace as a less efficient and more polluting way to heat your home? Think again! Newer technology allows these inserts to burn wood more cleanly with fewer emissions.

Your home will also be provided with more heat, and many models are equipped with fans that can better circulate the heat into the room. If you prefer convenience and ease of operation, you may want to consider a gas fireplace insert. You will not have to worry about bringing in firewood from outdoor storage or sweeping up ashes after a fire. To get the fire started, you simply flip a switch or even push a button from your favorite chair with a remote control. However, if your home is not connected to a gas line, it will be less expensive to go with a wood-burning model instead.

AHREN-FIRE RESTORATION

All American Chimney Service is proud to be official installers of the Ahren-Fire Restoration System! This is the perfect way to correct improper design issues, and to bring an older masonry fireplace up to local building and safety codes. Was your traditional masonry fireplace not properly constructed? If so, it can cause several problems. Consequently, these include smoke blowing back into your living space and heat transferring to the combustible parts of your home – igniting a house fire! When we use this system, it will improve the performance of your fireplace by radiating more heat and reducing smoke. It will make your fireplace much safer when it is able to meet your local building standards and codes. You will also be improving the appearance of your hearth without having to install a new unit.

Increase the heating efficiency of your home this winter with one of these options. To see the other types of fireplace appliances we offer, contact us at All American Chimney Service to make an appointment in our Invite-Only Showroom. Our Fireplace Store provides everything you will need to stay warm this winter without increasing your heating costs!