Prefabricated Fireplace Heat Reflectors
Heat Reflectors have a long history in Europe and have been in use almost as long as fireplaces themselves! In the old days, Heat Reflectors were made of cast iron, but modern “Heat Reflector/Shields” use more efficient materials like 304-alloy stainless steel for better durability and superior heat reflection! How much more heat? How does 20-42% more heat sound?
Heat Reflectors are the next best thing to a wood stove insert for making a room nice and toasty! Besides more heat into the room, there is another HUGE ADDED BENEFIT: Protection for your fireplace! In an unprotected masonry or Prefab firebox heat is absorbed into the firebox bricks or refractory panels, and over time, these components break down and fail due to heat exposure. Fireplace repairs of this nature are often VERY EXPENSIVE.
An average Masonry Firebox Rebuild can be over $1000, and a Zero Clearance Refractory Panel Replacement is around $235! Fireplaces with a “Heat Reflector/Shield” protecting them will be exposed to 1/3 less heat, and damage to the fireplace is significantly reduced or stopped. In essence, you’re getting 33% more useful life out of your fireplace and up to 42% more heat projected into your room!!
Due to their popularity, A to Z’s Trucks carry Heat Reflectors in our vehicles as a standard item. Tell your Chimney Sweep you want to protect your firebox and get more heat enjoyment from your fires by purchasing a Stainless Steel Heat Reflector today!
Installing or repairing the gas log lighter in your prefab unit is a service available from the pros at A to Z, so ask us about it and we’ll discuss your options.
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My experience with A to Z sweeping my two chimneys went very well. After sweeping each chimney, the technician put a camera up into the flue as part of their safety inspection, and he let me see the video monitor. He explained what he found and what needed to be done. Very thorough work, very neat and clean. My home was left pristine when everything was said and done.
~ Anne Harvey, Carmichael, CA
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