Should You Upgrade Your Fireplace?

*Magic Touch Mechanical no longer offers fireplace replacement services. Please visit our website to learn more about our Peoria fireplace services.

Fireplaces serve a special purpose in a place like Arizona, where the winters are mostly mild and a standard central heating system can handle a home’s comfort needs. A fireplace isn’t necessary to provide heat, but it’s a superb addition to the beauty of a home. The right fireplace can provide a touch of coziness and elegance to a house and serve as an evening gathering place for family and friends.

If you’ve already enjoyed your current fireplace for many years, or you inherited an aging fireplace along with the home, it might be time to have it replaced. This is a large task, but it isn’t one that you need to worry about doing yourself. You can call our professionals to handle an upgrade to your hearth.

Ways to tell that it’s time to upgrade a fireplace

The easiest way to determine if you should upgrade the fireplace is to call professionals to inspect it. An inspection will find if the fireplace has suffered damage, such as cracks in the firebox or issues with the gas line. They can recommend whether you should arrange for repairs or go for a full replacement, even switching to a different energy source (for example, converting a wood-burning fireplace for gas logs).

There are a number of warning signs you can spot that will tell you to call for the inspectors. Poor venting that is causing smoke to blow back into the living space is something that needs immediate attention. Large cracks developing along bricks and masonry also need to be taken seriously, since these cracks can allow heat to escape from the fireplace of a chimney and reach combustible building material.

Of course, you may simply want to replace your old fireplace because you don’t like its appearance and want a fresh start that will change the look of a room. Our technicians are happy to help out with this as well: just tell us what you’re looking for as an upgrade, and we’ll take care of everything.

Magic Touch Mechanical offers fireplace services in Peoria, AZ.