Even though warmer weather has arrived, there are plenty of chilly nights left to enjoy a fireplace. Electric fireplaces allow you to enjoy the benefits of a fireplace without all of the work. If you wonder what the best freestanding electric fireplace is, A Noble Sweep is here to help. Here are some that we think do the job nicely.

Duraflame Infrared Quartz Fireplace Stove

This stove is energy-efficient and attractive. We can have it set up for you in no time.

Real Flame 56” Emerson Grand Electric Fireplace

This one isn’t as inexpensive as others, but its beautiful mantle looks just like a real fireplace.

Real Flame Hollis Electric Fireplace

If you love the woodstove look, this is the electric fireplace for you.

Stylewell Freestanding Infrared Electric Fireplace

This unit is affordable and heats up to 1,000 square feet nicely.

These are just a few of the models that are available and that we can install for you.

Outdoor Fireplace

Have you considered an outdoor fireplace? It can add fun and beauty to your home on the outside. We are an outdoor fireplace contractor. We would be happy to come out and discuss your options. If you love spending time outdoors, it is an excellent addition to your home.  

 

With all the chilly weather we have been having, fireplaces have been lit a lot. But we have also been getting a lot of snow and rain, leading to problems if your chimney cap isn’t in good shape. A Noble Sweep provides chimney cap installation and can repair any problems you might have.

The Lowly Chimney Cap
The chimney cap is often overlooked when it comes to fireplace maintenance. If you have an older home, you may not even have one. If you are having problems getting your fires to light, drafts, chimney leaks, or smoke, you might have a chimney cap that needs to be repaired. The chimney cap has many jobs, including:

  • Directing wind away from the flue
  • Keeps animals out of the chimney
  • Keeps moisture from entering into the system

Preventing Water Damage
When moisture gets into the chimney, it can cause extensive damage. You may see rust and deterioration to the chimney and fireplace. It can end up leaking into structural elements. Water is corrosive, and over time eats away at surfaces. That is why we supply chimney covers to stop rain.

For professional chimney cap installation, give us a call. We can clean and repair your fireplace too.

The ambiance of a fireplace never grows old, even if it is not used as a primary heat source. Ventless gas fireplace inserts are becoming quite popular as they are simple to operate and clean. They are also called vent-free or unvented fireplaces. They use propane or natural gas as a fuel source. The fuel flows into a gas burner that is mounted inside the fireplace. When lit, the flames go through spaces in artificial ceramic fiber “logs”. This gives off the look and feel of a real fireplace.

Ventless VS Vented gas FireplacesV
There are two vents on the outside of the home when a vented gas fireplace is used. One is the fresh-air intake, and the other is for safely removing exhaust gases. In many ways, a ventless gas fireplace is very similar to a vented fireplace. Ventless fireplaces do not have two outside vents. The exhaust fumes stay inside the home, and the combustion air is from the air inside the home. Although it sounds dangerous, it isn’t. Ventless units are specifically designed to create a combination of gas and air that burns clean.

Professional Fireplace Installation
If you would like to know more about a ventless gas fireplace insert, contact A Noble Sweep. We can install a wide range of fireplaces and provide maintenance and repair services as well. 

Fireplace inserts are a wonderful thing. You can purchase ones that are either gas or electric. If you are not familiar with them, they are made from steel or cast iron. They are made to fit inside masonry fireplaces. Folks that have love them as they are more energy efficient than a traditional fireplace. Fireplace inserts use gas wood, propane, coal or pellets as a fuel source. Like anything else there may be times you need a fireplace repair company.

Benefits of Fireplaces Inserts

One of the reasons they are so appealing is their compact size. Fireplace inserts are easy to take care of and don’t require the upkeep of a regular fireplace. There is less heat loss which makes them more efficient. Here is why:

  • Traditional fireplaces pull warm air from the atmosphere toward the fire.
  • This heat is then dispersed into the walls of the fireplace and the chimney.
  • Because of this, cold temperatures can make a fireplace use more energy than it creates.
  • A fireplace insert traps heat and prevents it from going up the chimney.
  • Many models have a blower to push heat back into the room.

A Noble Sweep can provide fireplace insert replacement if yours is getting older, or has a problem. Or we can install a brand new one for you.  Call (504) 294-3543 or email our team at mail@107.22.109.126 to get started.

If you have a fireplace, you need to take good care of it by regularly cleaning it. At A Noble Sweep, we have an experienced team that can provide fireplace cleaning service We can schedule you for semi-annual or annual cleanings, but there may be other times when it needs cleaning. To prevent needing professional cleaning more than twice a year, there are some things you can do yourself to help.

Make Sure the Fireplace is Cool

Before attempting any cleaning, make sure at least 12 hours have passed since the last use. Drop cloths are wise to protect the area. Always wear a dust mask and gloves when cleaning the fireplace. Other tips include:

  • Remove dry soot first with a small hand broom and shovel.
  • Sweep all the surfaces, including the irons and grates.
  • Clean grates and irons, outside if possible, dish soap.
  • A hand broom works great on heavier deposits.
  • Vacuum up any dust
  • Wet clean with a solution of 3 tablespoons of TSP, 1/2 cup bleach, a quart of hot water.
  • A mixture of half and half white vinegar and water to clean glass doors

These are just some simple steps that can help keep your fireplace in good condition between professional cleanings. And when you need us, we are here to provide fireplace cleaning service. Contact us at (504) 370-9157. You can also email us at mail@107.22.109.126