Installation of Appliances:
(Wood, Gas or Pellet Stoves, Inserts
If you buy a garment that is "one size fits all" it may be a little big,
or small, or short or long but regardless it won't destroy your home,
poison your air or put your family's safety at risk. Unfortunately the same can
not be said for heating systems. Too large or small a flue will prevent
proper venting and increase your risks of chimney fires. Improper
clearance to combustibles, especially hidden ones, will cause them to
catch on fire. Improperly vented gas or oil appliances can leak carbon
monoxide into your home.
First: if you are looking for a "one size fits all" pricing package then
you are on the wrong web site. We refuse to generalize our customers and
give them inferior products, incorrectly installed without regard for
clearances, flue sizes, and fire codes.
Which is why when you call us, we will come out to your home, and help
you determine the correct appliance and venting for you and your family.
Our goal as a business is not to have lots trucks on the road doing fast
installations, as many as possible in a day, so that we can advertise "x
# installed annually". Your home is not just one more number to tally, when
we are talking to you we promise you will have our full attention (we
will not be taking cell phone calls from other customers, or texting
we will only be concerned with your home and your family's happiness and
safety. Nothing will be
rushed unless you need it to be.
We provide inspections prior to changing out one appliance for another
(required by the NFPA 211) Often
a more modern appliance (even of the same type) will require different
venting and hearth protection than an older one.
There are many beautiful, and practical, appliances on the market today
that can be used for heat, or ambiance. They burn a wide variety of
fuels: wood, gas or pellets and each has its' own strong points and drawbacks. All appliances come in a wide variety of styles, from very
traditional to modern (we have gas units that appear to burn on colored
glass or smooth river stones instead of log sets.) We can also provide
and install see thru gas fireplaces in many styles as well.
Because we are an independently owned company, and are not affiliated
with any one particular stove shop, we can give you advice on which
appliance is right for your needs from a variety of sources, from our
own suppliers direct to you (Regency, Vista Flame, Sierra and WoodMaster), or an
appliance you purchase through your local stove shop. We can recommend
specific products and models, help you determine size, placement, hearth
requirements, and venting options. When you are ready to buy we can do
the entire installation for you - including all chimneys, liners, tear-down, construction, walls, flooring, mantels, tile, stonework ... anything from a simple installation to a major
renovation. We also work on new construction.
Mark Jones is a nationally certified expert in each type of appliance
through NFI. Mark teaches the certification classes, so he is
always reviewing the latest in products, codes and applications, as well as classes for inspections to Fire Marshalls, Fire Departments and Home Inspectors, and technical classes to other hearth professionals, on a national level. Figuring out the right way to do something is what he does best.
All units are always installed to National Fire Code and the
manufacturer's instructions. We have a special gas appliance computer
program to make sure that gas appliances are vented correctly and
safely. Mark Jones is licensed to install and service gas
appliances in both New Hampshire and Maine. These licenses are required
by the states.