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What Do You Expect From Fireplace Service In Chicago?

Do you expect somebody to come to your home and bring fire with them? Or do you really mean that you want somebody to visit and sort out problems (either when they happen, or in advance) with your fireplace? Fortunately, it should be fairly obvious that it is servicing (in the form of installation, maintenance or repair) that you are looking for.

Doesn’t Everyone Use Central Heating These days?

Yes, probably almost everybody does but that does not mean that they will not need fireplace service in Chicago. Fire does have its dangerous aspects but it also has a deep down attraction to humans. Curling up on a rug in front of a hot air grill or a radiator just isn’t the same as being in front of burning flames. These days and for a variety of reasons, the flames that we love to curl up in front of are unlikely to be from burning wood or coal in an open grate.

Open Fires

Having an open fire indoors was all well and good when the main purpose was to heat cooking pots, etc hung above the fire. As the hot air rose up from the flames, the pots got heated. However, not much heat actually spread outwards to warm up the air in the room. Smoke and possible toxins from the fuel’s combustion did escape into the room but people were not really aware of such dangers back then.

Enclosed Fires

These are basically boxes with internal burning arrangements which are made visible by the use of glass windows across the front of the fire. Often, these will be gas fired with non-combustible imitation logs placed above the flames for visual effect. Heat can be vented into a distribution system and will also be radiated out into the room as the sides and special glass window heat up. It is fires of this type that will require servicing in Chicago or any other place.

The family owned and long established firm of Northwest Metalcraft in Arlington Heights is considered a leading expert in the field of fireplace service for Chicago and the region. Visit them online at

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