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PriorFire Retrofit Fireplace System

Is your masonry fireplace sometimes more of a headache than it’s worth? Do you wish for more heat but only get more drafts? Are you using a ton of firewood to accomplish very little?

The Chimney Guys hears “yes” answers to these questions all the time from our Columbus-area customers. Masonry fireplaces simply don’t perform well, aren’t efficient and cost a lot to operate. Fortunately, there’s a solution.

It’s called the PriorFire Retrofit Fireplace System by the makers of HeatShield protective hearth products.

Priorfire retrofitting in Columbus & New Albany OHIntroducing PriorFire

Superior to a typical fireplace insert, the PriorFire system is a complete fireplace that takes the place of your existing masonry fireplace and doesn’t require major construction or alteration. When properly installed, the unit meets all fire and building codes and is UL-listed for zero clearance and safety.

PriorFire brings you major advantages in three areas:

1. Performance

  • The system generates far more heat and fewer drafts than any masonry fireplace ever built.
  • Smoking problems are dramatically reduced.
  • The unit burns clean with reduced emissions and creosote formation.
  • Fuel efficiency is two to three times greater than with your current fireplace, so you’ll use far less firewood.

2. Safety

  • Your PriorFire system operates in accordance with all safety codes.
  • It has been tested by the third-party Underwriters Laboratory (UL).
  • Thanks to heavy-duty insulation, the unit can be used in close proximity to combustibles without the worry of a fire starting.

3. Appearance and Economy

  • Flames in the firebox are amazingly tall, vibrant and mesmerizing.
  • PriorFire is made of low-mass firebrick that’s not only beautiful to look at but also highly durable.
  • You’ll enjoy an instant reduction in heating and fuel costs.

The Key to Performance

PriorFire uses a specially designed air inlet system to draw air in at the base of the unit, warm it, and then mix it with combustion gases for a more complete burn. This is a big reason for its top performance.

Flame acceleration is accomplished with the appliance’s unique back wall that’s shaped like an air wing.

Installing the PriorFire Retrofit Fireplace System

The first step toward the increased performance, safety and beauty of PriorFire is an inspection. Our crew will take a close look at your current fireplace system to make sure it provides a suitable installation environment.

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Whether you’re replacing a poor-performing current fireplace or adding a fireplace as part of a new construction project, The Chimney Guys will install your PriorFire fireplace safely, correctly and in compliance with all state and local building codes.

Once it’s in, we’ll walk you through its operation and give you tips on getting the most out of your stunning new appliance. We’ll also cover maintenance requirements, so you’ll know how to keep it running well year after year.

Step Up to PriorFire

The Chimney Guys is ready to help you upgrade to a new PriorFire fireplace system. You can also call us for certified chimney sweeping, chimney repairs and inspections.

Since 2004, we’ve served customers in Columbus OH, Reynoldsburg OH, New Albany OH, Mount Vernon OH, Pataskala OH, Hilliard OH, Lewis Center OH, Heath OH, Grove City OH, Canal Winchester OH, Gahanna OH, and many other Ohio communities.

Reach us at (614) 446-1221, or get in touch with our contact form.