Repairs & Replacements

Armour Chimney Service is an Idaho licensed HVAC Hearth Contractor, Washington State General Contractor, CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep and F.I.R.E. Certified Inspector. We offer service for all makes and models of fireplaces, inserts, wood burning stoves, pellet stoves and gas burning heaters.

Burning, whether it be gas or solid fuel, creates heat and products of combustion which can include soot, creosote, moisture and ash. This can take it’s toll on the stove or fireplace and can crack fire bricks, abrade refractory panels, rust parts, clog catalytic combustors, chimney caps, fans, blowers and flues.  Pellet stove augers can get bound up and burn out the auger motor. Neglected pellet stove exhaust fans can become clogged or encrusted with debris and fail. Convection fans There are to many other possible problems to list here but most of them are preventable! Lack of proper maintenance  is the cause of most burning appliance and chimney issues.

When there is a problem we start with the six step sweeping process. Many times a proper and thorough chimney cleaning is all that’s needed to get the fireplace, stove or chimney back in working order. Proper maintenance is that important! If chimney cleaning doesn’t do it we investigate using proven testing and diagnostics to narrow down and isolate the issue. We don’t blindly throw parts at a problem we investigate, isolate and then replace.

When an appliance has reached the end of it’s serviceable life, is burned out beyond repair or parts are not available it’s time to replace! New wood and pellet stoves burn cleaner and are more efficient getting more heat out of less fuel. Less fuel means less time or money spent on wood or pellets.

The state of Idaho offers taxpayers a tax deduction to replace old, uncertified wood stoves with new wood EPA certified wood stoves, pellet stoves, or natural gas or propane heating appliances for their homes.

Washington has set emission performance standards for wood stoves, fireplaces and solid fuel burning devices. Furthermore, there is a $30 fee on the sale of new solid fuel burning devices: wood stoves, pellet stoves, coal stoves, manufactured fireplaces, masonry heaters, wood furnaces, or any other devices that burns a solid fuel. The fee pays for wood stove education and enforcement programs. More information about the tax can be found at the Department of Revenue.

 

 

 

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