Therm-Con has over 40 years of industry knowledge, high standards and quality work. We take pride in our fireplace installations, repairs and maintenance and the customer care we provide. We work with local homeowners and for area home builders and home remodeling professionals.
If you have a remodeling or new-build project, we’ll happily work with your contractors. When it comes to fireplaces, we’re Chattanooga’s contractors.
The question we most often get is: How can Therm-Con offer the best price for the highest quality materials and work?
The answer: We have greater access to world-class products and materials at lower prices because we’re part of the IBP Family of Companies.
We’re partners with over 190 companies throughout the U.S., offering local services to people like you. Our competitors can’t obtain the same fireplace parts and materials at the same prices.
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Professional Fireplace Installation for Any Home
Benefits of Electric Fireplaces
Electric fireplaces seldom require special venting. Our built-in electric fireplaces and fireplace inserts require good framing and ceiling clearance, but they’re the most no-hassle fireplaces available.
They’re a bit less “realistic” than gas- or wood-burning fireplaces, but a beautiful electric fireplace will enhance any room.
- Lower heat output
- More installation options
- Some electric fireplaces offer plug-and-play design
Benefits of Gas Fireplaces
Gas fireplaces have a beautiful flame appearance without the messiness — and bug risk — of wood. They produce enough heat to make them a viable heat source for your room. Gas fireplaces can be installed vented or ventless.
- Vented fireplaces are realistic and functional. They can be vented through your roof or wall but are extremely energy-efficient.
- Ventless fireplaces sometimes produce a gas odor, and they might deplete the oxygen in a room, but they have sensors to alert you if the oxygen level is too low. Rooms feel dryer for that reason, which is nice during our rainy season.
Benefits of Wood-Burning Fireplaces
Wood-burning fireplaces offer exceptional heat and beauty. That’s why they’ve been around forever. They always require venting for safety and performance.
- Higher maintenance but unmatched appeal
- Real wood looks real
- Viable heating option
Whatever your fireplace needs, Therm-Con in Tennessee has you covered. We work with builders on new construction projects and homeowners looking to install a new fireplace in Chattanooga.
Residential Fireplace Repair
Fireplace maintenance and repair are required to enjoy the comfort and beauty a fireplace adds to your home.
Signs you need professional fireplace repair include:
- Cracks: If you see cracks or damage to the face of your fireplace, you need to call Therm-Con. DIY (do-it-yourself) fixes seldom work and could make it worse. We have the right materials for your specific fireplace.
- Gas: Don’t ignore it any time you smell gas in your home. It’s dangerous, and you need to call your gas company immediately and contact us if it’s a fireplace leak.
- Smoke: If your room gets smoky when you light your fireplace, it’s not just annoying; it’s unhealthy. It dirties up everything in the room and beyond, too.
- White stains: White flour- or chalk-like stains on your fireplace indicate moisture behind the face. It’s not an emergency, but don’t ignore it.
Call Therm-Con at (423) 894-8766 or contact us online to schedule fireplace repair.
Affordable Fireplace Maintenance
Gas and electric fireplaces aren’t as messy and chimney-clogging as wood ones, so do you still need annual maintenance? Yes: All fireplaces need annual professional maintenance. We recommend back-to-school time in September.
- Check vents/glass doors. Your glass doors absorb more heat than you imagine. If you have children, a protective screen is critical; glass doors can get as hot as 400 degrees.
- Clean the fireplace.
- Inspect hardware.
- Inspect ceramic logs.
- Look for cracks and leaks.
Your time is valuable. Your safety is critical. When it comes to fireplace installation, repair and maintenance, don’t waste time.
Call Therm-Con at (423) 894-8766. We’ll get it right the first time and every time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is an IPI Ignition System?
Intermittent Pilot Ignition (IPI) systems use an electrode to ignite the pilot gas on your fireplace. This lights the pilot flame, which ignites the main burner gas. This system operates only when the main burner is in operation, which helps reduce gas usage and ensures immediate ignition.
Can I have a fan or blower kit added after my fireplace has been installed?
It’s possible to add a blower or fan kit to many gas fireplace models, including those manufactured by Heatilator that are designed for fans to be added after installation. To add a fan or blower kit, it’s necessary to run an electric line to a junction box under the fireplace, and the louver or grill must be compatible with the fan kit.
How can I best clean my fireplace glass?
It’s important to regularly clean the glass on your fireplace. To clean the glass, make sure it’s cool to the touch and turn off the gas. Next, remove the front face or louvers, then carefully remove the glass and set it on the carpet or other soft surfaces.
While flat, wipe both sides using an ammonia-free glass cleaner. If you have heavy deposits, use a specialized fireplace glass cleaner. Once clean, carefully position the glass onto the fireplace and secure it, being careful not to scratch it in the process.
If I don’t want to clean my glass, can I simply remove it?
In most cases, no. Direct-vent fireplaces are sealed systems that require glass for proper operation and ventilation. These systems work by pulling oxygen in from outside the home. Removing the glass inhibits this process. If you remove the glass, the gas won’t burn properly and the fireplace can vent toxic carbon monoxide into the home.