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April 18, 2018

Refractory panels, like many of the components of a fireplace and chimney, play a key role in the operation of your fireplace.  It’s these panels that reflect heat into the home, providing warmth and to reducing your heating bills.  But cracked and broken refractory panels can significantly impact the efficiency of your fireplace.

Refractory Panels

Refractory panels are constructed with heat resistant materials to withstand the hottest temperatures, reflecting the heat back into the home while smoke and other dangerous chemicals escape through the chimney.

Refractory panels typically contain four sheets of refractory panel bricks that provide protection in the firebox from extreme temperatures.

Reasons to Replace Refractory Panels

Replacing broken refractory panels provide a variety of benefits, including:

– Aesthetics: New panels will give your fireplace a clean, brick-like view throughout your firebox.
– Protection: Refractory panels protect your fireplace, chimney and home. Broken panels can increase your risk of a fire hazard.
– Efficiency: Cracked refractory panels allow heat to escape your home, reducing the efficiency of your fireplace, keeping your heating bills high.

An annual inspection of your fireplace and chimney by a professional chimney cleaning service will help determine whether you need your refractory panels replaced. A fireplace service company has the knowledge and skill to replace or fix your existing broken panels.

Contact us today to find out if you’re wasting money on high heating bills that can be off-set by a warm fire in an efficient fireplace.

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