What to look for in a fireplace store

If you type the phrase, ‘fireplace store near me’ into your web browser, several websites will show up on the search engine results page. You may jump from one store to another trying to find the right one. This is where the battle is lost for some. 

Choosing a store to buy your home’s main centerpiece doesn’t have to be daunting. You can get the best wood-burning or gas fireplaces with a bit of due diligence. In this post, we’ll show you what to keep in mind when looking for a store to buy your new fireplace.

Range of Fireplace Products

Residential fireplaces come in a variety of designs and styles, ranging from classic to modern to everything in between. Each unit may have a different heat output and a range of features. You can shop for a new fireplace for your home or install a fireplace where there isn’t one. Either way, using direct vent technology makes it easy to install a fireplace in any part of your home. 

Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque carries a huge selection of new fireplaces in modern, traditional, and contemporary styles. You can choose wood-burning fireplaces or gas fireplaces for your home. We also carry the following components:

  • Fireplace doors
  • electric fireplace inserts
  • gas fireplace inserts
  • gas and wood-burning inserts
  • gas logs

Electric fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular in many homes. Not only are they easy to install, but they also come with beautiful visual effects. It’s possible to use them with or without the heat output. You can feel warm and cozy, without wasting energy or disseminating unnecessary heat. Unlike wooden stoves, these types generate heat electronically via heated metal coils. 

If you are looking for an extremely effective heating solution for modern interiors, consider our direct-vent gas inserts. They help to seal up your fireplace and chimney, keeping cold air outside and heat from drafting out of the house. Inserts burn less than half the fuel of a vented gas log set while providing much more heat inside the house. They also have their own venting system, so no exhaust or smoke enters the home. Many of our customers claim to have saved on fuel bills as their main furnace is used less.

Wood and Gas Fireplace Warranty

A fireplace is something that you might buy once or twice and use for a lifetime. But like every manufactured item, it may have defects or require repairs. When shopping around or looking for a store, you want to make sure that you purchase an electrical fireplace from a store that offers both a product warranty and workmanship or labor warranty. The manufacturer warranty protects you from faulty parts or components while the workmanship warranty covers installations. 

Some stores offer products with restricted warranties. If you have a problem, you’ll be on your own. Our fireplace store provides superior products with a comprehensive limited lifetime warranty on some products, which means a very long life for your product. For other products, our *5-10 year limited warranties cover parts repairs and replacements. 

Come down to Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque and see for yourself. We have a wide-range of products for just about any situation.

Customer Service and Support

At the heart of every fireplace store is the customer service team. These are the people that answer your calls, respond to your emails, and assist you when you make a purchase. Some buyers need assistance or additional information that can help them make a firm purchase. 

When looking for an online store, you want to make sure the fireplace store offers excellent customer service and customer-friendly policies concerning returns. A good store usually has knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful staff who can help you with any issue.

Owner John and his crew pride themselves on offering excellent customer service and satisfaction. From the moment you walk into our store, through the installation process, and well past the warranty, you are assured of superior customer service. 

Visit our retail showroom to see some of the top brand names and receive a top shelf installation with a remarkable warranty service. As well as having excellent customer service, Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque has a wonderful resource section for customers looking for more information. Check out our blog and read articles. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, call us at (248) 689-2296.

Personal Heating Needs

A good fireplace store or dealer will try to find specific information such as the size of the room for the new fireplace, and if you’re shopping for a fireplace insert. They may also inquire about the size of your masonry fireplace opening. You want to avoid installing a large fireplace in a tiny room, as it can make it uncomfortably hot. And you don’t want a small fireplace, like a pellet stove, in a large room, as it can leave you shivering. The fireplace store reps will also consider the style of the fireplace in relation to the size and style of the room. Going with a unit that’s too small or too big might make your fireplace look out of place.

At Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque, we know that fireplaces are easily a focal point in any room and transform its appearance. We take the time to understand your heating needs and specifications, then recommend the best fireplace at the right price. Residential customers often come to us because we offer more than a line of gas fireplaces and electric fireplaces. We sell products and accessories that enable families to gather, have fun conversations, and have quality time together while using an efficient heating source.

Our vast selection of fireplace products extends to the outside space too. For those chilly evenings, our outdoor patio fireplaces or fire pits are the #1 choice for those who want to gaze at the night sky. Choose a variety of natural gas grills and charcoal BBQ grills for your outdoor needs. We have portable grills and free-standing models. And if you need to upgrade existing fireplaces, we can help.

Store Reputation

There’s more to a name than the words printed on the fireplace store’s signage and media kits. A reputable store usually has many happy customers who are satisfied with the quality of fireplace products and accessories it sells. You may find customers recommending the store or its line of fireplace products. Positive reviews are always a good sign and something to consider when looking for a fireplace store. Check out what customers say on the company’s Google My Business page, Yelp, and BBB pages.

You may not get to buy a new fireplace very often. Maybe once or twice in a lifetime. But where you buy your high-quality electric fireplace, wood-burning fireplace, or gas fireplace matters a lot. It can mean the difference between getting a beautiful new center piece for your home, updating your existing fireplace, or wasting money on a product that fails after a few years of use. 

When looking for a fireplace store, it’s also important to buy it from an authorized fireplace dealer who knows the full history and specifications of the products they’re selling. A reputable fireplace dealer will sell you original products and recommend a licensed contractor to help you with your new fireplace installation. Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque will take care of your project, from buying through installation to make it a success.

Avoid buying a fireplace from little-known websites or classified ad websites like Craigslist. It’s not worth the risk. When you buy a fireplace from a reputable seller like Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque, you are assured of the product’s quality, performance, and safety. You may also benefit from the invaluable expertise and advice of our fireplace technicians in Michigan.

Proper Venting and Accessories

The choice of available accessories is just as important as where you buy the fireplace. You need to ensure the store has the venting components and accessory selection that’s compatible with your new fireplace. Manufacturers usually have specific venting accessories that work with their units. They’re the only products that have been tested for safety purposes and approved to be installed with a specific fireplace. These include blowers, brick liners, and surrounds. You may find these components and proper parts listed in their product manual.

Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque is a reputable fireplace store with hundreds of happy customers. We have been serving locals since 1976 and have a stellar record. Whether you want to install a new fireplace or replace your old fireplace, we can supply you with high quality fireplaces along with other hearth products including chimneys and log sets.

Type of Fireplace Fuel

This may not cross your mind at first. When you’re looking for a new fireplace store, it’s good to decide on the preferred fuel type early on before making a fireplace purchase. Wood, electricity, and gas are the three most common fuels and each has its pros and cons. Weigh the good and bad and see what works well for your case. You can do this by determining what type of fireplace fuel the heating appliance uses.

Wood-burning fireplaces create the most enjoyable ambiance between the pleasant aroma of burning logs and the sound of crackling wood. Another benefit is that wood is a low cost, renewable fuel. Gas fireplaces are low maintenance. Since they emit little to no smoke, you can place them in spaces where a wood burning fireplace won’t fit. They also come with remote control, thermostat control, and customizable features.

If a gas fireplace is not an option, you can consider the electric fireplace in place of the traditional fireplace. Our electric fireplaces are available in a variety of sizes and styles with exciting trim options. They don’t require venting, meaning you can install them anywhere in your house.

Fireplace Installation and Maintenance

It’s one thing to buy a quality fireplace from a trusted brand and another to have it installed in your home. Who installs your new fireplace is equally important. A top fireplace store like Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque has technicians that can perform swift and flawless installations at your house. 

When purchasing a fireplace, you only add a small service fee for the new install. That can save you time and money. We understand that the durability, operation, and efficiency of any fireplace depends on the quality of the installation. When you buy a new fireplace, we arrange to have a licensed technician handle the installation for you.

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If you’re looking for a fireplace store nearby, you can visit Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque at 2908 E Long Lake Rd, or call (248) 689-2296 to learn more about our fireplace products. We are a family-owned and locally operated store that takes care of all your fireplace and BBQ needs. 

Check out our collection of fireplace products online and give us a call when you settle on a particular model or type. We understand the intricacies of residential venting systems and can help with wood stoves for fireplaces or chimneys or heating appliances. We’re also equipped to address all your repair, routine maintenance, and safety needs. Get in touch with us today at Michigan Fireplace and Barbeque! 

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