Why Choose A NFI Pro
Many folks in Princeton, NJ, and surrounding Mercer County townships are upgrading an inefficient masonry fireplace and creating an outdoor living space with a new heating appliance like a fireplace, insert, or stove. Mercer County Chimney is your local NFI PRO Certified dealer for EPA-Certified indoor and outdoor heating appliances for your home. These new energy-efficient fireplaces, inserts, and stoves have impressive features that will reduce energy costs in traditional and modern designs that meet your lifestyle and budget.
What is the NFI?
The National Fireplace Institute® (NFI) is the certification body of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation (HPBEF). An NFI PRO is an individual who has passed the requisite training and exams that demonstrate their competency for the safe planning and installation of heating appliances, like wood burning fireplaces, and venting systems in homes and other residential buildings.
Why Should I Hire an NFI Pro Technician
It happens. A local handyman or homeowner installs a brand-new heating stove, turns it on, and nothing happens. Or worse – it leaks carbon monoxide gas and starts a fire! There is a big difference between hiring someone who says they can install a heating appliance and an NFI PRO technician. When you hire a certified NFI Pro Technician, you have the assurance knowing that the installation will be performed safely, efficiently, and correctly per industry standard guidelines and local building and safety codes without damaging the appliance or your property.
Since an NFI Pro must satisfactorily pass written exams to demonstrate their core competency, you should always look for the NFI Certified logo on their website and uniform. Some of the knowledge an NFI Pro must possess include, but are not limited to:
- Proper chimney, fireplace, and venting systems construction.
- Draft and emissions ventilation requirements
- Heat and insulation protection
- Safe fuel connections and delivery
- Installation clearances and specifications
- Federal, state, and local building and safety codes
NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialist
The National Fireplace Institute® (NFI) has several certifications, including Hearth Design Specialists and Master Hearth Professionals®. An NFI-Certified Hearth Design Specialist helps consumers receive unbiased recommendations on the best heating appliance and fuel options for their indoor or outdoor living space.
NFI Master Hearth Professionals® are highly skilled technicians that maintain all three NFI certification classes for gas, wood, and pellet fuel hearth products.
NFI Certified Fireplace Pro in Mercer County, NJ
Installing a fireplace, stove, and insert is not a DIY job. It requires a trained technician with specialized experience in construction, heating, venting, and combustion systems. This is the only way to ensure the wood or gas heating appliance is installed safely and complies with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. So, when you want your fireplace and stove installations, maintenance, and repairs done right, call the NFI Certified PROs at Mercer County Chimney Services at 609-802-5288 to schedule an appointment. Or visit us online.