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    Lifetime Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to be providing fireplace services to our customers in Snohomish, Bellevue, Kirkland, Washington, and the surrounding areas.



    Fireplaces are the heart of many homes in Washington State. With our cool fall and winter weather, they offer a place to cozy up. Seattle and Kirkland are home to many old and traditional homes with large fireplaces and woodstoves. However, we also contain many newer houses with all kinds of fireplaces: gas & propane, electric, and open hearth. While we love the beauty of open hearth fireplaces, gas and electric definitely have their advantages!

    Understanding Your Fireplace

    There are actually a wide variety of fireplace types available! While gas, electric, and open hearth (wood-burning) are the most popular, many fireplaces actually use gel and ethanol as fuel. Gel and ethanol fireplaces are easy to install because the fuel source is quite small and self-contained. And they still give you real flames! The downside for many homeowners is that they don’t produce much heat, and are less efficient for heating a home or room. The fuel can also get expensive with time. Electric fireplaces, alternatively, are an efficient way to heat your home. The catch? They don’t produce a real flame! The illusion they give, though, can look quite nice in a contemporary home, and their hot interior coils do a good job of providing heat. Gas fireplaces are also very popular as a low-cost option. They’re generally easy to install, have a lower upfront cost, and are efficient, saving on energy costs. Knowing which fireplace you have is essential!

    Maintaining Your Fireplace

    Each fireplace has its own maintenance needs. Wood-burning fireplaces and gas fireplaces that use a flue and chimney should be cleaned and inspected annually. Failure to clean the chimney and ashes poses a fire risk. Just in Washington, between 2016-2020 there were 403 fires that started in chimneys and flues! Pierce County’s website has a good list of recommendations for chimney safety! For wood-burning fireplaces, make sure you clean out the ashes regularly between uses! Electric fireplaces require maintenance as well, as they use a heating coil and fan. These should be checked annually, preferably before you start using it for the cold weather. Coils and fans should be clean, and if your electric fireplace fan uses a filter, that should be changed each year as well. For gas fireplaces, an important piece of maintenance is keeping a carbon monoxide detector nearby and having an annual safety inspection to ensure there are no leaks. While efficient, when neglected gas fireplaces pose one of the greatest safety risks. However, with proper care, they are very safe to have in your home!

    Repairing or Replacing Your Fireplace

    When you have your annual inspection, your technician will tell you if there is a problem that needs to be repaired or if it’s time to have your fireplace replaced. We recommend never skipping the inspection, as replacement may be needed to mitigate a safety or fire hazard. We love Heat & Glo fireplaces, and Enviro fireplaces, and will help you choose the right one for your family! Replacement isn’t always necessary, however. Depending on your fireplace’s age and condition, often a replacement part plus a good cleaning will have it functioning like new again. Your budget will also be taken into consideration when deciding whether to repair or replace!

    The woodsy mountains of Washington State are a beautiful landscape for setting up a fireplace. Even in the suburbs and cities, our mild but pleasant weather lends itself to heating with a fireplace during the cooler months. If it’s been a bit since your last inspection, or it’s time for an update or remodel, let us help you with your fireplace situation! Start by checking out our promotions page. We offer discounts for our veterans, elderly, educators, and others who serve the community. Just want to talk? We love hearing from you, too! Stay warm!

    Lifetime Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to be providing fireplace services to our customers in Snohomish, Bellevue, Kirkland, Washington, and the surrounding areas. All of our technicians are trained and certified so you can rest assured that you are putting your fireplace project in the right hands. Contact your local experts today!

    • Gas Fireplace Repair
    • Gas Fireplace Service
    • Gas Fireplace Installation
    • Gas Fireplace Inspection
    • Gas Fireplace Replacement
    • Fireplace Cleaning
    • Gas Fireplace Insert

    Proud to be providing Central HVAC Services in Snohomish, WA and Surrounding Areas! It’s our hometown and your comfort is our business. Contact us today.

    What Our Customers Say

    Business responded quickly to my inquiry for service (thanks Renee!). Bobby arrived on time, explained everything he was doing, was quick, efficient and stuck to their quote, which was very reasonable BTW. I'm scheduling them for more services and wouldn't hesitate referring them to anyone.UPDATE! we had Lifetime return for dryer duct and vent cleaning, then for AC maintenance. Very happy both times and will continue to use their services. 5 thumbs up!👍👍👍👍👍
    Laurie Hunt
    19:28 26 May 21
    What a great company filled with friendly, yet professional people who care about your job from the beginning to end. It starts with Renee who schedules the team to come out. The installers, Nick and Beau were excellent in checking in and communicating every step throughout the day. Electricians Tony and Alex had challenges with our system, but figured it out and voila! We have nice, cool, fresh air filling up our food bank!Then, here came David a few days later to service our furnace. Another excellent employee. We purchased the Premier Club Maintenance Plan and thrilled that we did!
    Elizabeth Grant
    00:28 01 Sep 21
    Installed split level AC + air purifier. Everyone here was a pro and eager to just get things done. Lemme call out Tony, Alex, Ash, Jaeden, Rudy, Renee as all being top notch people to work with.I tried to tip them, but they wouldn't even accept it. I have been absolutely impressed with their service, as well as just being all around good folks.Oh, and the AC / purifier works great. I'm ready for the heatwaves and wildfire smoke next Summer!
    Derek Cook
    17:23 04 Oct 21
    Nick, Beau & Tony did a great job installing our new AC & Furnace. Very professional, friendly & quick install. Nick had quite a job in such a tight space & did a terrific job. Beau even fixed a ducting problem after a previous contractor did a shoddy job. We so Appreciated their attention to detail. Great, professional, informative & fun team & we felt totally confident in their ability. We will definitely recommend them to friends who are looking for new AC. They even installed a much better & easier to use thermostat, set it up for our schedule. And the AC is so cool! Thanks Nick, Beau. & Tony.
    Debbie Osterbeck
    03:50 14 Aug 21
    We called this company based off all the amazing google reviews and when we met with the company, we instantly knew we contacted the right people. They got us in for an estimate early, they scheduled us for our install the very next week (mind you it’s middle of summer when AC is WA is in high demand). The estimate was straight forward and they also looked into a few other heating questions we had regarding our home that was built a couple years that we think the builder didn’t install the best way.. I could go on and on. This seems like such a great company that truly cares about their people and their customers. We are excited to CHILL in our new AC that will be installed by this amazing company. 🙂 we have our install next week and I will submit another review after but let me tell you, from this point, we have had a great experience!! We worked with Robert who gave us our estimate and he is awesome!!
    Samantha Kinsella
    18:29 11 Aug 21

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