Are you considering installing a new indoor or outdoor fireplace, stove, or insert for your Marietta, GA, home? As the warmer spring season arrives, many folks in the Greater Atlanta area will admire the many innovative fireplace styles, features, and fuel options for creating a warm and inviting living space. Since installing a heating appliance requires considerable knowledge and expertise in fuel delivery, combustible clearance, venting, insulation, and other safety practices, be sure the individual or firm you hire is a certified NFI Pro.
The National Fireplace Institute® (NFI) is a non-profit organization internationally recognized by the hearth industry as one of the industry’s leading credentialing bodies. Through its public website and training for industry professionals, they educate manufacturers, professional technicians, and consumers on the safe planning and installation of heating appliances and venting in residential structures. This assures consumers that their hearth product will be installed safely and correctly.
When buying, repairing, or installing a heating or hearth product that requires the venting of combustion byproducts, you need to hire an NFI Certified Pro technician. It is your assurance that the person you are letting into your home has the training and knowledge to install the heating appliance safely and efficiently without damaging your property or appliance.
The last thing you want to happen is to light up your brand-new gas-burning fireplace and have smoke and toxic carbon monoxide fumes pouring into your living space because the system is not installed correctly.
To receive NFI certification, a technician must demonstrate core competency through a series of exams and continuing education programs. While this is not an exhaustive list, here are a few key areas of expertise that an NFI Pro offers:
NFI has several types of certifications for hearth professionals based on their area of specialties, such as gas, wood, or pellet fuel heating appliances. There is also an NFI Certified Hearth Design Specialist that gives sales and customer service professionals the knowledge they need to properly recommend and design the best hearth products for your indoor or outdoor living environment.
An NFI Master Hearth Professional is an individual or firm that has successfully achieved credentials in all three NFI certification classes (gas, wood, and pellet) of hearth products.
Installing a fireplace, insert, or stove is not as simple as plug-and-play. It requires a certified technician with extensive knowledge in heating, venting, combustion, and construction systems for a safe installation in your home. Our NFI Certified Pros install, maintain, and repair gas, pellet, and wood-burning hearth products in Fulton County, Dekalb County, and surrounding Greater Atlanta communities.
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