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Why Choose an NFI-Certified Professional

Installing a new fireplace, heating stove or fireplace insert may seem like a pretty straightforward job. It is – as long as the installer is qualified and experienced in the many facets involved in these kinds of projects. Doodlebuggers Fireplace, Grill & Outdoor Store of Pensacola, FL, and Destin, FL, would like to share a little about the importance of working with a fireplace company that carries certification through the National Fireplace Institute (NFI).

NFI Professional Fireplace Technicians in Destin FLWhat is the National Fireplace Institute?

The NFI is the certification division of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization. The NFI is dedicated to the education, training and certification of technicians who work in the fireplace industry.
With specific training and certification programs for gas, wood and pellet appliance installations as well as hearth design, the NFI advocates for safety and correctness in all field work.

The benefits of working with an NFI-certified technician

Having a new fireplace, stove or insert added to your home is a big step. Having it installed safely and correctly is of paramount importance. NFI-certified fireplace technicians have received extensive training in both new installations and changeouts.

They’ll not only do the work correctly, but they’ll also be a source of information on using, maintaining and repairing your new appliance. NFI-certified installers are up-to-date on the many regulations coming from the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA recommends – and sometimes even requires – that certain heating appliance installations be performed only by technicians who hold an NFI certification.

Many manufacturers of fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts recommend that their products be installed by certified crews. The companies that make products to heat and beautify our homes know that the products are safe only when they’re set up by experienced professionals.

What NFI certification means to you

Not all fireplace installers carry certification from the NFI or other training organizations. If you work with a basic “handyman” type of “remodeler,” you may be asking for serious trouble after the installation is complete.
To install a heating appliance correctly, the technician must be familiar with a variety of disciplines and standards, including:

  • All safety guidelines as set forth by the appliance manufacturer
  • Local and state codes that govern fire safety and construction
  • Proper clearances between appliances and parts of the home
  • National building codes
  • The different types of fuel delivery
  • All aspects of venting and exhaust
  • Combustion principles

Additionally, a technician should be able to perform inspections, repairs and maintenance on the appliances he or she installs.

Gas Fireplace Log Installation in Pensacola, FLMake sure your next installation is done safely and correctly

Doodlebuggers provides sales and expert installation of today’s top gas logs, fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts. Our NFI certification means you’ll be working with experienced professionals who have taken the time to go through the rigorous NFI training and testing processes.

We’ll help you select the perfect new appliance for your home, install it properly and then be available for any service and repair issues that become necessary. Reach an NFI-certified fireplace expert today at (850) 477-1151 in Pensacola, FL, or at (850) 243-0154 in the Destin, FL, area. You can also get in touch with our handy contact form.

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