Owner Concerns

How do I upgrade my old fireplace with something new, efficient and have a warm comfortable home?

Here are some answers to the most common question

What do I have?

The easiest way to know what you have is by looking behind the control panel at the bottom front of your fireplace. If you remove the cover you can usually see a manufacture name plate with model and details. (image below shows some samples) Otherwise, if your fireplace is open or has vents where it draws air into the burning area, it’s a B-Vent. Or give one of our retail locations a call and they will be happy to help you.

What are some names of manufacturers I might have?

Here are a few of the larger manufacturers that made the B-Vent fireplaces.

  • Monessen
  • Archgard
  • Montigo
  • Regency
  • Firesong
  • Valor

Will my venting be ok for the new fireplace?

As long as your vent pipe is 5″ or greater you have nothing to worry about. We will configure the piping to your vent size. In some cases, there are some building built with 4″ venting which can’t be converted, but in most cases, they are larger.

Will I have to do any renovations to my fireplace area?

The simple answer is no. We have designed the PIONEER  to fit into the existing hole where we cut out the old fireplace. Once we add the surround onto the front of your fireplace it will cover any open spaces that are left.

The example below was a job done without doing anything to room or mantel.

However, we have found some people want to change the entire look of their fireplace area which is totally fine.

Pioneer ABR19 after picture AFTER

Will I need power?

Yes. The new fireplace has a built-in fan to maximise heat output so you will need to have power there.

Upgrading makes 3x more sense

Owner enjoys Freedom and Flexibility

Strata keeps buildings integrity and continuity

Environment wins with increased efficiency