Thanks for Choosing A Cozy Fireplace Warrenville IL

Were delighted to add our note of welcome to the neighborhood, A COZY Fireplace is your neighborhood fireplace and gas grill store. A Cozy Fireplace, located in Warrenville, IL, is a full service retail fireplace equipment company offers customers quality sales, installation, and repair services. For many years we have offered custom-built fireplaces and related accessories.  Where Knowledge, Professionalism, Quality, and Service are the cornerstones to your satisfaction and the A Cozy Fireplace success.

We have all types of fireplace equipment and accessories including: Storefront

• Mantels
• Andirons and ash vacuums
• Fireplace tool sets and gloves
• Free standing screens
• Glass doors and grates
• Gas logs and inserts (wood and gas)
• Electric fireplaces
• Free standing stoves
• Fireplaces (wood & gas)
• Gas grills

The professional fireplace contractors at A Cozy Fireplace make it possible for you to curl up by the fireplace with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate on those cold winter nights. Our trained installation technicians are readily available to install and assemble your fireplaces.


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A Guide on How to Identify & Measure Your New Wood & Gas Burning Fireplace

Now that you have a fireplace, you have some options on how you would like to use your fireplace.  The first, of course, is to burn wood.  Your second option, and a very popular one these days, is to install ceramic gas logs.

To help you with these decisions, we at A Cozy Fireplace can help give you some simple explanations on using your fireplace and how to measure your fireplace for glass doors, gas logs or a grate on which to burn your firewood.  We can also give you tips on how to burn a good fire and help you purchase the right accessories for your fireplace needs.  When you are through reading this simple guide, we think you will have the information you need to be an informed and educated buyer.

Measuring Your Fireplace For a Grate or Gas Logs

For wood burning or gas logs you need to measure the floor inside your fireplace.  This will help us to help you purchase the correct size grate for wood burning, or correctly size a gas log set that will look and work best for your fireplace.  Start by measuring the width of the back wall of the fireplace from side to side.  Then measure the depth of the floor in the middle from the back wall up to the front edge of the floor.  Lastly measure the width of the floor in the front from side to side.

Identifying Your Fireplace For Glass Doors

If you would like to have glass doors on your fireplace, you should next determine if the fireplace is one that is fully constructed from masonry, or is a factory engineered and built prefabricated fireplace.

A full masonry fireplace is one that has not only a brick face but also a brick chimney all the way up.  This may include a full brick chimney on the outside of the house.  To measure for a glass door, measure the opening from side to side at the top and bottom of the opening for the width.  For the height of the opening you need to look at the top.  Running under the brick across the top is a flat steel bar called the lintel.  This supports the brick on the top.  At the bottom of the opening in some fireplaces, the floor inside the fireplace is lower than the hearth across the front.  If this is the case, measure the height from the underside of the lintel to the hearth in front on the left and right sides.  Basically we are looking for the shortest height.  If the floor inside is the same as the heart outside just measure the height on the left and right sides.


A prefab fireplace will be a unit that may have some black mesh curtains hanging in the opening and may also have some black metal showing around the perimeter of the opening.  If you have a prefab fireplace, look inside the unit to find the ID tag.  This tag is generally found inside the fireplace in various locations depending on the brand of the unit.  Some unites will have the tag above the brick panels on either the left or right sides.  Other brands may have the tag just behind the mesh curtains down the left or right sides.  Still others may have the tag located on the top left or right sides of the opening, above or behind the mesh curtains.

After finding your ID tag, jot down the brand name as well as the model number.  There will be a lot of numbers and information on your ID tag but these will be all we need.  This information is vital for purchasing the correct UL tested doors and other parts for your fireplace.  A prefab fireplace needs to use the correct doors so that it will not be over heated by blocking or restricting the air flow it needs to operate properly.

Now, that you have the measurements or the brand name and model number of your fireplace, you have the information you need to purchase the grate, doors, or gas logs that will fit properly and work best for you.

Keep in mind that we are a full service fireplace and gas grill store.  If you would like to have gas logs, but do not have gas in your fireplace, we can install gas to most fireplaces.  We are a complete fireplace store and have a full line of fireplaces, toolsets, screens gas logs, gas bar-b-que grills, grill parts, gas lamps, and accessories for fireplaces & grills.

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