We Install Factory-Built Chimney & Fireplace Systems

Building a new home and want to make sure that your chimney and fireplace are up to code, working at optimum efficiency, and not posing any safety risks to your family or your property? Or maybe you have an older fireplace that you’ve been told is unusable because your flue is too small? Schedule a consultation with Ace Chimney Sweeps, Inc., and we can help you find the best heating element for your home.

Our expertise enables us to provide sound advice and information about your heating appliance and any required installation work. We are happy to educate you about safe fuel-burning practices and appliance types. You may very well find that a factory-built chimney and fireplace system is exactly what you’re looking for.

Grey brick chimney with new chimney cap. Roof seen in forefront

The Upsides of Factory Built Fireplaces


Factory-built fireplaces are often more affordable than traditional masonry fireplaces. The materials used in their construction are generally less expensive, and the manufacturing process can be more efficient.

Quick Installation:

One of the most significant advantages of factory-built fireplaces is the speed of installation. They can be installed in a fraction of the time it takes to build a traditional masonry fireplace.

Multiple Design Options:

Factory-built fireplaces come in a variety of styles and designs, allowing homeowners to choose a unit that complements their aesthetic preferences, no problem. Whether you prefer a traditional look or a more modern design, there are numerous options available.

Heightened Efficiency:

Many factory-built fireplaces are designed to be more energy-efficient than traditional masonry fireplaces. They typically come with features such as tempered glass doors, which help to contain heat and prevent warm air from escaping up the chimney.

Extra Safety Features:

Factory-built fireplaces are often equipped with safety features such as built-in screens or glass doors that help prevent sparks and embers from escaping. Some models also have automatic shut-off features for added safety.

Consistent Quality:

Factory-built fireplaces are built under controlled conditions, ensuring a consistent level of quality. This can be an advantage over masonry fireplaces, which can vary in quality based on the skill of the mason.


Factory-built fireplaces are typically more space-efficient than masonry fireplaces. They can be installed in smaller spaces and are often lighter in weight, making them suitable for a wider range of locations within a home.

Low Maintenance:

Factory-built fireplaces generally require less maintenance than traditional masonry fireplaces. The materials used in their construction are resistant to damage from heat, and they don’t require the same level of cleaning and upkeep.

What Is an Ahren-Fire System?

In new construction homes, we often recommend that builders and homeowners use a factory-built chimney and fireplace system in which all parts have been designed to work correctly and efficiently – from the hearth to the top of the chimney and everything in between.

We work most commonly with the Ahren-Fire System, which is able to bring an existing masonry fireplace up to current safety codes, correcting most design problems. In addition, the Ahren-Fire system is great for creating an all-new fireplace and chimney. Ahren-Fire takes the guesswork out of fireplace design, streamlining the process with safety in mind.

These kinds of factory-built chimney and fireplace systems are great because they bring fireplaces up to code, are capable of radiating more heat, and help in eliminating smoky fireplaces, all while requiring half the flue size of a conventional fireplace. They’re also durable and attractive, made of strong reinforced cast refractory material and a realistic brick pattern.

There are eight Ahren-Fire models available for an exact fit in most older chimneys, all without changing your existing fireplace face. If this sounds like the right option for you, give us a call. We’d love to help you out.

Call Us Today To Schedule Your Appointment

To learn more about the benefits of using a factory-built chimney and fireplace or for help in deciding if it’s right for you, call Ace Chimney Sweeps, Inc. at 410-424-5532 or click to schedule an appointment online.

You can also visit us at Ace Hearth and Home at 804 E. Pulaski Highway in Elkton, MD.


More and more people are choosing gas appliances for their heating needs and aesthetic preferences. Ask our sales and installations staff about the options.