Hudson Chimney Also Sells & Installs Heating Appliances From the Best Brands in the Industry

Whether you know just what kind of hearth product you’re looking to install – perhaps a wood stove or fireplace – or you’re still searching and need a little help selecting the best heating appliance for your home, family, and budget, Hudson Chimney is the place to call.

With over four decades of experience performing a variety of hearth-related services such as inspections and chimney cleanings in the Jacksonville, FL area, you can trust that when it comes to heating appliances, we really know our stuff. We’d love to help you choose the perfect appliance for your needs from our selection of wood stoves and fireplaces, gas stoves and fireplaces, or gas logs. Interested in making the switch to electric? We’re excited to offer a handful of electric fireplace products including electric logs and inserts, as well. No matter what kind of appliance or what type of fuel you’re looking for, choose from the best brands and manufacturers in the market; with choices between Regency, Hampton, and Vermont Castings, and more, you’re sure to fall in love with the high quality, good value, clean burning efficiency, and beautiful aesthetics of all their products.

Want to learn more about the appliances we offer? Sick of scouring Google’s results for “fireplaces Jacksonville, FL” or “gas log fireplace insert” and ready to go ahead and schedule your installation appointment already? Get in touch with someone from our team to get started. You can reach us online, by filling out this appointment request form, or by calling 904-282-4159. Let us help you outfit your house to make it into the home of your dreams!

Can I Install a New Fireplace Myself?

No, it is certainly not recommended. Heating appliance installation should always be left to a professional, as improper connections and clearances can put you at risk for a whole host of dangers including carbon monoxide exposure and the potential for a chimney fire. Plus, codes and safety regulations mandate very specific guidelines for product installation. For example, regulations state that wood stoves must be placed in an area with at least 12 inches of fireproof material surrounding all sides of the stove—except for the side used to load the wood, which should extend for 18 inches. If these specifications are not followed exactly, the heating appliance could easily start a fire.

And don’t think you’re off the hook if your home features a prefabricated chimney system. Just like their masonry counterpart, prefab fireplaces require the expertise of a technician as well as a regular maintenance schedule that includes services like an annual chimney sweep. It is not uncommon for us to unveil hidden dangers due to poor or incorrect appliance installation. We often find things like neglected clearances, incorrectly connected lines and pipes, and substitute components. Combined with over-firing and general deterioration, these negligent mistakes and faulty installations can lead to home fires.

Furthermore, you’ll want to consult with an expert to make sure that you get an appliance with the look you desire and the heat output that you expect from it. Sure, the internet can tell you more than you ever thought you needed to know, but without working with a true industry professional, it can be a bit of a challenge to decipher where to begin in terms of choosing the right hearth product for your home and family.

The good news for homeowners looking for a new fireplace in the Jacksonville/Northeast Florida area is that Hudson Chimney is but a phone call away. No matter where you are in your fireplace shopping journey, the dedicated team of professionally trained and Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified technicians at Hudson can help. In need of someone to do chimney repairs on your current system? We can help with that, too. Fill out this form through our website or give us a call at 904-282-4159 to learn more and get started today.

Majestic Royalton 36in insert with tile surround and river rock hearth.  The mantel has a green and clear vase and calendar handing on the wall above.

Why Are There Fireplaces in Florida Homes? How Do I Know Which Appliance Is Right for Me?

Just because we live in a warmer climate doesn’t mean Floridians have to miss out on the charm, warmth, and tradition of a fireplace or wood stove! Not to mention the fact that some heating appliances allow us to enjoy consistent, controllable heat even during power outages. Plus, in addition to the heat and power benefits, a wood, electric, or gas fireplace can also add value and efficiency to your home. It’s always nice to not have to turn the heat on during those rare chilly days!

And while there are certainly those who are looking for just the right hearth heating appliance to provide a mixture of ample and efficient warmth, plenty of Floridians look solely for an attractive hearth and don’t hold great heat expectations. Generally, in these instances, we’ll recommend something called a gas coal basket, which does an excellent job at imitating a lifelike gas-fueled fire on a much smaller scale. But, if you do want heat from your fireplace, we can also help you choose from a selection of wood stoves or wood-burning fireplaces. In the market for something that can offer greater efficiency and lower the overall costs of your hearth project? We’d love to discuss the benefits of gas-fueled appliances such as gas logs and gas fireplace inserts. Did you know that a gas insert – including the chimney liner – installation usually costs half as much as a complete chimney and fireplace renovation? We are happy to discuss all of your fireplace options with you and advise you as to which offers the best value in both the short and long term.

So, whether you know the exact product model you’re looking to purchase, or you’re not quite sure where to begin, the team of pros at Hudson Chimney is here for you. For the best chimney services and fireplace products near Jacksonville, there’s no one better than us. Reach out through our website or give us a call at 904-282-4159 to learn a bit more about us and what we might be able to do for you.

Ready To Buy A Brand New Fireplace for Your Jacksonville Home? Call Hudson Chimney Today!

Thanks to our wide selection of the best fireplaces and hearth products available, your ideal living room is just a phone call away. From sleek and modern gas logs and fireplace inserts to authentic wood-burning stoves to convenient electric options, we’ve got it all. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing any of your “must haves” when you work with our team.

Let Hudson Chimney help you design the hearth of your dreams. Reach us at 904-282-4159 or online, by filling out our appointment request form.


Once you know more about us and our solid reputation for excellence, we invite you to give the pros at Hudson Chimney a try…you won’t be disappointed.