Give Your Home an Upgrade With the PriorFire Retrofit Fireplace System

An old, worn-down fireplace can be a touchy topic for many homeowners. Not only is it an eyesore that clogs up your living space, but it is also a constant reminder of the many nights by a cozy fire that you’ve missed out on. What can you do to breathe life into your fireplace? A tear-down and rebuild can be costly, but sealing it off will hurt your resale value in the future. Fortunately, there is another option on the table: the PriorFire Retrofit Fireplace System by HeatShield®.

The PriorFire is an easy-to-install unit that doesn’t call for major demolition. It’s a cost-effective alternative for homeowners who want to update their spaces without taking on a big, invasive project. If you would like to learn more about PriorFire, request more information online.

Can You Put PriorFire Into an Existing Fireplace?

Unlike standard fireplace inserts, the PriorFire is designed specifically to be used in existing wood-burning fireplaces. Fireplace inserts, on the other hand, are compatible with all types of fuel sources ranging from wood to gas to oil. The PriorFire gives off up to three times more heat than a traditional masonry fireplace and burns cleaner, restoring your fireplace’s efficiency and helping you save money on energy expenses.

If your current masonry chimney system is plagued by issues like water damage, inefficiency, or design flaws from its original construction, a PriorFire Retrofit Fireplace is a great solution to revive your fireplace and reclaim those fireside nights.

Why Is PriorFire the Best Option for Me?

Of all the possibilities available to you, what makes PriorFire the superior choice to revitalize your fireplace? Here are a few things to consider when mulling over the options:

  • If you are an eco-conscious homeowner, look no further. The PriorFire’s signature “Air Wing” over-fire air injection system helps to create a more complete burn, resulting in fewer pollutants and fewer emissions.
  • The PriorFire is UL-listed for zero clearance to combustibles, which means that it can be installed in a fireplace with no need for additional fireproofing.
  • The PriorFire comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
  • It is easy to install and the job can be completed in only one day. We may have to remove the back wall of the firebox, some of the side walls, and damper frame but it isn’t as messy or time-consuming as a full rebuild.
  • A standout feature of the PriorFire system is its remarkable adaptability. It can fit into just about any residential fireplace regardless of its size.
  • PriorFire is known for being user-friendly. It comes with a damper that allows for easy control over the fire’s intensity.
  • Adding a PriorFire to your home will boost its resale value. The National Association of Real Estate Appraisers (NAREA) reports that an upgraded or added fireplace can increase a home’s resale value by nearly 12%.
  • More complete combustion means a more efficient fireplace with less creosote buildup than a traditional fireplace – but you should still keep up with your annual chimney inspections and sweepings!

Can I Install the PriorFire Retrofit Fireplace System Myself?

One of the biggest draws of PriorFire is the ability to easily install it. However, that job is reserved for the professionals as PriorFire can only be put in by an authorized HeatShield® installer. To qualify, chimney technicians have to meet the following requirements:

How Is PriorFire Installed?

When you make the decision to go with PriorFire, we’ll dispatch one of our chimney technicians to take a good look at your existing fireplace and take the required measurements. On the day of your scheduled PriorFire installation, a HeatShield® authorized technician will come out and securely place the PriorFire into your home and make sure it works. The whole process will be wrapped up in a day’s time.

Upgrade Your Fireplace With PriorFire!

Are you ready to take the leap and upgrade your fireplace? The PriorFire Retrofit Fireplace System offers a compelling solution. It comes with increased heat output, cleaner burning, and a safer design – all without a complicated installation process. If you prefer energy efficiency and a more eco-friendly fireside experience, the PriorFire System is the right choice for you. If you’d like to set up an appointment, you can book a time through our website.


If you are looking to maintain your current fireplace and need a little help, call on us for fireplace repairs and renovations. It’s all part of our chimney and venting services.