For the past 35 years, CDI Woodheat has been selling and installing fireplaces, stoves and accessories to Galveston County residents. They service most makes and models, including gas, wood burning and electric fireplaces.
They also clean chimneys, install caps and do repairs on pre-fabs, full-masonry and gas fireplaces.
• If you are planning to buy gas logs, now is a good time. Logs in stock are on sale.
• If you purchase your logs from CDI, they will install them for a nominal fee if gas is already plumbed into your fireplace.
• Get your chimney cleaned. A dirty chimney reduces your draft and can cause a chimney fire.
Every year brings new fireplaces with many configurations, vented or unvented, built-in, free standing or hang on wall.
Best type of heat?
As far as heating options, gas is the most popular. An unvented gas fireplace puts 99 percent of the heat back into the house. A regular wood-burning fireplace puts 60 percent of the heat in the house and 40 percent of the heat up the chimney. Plus, wood is expensive and difficult to find around the island during the winter, so having a gas-burning system is much more convenient. It also eliminates the much-loathed task of cleaning the fireplace.
You just have to flip a switch, and the fire starts. Most people enjoy that feature.
• If you have gas in your fireplace and are tired of burning wood, CDI has several styles and sizes of gas logs. Prices begin at $239.
• A feature offered with some gas logs is a remote control start-up option. Customers don’t even have to get off the sofa to start a roaring, cozy fire.
No gas? Try an electric fireplace with heater.
CDI Woodheat offers Malm freestanding indoor fireplaces in several color choices. They will also repair fireplaces, replace covers and install caps.
They specialize in Lennox and Superior fireplaces, gas inserts and wood and gas stoves, vented, unvented, B-vent, direct vent, electric and Quadra fire wood stoves.All Malms and wood stoves have to be ordered.
CDI Woodheat is located at 3004 ½ Palmer Highway in Texas City, behind A1 Vacuum Sales and Service. Call Rosemary to discuss your fireplace needs at 409-948-3283.