Welcome to BurnieFireplaces.com | San Diego Chimney Sweep and Fireplace Cleaning

About Burnie Fireplace Services | Who We Are

Burnie Fireplace Services was founded here in San Diego as a chimney sweep and prefabricated fireplace specialist in 1999 by Pat and Bernie Lopez. A family owned business, Burnie Fireplace services has been an Accredited Business of the San Diego Better Business Bureau since 2001 and has maintained a solid A+ rating.

We are a licensed, bonded, and insured chimney sweep and fireplace cleaning company. Our chimney sweep and fireplace services extend throughout all of San Diego, North County and East County --- making us not just a San Diego chimney sweep but also an Escondido chimney sweep, Rancho Penasquitos (PQ) chimney sweep, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo chimney sweep, Vista chimney sweep, San Marcos chimney sweep, Carmel Valley chimney sweep, Del Mar chimney sweep, Solana Beach chimney sweep, Encinitas chimney sweep, Carlsbad chimney sweep and Oceanside chimney sweep.

If you're looking for a chimney sweep in San Diego, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos (PQ), Rancho Bernardo, Escondido, Vista, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Carmel Valley or Encinitas, you can read more about our company, credentials, and memberships here

What We Offer | Our Services

Our Service Area: We offer all of our chimney sweep, chimney repair, chimney inspection, and fireplace estimate as well as dryer vent services in San Diego and outlying counties including the cities of Rancho Penasquitos (PQ), Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Escondido, Vista, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and Encinitas. Not sure if we service your area? Give us a call!

Service Quick Links: Chimney Sweep and Fireplace Cleaning | Chimney and Fireplace Inspection | Construction Defect Repair | Dryer Vent Cleaning | Pre-fabricated Chimney and Fireplace Installation and Repair

At Burnie Fireplace Services, we offer a variety of services from chimney and dryer vent sweeps to chimney and fireplace repair. Whether it is one chimney or one thousand, we offer our services to both commercial and residential customers.

We pride ourselves on being San Diego’s Prefabricated Fireplace Specialists. If you have a prefabricated fireplace in need of repair or are looking to install or replace a prefabricated fireplace, call us to schedule an estimate.

Chimney sweep and fireplace cleaning - It is important that you take care of your chimney and in order to do that, you need to have it inspected and a chimney sweep performed, if needed, on a regular basis. This ‘regular basis’ is determined by different factors including how often you use the chimney and the type of fuel you are burning.

We cannot stress enough how important it is that you use a certified chimney sweep. The chimney sweep industry is not regulated and using someone who does not have the proper qualifications can often do more damage to your chimney and fireplace in the long run.

Not sure if you need a chimney sweep? The Chimney Safety Intitute of America (CSIA) has put together a Chimney Sweep tutorial which takes you through common questions about about the necessity of a chimney sweep, what a chimney sweep entails, the chimney sweep process, and how to prepare for a chimney sweep. You can watch the short video here.

For more information regarding chimney sweeping and fireplace cleaning – including recommended servicing, proper qualifications, and how to find a certified chimney sweep in your area, please check out our chimney sweep page.

Dryer Vent Cleaning - Have you noticed your clothes are taking longer in the dry? It might not be your dryers fault! A common warning sign of a clogged dryer vent is extended drying time. This is due in part to lint that builds up in your dryers vent and can make your dryer perform at less than optimum levels.

Before paying money to replace an expensive appliance, have a technician come out and take a look at the dryer vent. It might just end up saving you - both the cost of a new dryer and on your electricity bill! For more information regarding dryer vent cleaning – including what warning signs to look for, please check out our dryer vent page.

Chimney and fireplace inspection - There are many different reasons a chimney may require inspection including the sale or purchase of a new home, safety, and repair.

With all of our chimney sweeps, we include a Level I - visual - fireplace inspection at no additional cost. For more information regarding chimney and fireplace inspection – including the different levels of inspection, please check out our chimney and fireplace inspection page.

Chimney and Fireplace Construction defect repair - Construction Defect Repair refers to improperly installed pre-fabricated fireplaces or components that have been installed on prefabricated fireplaces that do not meet manufacturer specifications. For more information regarding chimney and fireplace construction defect repair, please check out our chimney and fireplace construction defect repair page.

Pre-fabricated Chimney and Fireplace Installation and Repair - We are San Diego’s Pre-fabricated Fireplace Specialists. Whether you are in the market for a new gas or wood burning fireplace or need to have an existing fireplace repaired, our services include sales, installation and repair. For more information regarding pre-fabricated chimney and fireplace sales, installation and repair, please check out our pre-fabricated fireplace sales, installation and repair page.

Gas log Installation and Service - Interested in gas logs? We carry the Formation Creation line of gas logs, which are manufactured with strict attention to quality and detail. Our gas logs are available in a wide variety of sizes and styles to suit all fireplaces.

Not sure what size gas logs you need? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a chart on how to properly measure your firebox. And if you’re not comfortable measuring yourself, just give us a call and set up an appointment for one of our technicians to come out.

And don’t forget: If you are switching from a wood burning fireplace to a gas fireplace - or vice versa - the chimney has to be swept first! For more information regarding gas log installation and service, please check out our gas log installation and service page.

Chimney and Fireplace Resources

Chimney Tips Quick Links:Carbon Monoxide and Your Chimney | Chimney Fires | Firewood and Your Fireplace | Got Smoke? | Pre-fabricated Chimneys vs. Masonry | Chimney Quick FAQ | Rampart General Fireplaces

We don’t expect you to be a chimney expert - that’s what we’re here for. We’ve put together a range of articles on chimney care, tips to get the most out of your chimney, and a Chimney Quick FAQ area that runs through our most commonly asked chimney questions.

Questions about carbon monoxide? Check out our carbon monoxide page for more information on how to protect your family. Think you’ve had a chimney fire? Check out our chimney fires page for the warning signs and tips on how to prevent a chimney fire. Not sure what type of firewood to use? We’ve put together a list of what to use and what not to use in your chimney. Does your chimney have a smoking problem? Check out our Got Smoke article for common solutions to smoking problems. Trying to identify if you have a Rampart General Fireplace? Click here.

Enjoy discounts on a chimney sweep

Want to know about any specials or promotions before everyone else? Sign up for the Burnie newsletter!

What's New @ The Burnie Blog


Checking A Chimney Sweeps Credentials


Tis the Season for chimney sweeps! Christmastime in San Diego brings many things including cooler weather. People start looking for chimney sweeps and we want to ensure you know what credentials to... Read more @ The Burnie Chimney Sweep Blog

Rain & Your Pre-fabricated Fireplace and Chimney


When you hear water dripping inside your chimney, this is a sign that you have a problem. And if you leave this problem unchecked, it can lead to having to replace the entire fireplace. At the... Read more @ The Burnie Chimney Sweep Blog

Save Money & the Environment This Winter


In a recent article, the CSIA details how you can save money this winter and help the environment at the same time by simply making sure your chimney is operating properly. Having a Certified... Read more @ The Burnie Chimney Sweep Blog

Burnie on Twitter

Burnie on Facebook


Make sure to catch this wave of savings this summer!

Is there a fireplace APP? Well, funny that you should ask . . . yes there is! Here is the latest Press Release from Heat & Glo.

Heat & Glo® Announces IntelliFire™ Touch Controls:
Smartphone app for Gas Fireplaces

LAS VEGAS — Feb. 4, 2014 — Heat & Glo®, the leader in fireplace design and innovative technology, is transforming how consumers interact with fireplaces with the introduction of IntelliFire™ Touch Controls at the International Builders’ Show today. The controls make it possible for homeowners to interact with fireplaces via a smartphone from virtually anywhere inside or outside the home.

“We live in a digital age and smartphones are becoming an important hub for controlling devices within the home,” said Bob Ballard, senior vice president of Marketing at Heat & Glo. “Our new IntelliFire Touch Controls bring added convenience, intelligent information, and peace of mind to consumers when they interact with their gas fireplace.”

The IntelliFire Touch smartphone app is simple, smart, and safe. With this app, consumers can now enjoy the simple convenience of turning on their gas fireplace from a distance so they can arrive home to a comfortable, pre-heated space. It provides smart information to the consumer by performing quick diagnosis, providing troubleshooting options, and even reminding consumers who their local installation professional is in the event they need additional support. For added peace of mind, consumers can view their fireplace settings from anywhere, ensuring the fireplace has been turned off after leaving and allowing them to monitor fireplace usage by others in the home. Parents can also engage a child safety lock feature to prevent unsupervised use.

For advanced comfort control, IntelliFire Touch provides a programmable thermostat setting that automatically adjusts the fireplace to maintain the desired temperature in a specific space within the home. Additional features include adjustable flame height, adjustable interior lighting effects, fan speed control, and a timer.

The IntelliFire Touch app will be available for both iOs and Android smartphones and tablets, and is estimated to be available third quarter 2014 on select products. Heat & Glo plans to roll out this technology across its entire offering of gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts throughout the year following its introduction.

At the International Builder Show, visit booth #C6116 to see IntelliFire Touch Controls in action.

To see additional news releases from Heat & Glo and for high-resolution photographs and logos, visit www.fireplaces.com/mediakit or contact Julie Goetz at Julie@goetzresultscomm.com or 952-452-3663.

About Heat & Glo®
Heat & Glo has been the fireplace industry leader in design and innovative technology since its inception by brothers Ron and Dan Shimek in 1975. The brand pioneered direct vent gas technology in 1987 and revolutionized the way fireplaces operate in the years that followed. Today, Heat & Glo continues to develop unmatched technologies, materials and designs in a full line of fireplaces, inserts and accessories. It is the most award-winning U.S. fireplace brand and has been granted more patents than any hearth manufacturer. Heat & Glo is headquartered in Lakeville, Minn. and is a brand of Hearth and Home Technologies. For more information, please visit www.HeatnGlo.com.

Site designed and maintained by San Diego Website Design, kikaDESIGN