The warmth and comfort from a fireplace is second to known

Do you use the fireplace in your home a lot? Fireplaces are a popular accessory in many homes across Cornwall because they are a great way to stay warm and cozy in the living room with friends and family. You can spend some real quality time around a fireplace and it is even better in the wintertime and when the colder nights roll in!

A lot of homes in Cornwall are now switching to natural gas or electric fireplaces. This is because they are much easier to use and they are simple to control. Of course, this means that problems are much more likely to happen since the fireplace is now an appliance in your home. After all, although they can last many years in your house, they are just like anything else that you use a lot and are open to wear and tear.


A lot of people assume that they know how to fix their fireplace when it has broken or malfunctioned. There are only a few switches, right? But, it is never a good idea to play around with your fireplace in Cornwall. You can actually cause more damage by pressing and switching things when you don’t know what you are doing. This will lead to costly repairs down the line or even replacement. That is the last thing that you want! Plus, if you have a gas fireplace, it is actually dangerous to try to fix it on your own. Gas can be poisonous for your family when it is wrongly emitted and since you cannot see it, this can be very dangerous without you knowing.

That is why you should look into choosing an HVAC company like Houde Mechanical. We have licenced gas technicians on our team who can help you when your fireplace breaks down in Cornwall. We know how to repair and install gas and electric fireplaces safely so you don’t have to worry.

There will be plenty of signs that your fireplace needs repaired, you just need to know what to look out for and make sure that you don’t ignore it. After all, the longer you delay with problems, the worse they can get and it can even lead to a replacement. if you have an electric fireplace, it is simple to know when it is not working. If nothing happens when you turn it on and you have tried switching it on and off, then it is time to call in a professional. In addition, if you notice that it is not emitting the same heat as it did before, there could be a problem with the fan or that it needs cleaning. It is easy for a build-up of dirt and debris to gather on the fan, so a regular maintenance service could be all that you need to get the best from your fireplace all year round.

If you have a gas fireplace, you have got to be a lot more careful because if something is wrong, it can be dangerous for your whole family. If your pilot light will not come on, it is best to call out a licenced gas technician as soon as possible. The last thing that you want is a gas leak, as carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal. If you smell a bad odour or suspect that something is not right with your gas fireplace, it is best not to take any risks and phone a professional to come out and investigate.


At Houde Mechanical, we know how hard it can be to find an HVAC company that you can trust. After all, fireplaces can be complicated appliances in your home, as well as dangerous. But, that is why we are here to tell you that you can rely on our professional services. We are proud to be a family business for over 65 years of servicing experience in Cornwall. Our team is made up of family members, as well as a trained and dedicated staff that know exactly what they are doing with fireplaces.

We are all licensed and insured, with the expertise to have your electric or gas fireplace fixed in on time. We know it can be scary if you think that you have a gas leak and we know all of the steps to follow to make sure that all of your family are safe. In fact, we have even won Continental fireplaces awards!

As a family company, we believe that excellent customer service is a must. We motto is to treat you like family. This means that we will take care of you from the moment you get in contact with us. We will investigate the problem with your Cornwall fireplace, explain to you what the problem is and help you through the options that you have to find the best solution. Our aim is to offer a professional service with a smile! Plus, we also understand that you do not want to spend a fortune on repairs or installation. That is why we make sure that you receive value for your money in our services. In addition, we will also help you to find rebates that are available to your family so that you can save even more money. What is not to like?


If you are having problems with your fireplace, it is always recommended to have the issue looked at by a professional and as soon as possible. This is particularly true if you have a gas fireplace in Cornwall, as issues can be dangerous for your family’s health. In addition, having regular maintenance and repairs carried out on your fireplace means that it will become more efficient and this will cost you less in the long run. So, this is where our team at Houde Mechanical can help you out! We will make sure that we find out what is going on with your fireplace in Cornwall as soon as possible so that you can warm up on those colder nights. It doesn’t matter whether your fireplace is natural gas or electric; we have the expertise needed to carry out professional maintenance and successful repairs.

What’s more, here at Houde Mechanical, we can also install new Cornwall fireplaces. If you are updating your home with a new fireplace or are switching to an electric model, we have you covered. We make sure that there is as little disruption to your home as possible and that your new fireplace is up and running in no time. Before you know it, you will be sitting around a toasty fireplace relaxing with your family!

At Houde Mechanical, we offer you friendly and professional service that you can trust when it counts.

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Steve was great to deal with. He came to my house and sat down with me to show me options on exactly what I needed, not just what they wanted to sell me like others. Despite the millions questions I had, he answered every one of them kindly without hesitation.

Steve R. | Residential Project

Houde Mechanical Heating and Cooling Ltd. were able to set up my pool heater when no other company was willing to take on the job and fit me into their busy summer schedule. I would not hesitate to recommend this company for your heating and cooling needs.

Thank you Houde Mechanical for your prompt and professional service. Because of you, we are enjoying a fantastic fall in our newly “heated” in ground pool.

Lianne Chaput | Residential Project

Punctual, clean and efficient job. Did not go above quoted price. They also looked after filling out energy rebate application.

Mr. Leger | Residential Project

Hot water tank, furnace and A/C installed.

Excellent service they service all my equipment once a year. No problems setting up an appointment always on time.

Patrick King | Residential Project

I have hired Houde Mechanical more than once and I keep going back to them. They do what they say they will, when they say the will and within the budget set. Steve and his crews have always been there to help and have no hesitation in recommending different options regardless of what I have asked. They have put in my furnace, A/C, two natural gas fireplaces, reworked the ducting to help save us time and effort. I like the service and always feel like a valued customer. That means a lot in today’s market. I have no problem recommending Houde Mechanical and in fact, have done so. Keep up the great work!

Monique Stevens | Residential Project

It first began at the home show in Cornwall. Steve was very knowledgeable in his presentation of the work to be performed at my house. Estimates were performed and starting date was zeroed in. The schedule of work was firmed up as an ancient boiler had to be removed. Minimum of disruption was respected and clean up was prompt.
Installation of the new system was performed by very knowledgeable technicians in a continuous process with attention given to cleanliness and efficiency.
Bravo to the Houde Team.

Paula Joncas | Residential Project

Our experience with the Owners Steve & Lynn and technicians (Joey) has been most satisfactory professionally. Although sub contractors of the General Contractor, Houde has been outstanding in its quality of work and ethic. They are knowledgeable, experienced and most of all polite and caring. So much so that we have engaged Houde’s services for annual maintenance of HVAC equipment in newly completed duplex & triplexes… a total of 8 units from basic furnace / AC to radiant heating, HRV & everything in between.

Mrs. Rashid | Portal Custom Homes Ltd.

I have had three separate installations by Houde Mechanical, all with exceptional installation and service. In 2006 a wall AC was installed, serviced several times and is working well; in 2016 a gas furnace was installed then two years later an AC unit was added requiring some retrofit. The installations were clean and neat (looks good), the installers were efficient and courteous.

I would not hesitate to recommend Houde Mechanical.

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Houde Mechanical consistently completes jobs with professionalism and attention to detail. We use them for a majority of our properties that we maintain, and their staff is always neat and clean, punctual, and easy to deal with. Quality of workmanship is very good, and their employees take pride in their work. Would recommend again and again.

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