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Places You Never Thought Of Putting a Fireplace But Should

Words people associate with fireplaces have all the feels! Why have a fireplace in just one room when sitting by a lit fireplace makes people feel things like love, coziness, warmth, comfort, and relaxation? No need to tear yourself away from glowing flames just because you’re going to bathe or read in bed. There are Read more

 What Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Their Chimney

There is more to a chimney than lighting the fireplace on a chilly day. Having a basic understanding of the chimney and its components will help you maintain it properly, increase its efficiency, and keep your family safe. Chimney type There are three basic types of chimneys, and homeowners should know which type was built Read more

Maintenance and Care of Gas Logs

One of the many benefits of a gas fireplace is its clean-burning and lower maintenance features. But low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. Gas fireplaces are liquid fuel heating appliances. And although they produce much fewer contaminants than its wood-burning counterpart, they still produce some residue, including creosote. Since residue from gasses can be corrosive, Read more

Gas, Wood, or Pellet: Choosing the Best Heating Stove for Your Home

Heating stoves are the most economical way to heat a home. They can be used to warm a room or heat an entire home. And whether you are planning to buy a new heating stove for your home or replace an older unit, there are many choices available. Understanding the different types of heating stoves Read more

Is Your Fireplace Cold & Drafty? Here Are Some Solutions.

Homeowners who struggle with a cold and drafty fireplace usually are operating a traditional open masonry fireplace. These fireplaces are notorious for allowing cold air into the house and sending warm air outside. If this is a challenge you’re facing, you’ll be glad to know there are some good solutions. Let’s look at a few Read more

Choosing a Gas Fireplace for your Home

Winters here can be bitterly cold. It is also a time of year when heating bills typically soar. That’s why many homeowners are choosing a gas fireplace for their home. They are clean-burning and easier to maintain than a traditional fireplace. And with up to 90% heating efficiency, they produce more heat and consume less Read more

How to Prepare Your Chimney for Santa Claus

The winter holiday season is an especially festive time of year. The kids are frolicking in the snow. And chestnuts roasting with marshmallows toasting in the spirit of the holiday are a favorite delight. In the evening, brightly lit homes decorated with Christmas lights are a popular sight. Wood-burning fireplaces are an excellent way to Read more

How to Tell What Type of Fireplace You Have

In the minds of many people, a fireplace is a fireplace. It’s true, all fireplaces create flames with wood or gas and bring some level of warmth to a room. But no two fireplaces are the same. If you’re moving into a new home with an existing fireplace, or if you would like to know Read more

Fireplace Safety: Help Keep Pets Safe

While you’re curled up in the living room enjoying the warmth of a fire, you may not realize the dangers that a fireplace can pose to your pet. It may be hard to believe that a dog or cat could start a fire. But according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), pets accidentally cause Read more

How to Reduce Creosote in Your Chimney

As you enjoy the warmth of your fireplace, something else is building in your chimney. It’s called creosote, a sticky, tarry substance that becomes flammable in excessive quantities. And if you don’t take steps to minimize its accumulation, you increase the risk of a chimney fire. Many chimney fires go unnoticed until they spread to Read more