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How to Decorate Your Fireplace in the Off-season

Once again spring comes, and your fireplace has done its job for another winter season.  Now what?  Will your fireplace sit there until fall looking drab and lifeless?  It doesn’t have to.  There are many ways to dress up your fireplace in the off-season so that it’s an enjoyable amenity all year long.  Let’s look at a few ideas. Growing things around Fireplace Your clean, open firebox […]

5 Easy Fireplace Spring Cleaning Tips Any Homeowner Can Do

While winter has come and gone, you are looking forward to enjoying the warm sunny days ahead. And cleaning your fireplace is probably the last thing on your mind. But spring is the perfect time to get your fireplace ready when cooler weather returns.  And with these 5 easy spring cleaning tips, you will get the job done in no time. Remove the Ash The […]

How Do Rooftop Solar Panels Work?

Millions of people every year experience the power of the sun’s radiant energy when they hit the beaches. And without UV protection it doesn’t take long for a sun tan to become a sun burn. So, it’s not surprising that we would want to harness powerful source of energy to power our homes. Solar power has been around for more than […]

Best Firewood Choices You Can Burn This Winter

Don’t waste your hard-earned cash on cheap woods that will burn very quickly. High quality seasoned hard woods will burn longer with less smoke and ash. This reduces your energy costs saving you money on heating costs all winter long. But the best type of firewood to burn this winter depends on where you live. We’ve scoured the country to find two dozen of the […]

Is it Necessary to Have Gas Fireplaces Professionally Serviced?

We can start by answering that question with: It’s definitely necessary to have a gas fireplace serviced.  As to whether or not you hire a professional will depend on your ability to perform certain cleaning and inspection tasks and the standards you set for the cleanliness and serviceability of your appliance. Most of the time, when we think of fireplace or chimney cleaning, we’re […]

Top 5 Costly Mistakes Homeowners Make Going Solar

For millions of homeowners across the country, the idea of generating clean electricity and reducing their energy bills has increased the popularity of going solar. And it’s not just sun-drenched states like California, Arizona and Florida that are seeing an increase in solar installations. Homeowners in Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina and even here in Wisconsin are hot on solar.  Unfortunately, some homeowners are not doing […]

Increase Home’s Value With Fireplace Makeover?

In the average home, the fireplace is one of the first things a prospective buyer notices when entering the living room.  Whether there’s a fire in it or not, even a simple fireplace seems to magically draw attention.  Now imagine that the “simple” fireplace underwent a makeover that caused it to not just draw attention but to demand it. The difference between a basic fireplace and […]

Cool Decorating Ideas for Creating a Warm Fireplace Experience

There are several ways that you can decorate a room to create a warm and inviting fireplace experience. Think about how colors, furniture and accessories can complement one another to create a cohesive living space with the fireplace as the focal point.  So give your living space a lift with these cool decorating ideas for creating a warm fireplace experience. Feng Shui Arranging a Feng Shui living […]

4 Big Reasons Why Solar Panels are a Smart Investment for Your Home

As the sun rises each day homeowners coast to coast are saying goodbye to high utility bills in favor of solar panels and the future couldn’t be brighter. In fact, more than 2,000 mega-watts of direct current were installed in the solar market in Q1 2017 alone. But what may be surprising to some is that utilities accounted for approximately half of all solar […]

5 Tips for Cheap and Eco-friendly Fires

You know it’s that yuletide time of year when pillows of smoke are billowing out of the chimneys on a chilly night. It’s good to know that a wood-burning fireplace may not be as eco-friendly or cheap as some you may believe, depending on the age & upkeep of the unit. While wood is a naturally renewable material, the burning process sends carbon […]

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