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Burlington Fireplace & Solar Blog

We hope to provide you with lots of interesting content about Hearth Products like fireplaces, stoves and fireplaces inserts along with articles about safety and care of your chimney systems. Burlington Fireplace & Solar will also be posting information about Solar Energy for Southeastern Wisconsin residents and businesses.
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Advantages Of Choosing A Premium Grill

There are few things more American than a backyard barbeque. As soon as the weather warms up, we pull out our grills to cookout as much as possible. You can find bargain grills at nearly every grocery store and hardware store in Wisconsin. A cheap grill can get you through a season, but a premium […]

Impress your dinner party guests with your new grill

Cookouts and dinner parties are a great way to spend time with those you love while relaxing and cooking in the comfort of your own home. Hang out, pour yourself a drink, and light up the grill, because summer is here and that means we’re cooking outside. While burgers, hot dogs, sausages, and chicken breasts […]

Prolong the Life of Your Fire Pit with these Simple Tips

Fire pits are ideal because they conveniently and affordably provide all the joys of outdoor fires. However, fire pits have a potential downside. They will not last long unless they are used and maintained properly. Making sure your fire pit lasts is simple, and helpful tips follow. Buy the Highest Quality Fire Pit When you […]

Common Offseason Chimney Repairs Scheduled by Homeowners 

As sturdy as masonry chimneys appear to be, it is important to keep up with chimney maintenance. Water is the biggest reason chimney damage occurs, but it can be difficult to recognize when water has entered the masonry and begun a cycle of destruction. As far as chimney repairs go, the best way to save […]

Considerations When Designing a Backyard Fire Pit

Outdoor living spaces have become essential—and what took us so long? Fire pits especially create an irresistible backyard destination. Gathering around a fire with friends and family is ideal, whether simply enjoying one another’s company, roasting marshmallows, swapping stories, or staying warm on a cool, crisp night. To get the most out of your backyard […]

5 Reasons Homeowners Say Yes to the Benefits Solar

Solar power is the feel-good energy choice due to remarkable advantages for the planet. It’s not all about saving the earth, however. Homeowners also gain benefits that stack up and ultimately add up to plenty of reasons to say yes to residential solar panel installation. If you have been on the fence about using the […]

Did Winter Weather Damage Your Chimney?

Winter weather often causes damage to chimneys across the U.S., and the Badger State is certainly no exception. Wisconsin winters are particularly harsh, with average daytime temperatures rarely climbing above freezing for months, and snowfall always exceeds the national average. Throughout winter, as you dealt with such things as icy roads and shoveling snow, how […]

What Is Re-Burn Technology (Secondary Combustion)

“How does that work?” you might ask, as you watch the dark orange, almost red rolling flames cook inside a new wood-burning fireplace or insert. The flames hover and almost dance on their way up and out the flue, providing the owner with not only a small show, but the heat and warmth they expect. The technology is both simple but technically […]

How to Safely Start Using an Old Fireplace

If your old fireplace could talk, it may have enlightening stories to tell, not the least of which is that it’s not currently safe to use! Depending on how old your home is, it’s sometimes impossible to know for sure whether your fireplace is at all functional. If your home was built in the late […]

Types of Chimney Caps

Chimney Caps are essential for proper function of your chimney. The flue opening goes straight down into your home unprotected, that is, until a much-needed accessory is added. There are two basic types of covers for the flue. There is the smaller, less expensive “Chimney Flue Cap” which only covers the flue opening, and there […]

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