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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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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 […]

5 Things to Decide Before Adding Your New Fireplace

Bringing a new fireplace into your home is an investment both financially and in terms of the operation, functionality and enjoyment of the new appliance.  For this reason, it’s good to consider a few important things before making your purchase.  Let look at five of these considerations. 1. Set your budget Before heading down to your local hearth retailer, have in mind a budget for a new […]

How to Choose a Solar Installer

Solar is a long-term commitment that requires an investment in an array of equipment including photovoltaic (PV) panels, power inverter, racking and controllers, to name a few. And you will also need to decide how you will connect the system with your utility. To help you make a wise decision, here is how to choose a solar installer. Research Online Reviews The first […]

Tips on Using a Fireplace for the First Time

There’s a difference between using a wood-burning fireplace that hasn’t been used in two weeks and one that hasn’t been used in two years – or one that you, personally, have never used.  Here are some things you’ll want to know in either of the latter two cases. When you move into a new but previously occupied home that has a fireplace, the […]

Fire Prevention Week! Plan TWO Ways Out

When there is a fire in the home, every second counts.  According to fire officials, you have less than two minutes to escape a burning home for ultimate safety. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to get out in time. There were more than 3,000 deaths, including nearly 300 children less than 14 years of age from house fires in 2015 alone, according to U.S. […]

How to decide if Solar Panels are a Good Option for Your Home

So you want to eliminate your monthly electric bills and think solar panels are the way to go. Once an exclusive club belonging to the adventurous few, solar panel installations is heating up and this once cutting-edge technology has made its way into the mainstream. In 2016, more than 2,500 megawatts of residential photovoltaic (PV) systems were installed, the largest number of residential solar panel installations in […]

Top to Bottom Chimney Parts

To look at a chimney, you wouldn’t think there was much going on.  But there’s more than meets the eye.  Chimneys may look a little crude, but they’re pretty sophisticated devices, employing a number of physics and mathematical disciplines to do a single job: safely channel smoke from a fireplace to the outdoors. The reason it’s important to know a little about your chimney and its various parts is […]

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