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Step-by-Step Directions on How To Use a Fireplace

As much as a fireplace is something almost always universally enjoyed in cold weather, getting a fire started is an unfamiliar undertaking for most people. A wood-burning fireplaces has the best aesthetics, but there are a few things you need to know to enjoy crackling fires that provide warmth for your home. The following is […]

Why Fireplace Safety and Chimney Cleaning Matter

Many household features can be taken for granted without threat to family safety, but your fireplace and chimney aren’t among them. More things can go wrong with a chimney than many homeowners realize. Consequently, thousands of chimney-related fires and other dangers occur each year due to lack of chimney maintenance. Wood-burning fireplaces create wonderful ambiance […]

Tips on Choosing between a Gas vs a Wood Fireplace

Modern factory-made gas and wood fireplaces are terrific investments. Unlike open masonry fireplaces that lose a minimum of 90% of the heat up the chimney, prefab gas and wood fireplaces are excellent sources of supplemental heat. You can cut winter utility costs, whether you choose a gas fireplace or one that burns wood. There are […]

We Can Protect Your Chimney Against Summer Storms!

Summer storms can damage your chimney as severely as harsh winter weather. Heavy rainfall alone can cause a wide range of issues if it gets into your chimney system. Rain is dangerous to your chimney because moisture is the root cause of most chimney problems. Water damage can easily spread to other areas of your […]

4 Tips for Buying a Wood-Burning Fire Pit

There’s something about outdoor wood fires that changes the atmosphere and the mood of a gathering with friends and family. In the same backyard setting, the likelihood of people being compelled to visit frequently at night is greatly increased if there is a wood-burning fire pit. A fire brings more than heat for the body—somehow […]

7 Facts About Solar Energy That Might Surprise You

You probably know a little about solar energy such as that it derives its energy from the sun and that solar panels most often are installed in an array on people’s roofs. These are only a few of the many facts about this amazing, fast-growing form of energy. Here are seven more solar facts, some […]

Prepare for a Summer with Outdoor Recreational Fires

Summer’s long evenings are ideal for cookouts and campfires with friends and family. An outdoor fireplace creates an intimate atmosphere for a romantic evening with your partner and a cozy setting for a dinner party. A firepit is ideal for block parties and family get-togethers. Nothing beats the flavor of food cooked over open flames. […]

Backyard Recreational Fires – Safety & Info

A fire-burning campout experience in the backyard is a great way to enjoy being under the stars. Safe backyard recreational fires are possible when you have a firepit. Even with quality recreational fire appliances, however, a fun outdoor wood fire can quickly become a mild-to-dreadful disaster. To ensure safety, there are precautions to take, especially […]

Solar Panel Innovation: What’s New in 2019

As solar energy continues its expansion through America and the rest of the world, new innovations that enhance the solar experience continue rolling out. This year will see several cutting-edge advances in the areas of solar panel aesthetics and product improvements. Frameless panels The frames in which solar panels sit are considered by many homeowners […]

Identifying Chimney Discoloration

Unattractive discoloration on your chimney isn’t just an eyesore. It may be the symptom of a serious chimney issue. If it is, you will need to address the underlying problem to restore your chimney. Ignoring the root cause could lead to expensive repairs or dangerous risks. Different issues cause different types of discoloration. We have […]

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