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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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Tesla Offers Powerwall, to Store Solar Energy for the Home

In April of 2015, Tesla introduced Powerwall, a home battery that offers a common sense approach to using solar energy. Powerwall offers the advantages of supplying solar power in the evenings and functioning as a backup electricity supply. Powerwall is a sensible new approach to help homeowners gain independence from the utility grid. Reserved, sold-out […]

Gas Burning Appliances are Popular Today

Imagine walking in the door of your home on a blizzardy wintry evening and lighting a fire in the hearth by remote control with the ability to choose a setting that would quickly warm up the room to a comfy temperature. This is just the type of convenience that has attracted many homeowners to gas burning appliances—from […]

Masonry vs. Factory-Built Fireplace

100 years ago, masonry fireplaces were the only option available for builders and homeowners. This is no longer true today. Whether you are building or remodeling, you have the option to decide between a traditional masonry fireplace or factory-built fireplace. Today’s factory built-fireplaces can emulate the look of an old style fireplace so convincingly that some […]

Comparing Wood Stoves and Fireplaces

If you have never compared wood burning stoves and fireplaces in person, stop by Burlington’s Fireplace & Heating. We have a wide selection of models that demonstrate the surprisingly large variety that is available today. You can compare and contrast them yourself with our selection of fireplace inserts which share some of the same advantages. […]

Top 5 Ways to Child & Pet Proof Your Fireplace

By taking these precautions you can continue to enjoy your fireplace while protecting your furry friends and little ones from potential harm. At Burlington Fireplace & Heating we carry a wide range of fireplace accessories to help make your fireplace baby proof and pet friendly. Our staff would be happy to give you suggestions and answer your questions. Remember that it is still […]

The Long-term Costs of Skipping a Fireplace, Stove or Chimney Inspection

Homeowners who neglect to have their chimneys inspected are often unaware of the hazardous conditions that could eventually cost them their health or their home. Using a fireplace or stove when the chimney is clogged by the buildup of soot and creosote, blocked by broken masonry or yard debris or in disrepair from the wear and tear of time could lead to expensive […]

How a Fireplace Insert Can Save You Money

You can see many wood, pellet and gas fireplace inserts in our huge, newly remodeled showroom. Maybe it’s time that you stopped letting heat go up your chimney and switched to a more efficient fireplace insert that can fit right into your existing fireplace opening. While fireplaces were originally used to heat homes, the heat output […]

Should You Have a Chimney Inspection Before Putting Your House on the Market?

When you are beginning the process of selling your house you should make sure to include a chimney inspection on your to do list if you have a fireplace or other fuel-burning appliance such as a wood burning stove or fireplace insert. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) actually requires a Level 2 chimney inspection before the transfer or sale of […]

8 Signs that Your Chimney May Need Repairs

If you think you may be spotting one or more of these warning signs at your home, please schedule a chimney inspection and take care of any necessary chimney repairs. Burlington Fireplace & Heating is equipped to diagnose and repair all chimney problems. We often take for granted the safety and structural integrity of our […]

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