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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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Tips to Keep Your Fireplace Running Efficiently

The only thing better in winter than the wonderful ambiance of crackling fires in a fireplace is when that fireplace also runs efficiently. No smoke goes into the home during fires because the chimney draft operates as it should. This is a nice scenario, but many people have a fireplace that does not work properly. […]

When Do You Need a Chimney Cap Replacement?

Sitting at the top of your fireplace, attached to the flue should be a chimney cap. Oddly enough, chimney caps are added on as an “accessory” even though they are an essential component of the entire chimney system. If you don’t have a chimney cap, you should get one asap. And for those who have […]

Chimney Sweeps vs DIY

A seemingly harmless article about do-it-yourself (DIY) chimney cleaning was posted online on Angie’s List. The nation’s leading fire safety experts recognized that the article could give homeowners a false sense of security that results in danger. Between the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the campaign to […]

Warm Up With Your Fireplace Safely this Fall

Cozying up to a warm fire is one of the best things about fall. There is a potential catch, however. A first seasonal fire often results in a dangerous home fire due to lack of chimney maintenance. Safety should always come first when using open flames for indoor heating. To help ensure fireplace safety, check […]

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 Fireplacesace 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 […]

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