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A Few Fabulous Ways to Upgrade your Fireplace

When it’s cold outside, a fireplace might have high value for the cozy ambiance it brings or it may cause frustration for the minimal heat it provides. During the rest of the year, a fireplace’s structural flaws or outdated appearance may become apparent. It’s possible, however, to enjoy your fireplace year-round by boosting its eye […]

Why Does My Fireplace Have Drafting Problems?

If your chimney draft isn’t working right, it’s important to find out what’s causing the problem. Combustion smoke is dangerously toxic and yet one of the most common reasons homeowners contact chimney sweeps is because of a smoky fireplace. The following information could help you figure out why your fireplace has drafting problems. Ultimately, if […]

5 Simple Ways to Get More Heat Out of Your Fireplace

There is something about a wood-burning fireplace that brings families and friends closer together. But as is the case with traditional fireplaces, they are more about aesthetics than function. They aren’t an efficient source of heat. Most of the heat is lost through the chimney along with smoke, soot, and exhaust. But it doesn’t have […]

Signs Your Chimney Is Failing

With the recent official arrival of winter, chimneys everywhere are being used for the first time in a while. It may seem the most natural of things, but it can be risky to light a fireplace when the chimney hasn’t been professionally maintained. Chimney components often fail. Obstructions in a chimney are common, too. If […]

How to Fix a Gas Fireplace That Keeps Going Out

After months of looking forward to firing up their gas fireplace in winter, homeowners sometimes discover their heating appliance won’t light! It’s frustrating and can also be an ill-timed repair cost, in which case a bit of troubleshooting is called for. Gas problems often require the attention of experts, such as NFI-certified chimney experts. If […]

It’s Time to Upgrade Your Fireplace!

If your fireplace is outdated, unsightly, or smoky, you can have a fireplace upgrade that ushers it into the 21st century. The changes you make can transform your fireplace into an efficient heat source and an eye-pleasing centerpiece in your home. You may be surprised to learn about the many possibilities available to you today […]

Never burn These Things in Your Fireplace Or WoodStove

The weather this fall has already been plenty cold enough to enjoy fires in your fireplace or woodstove. Be sure everyone in the household knows what should and shouldn’t be added to the flames. It can seem harmless to toss certain flammable items onto a fire, but it’s actually only safe to burn seasoned firewood. […]

What Signs to Look for in a Damaged Chimney

Sitting near a crackling fire in your fireplace can put you at ease and help melt stress away. Just don’t forget there’s a chimney involved in the activity! Brick masonry chimneys are highly vulnerable to moisture damage, and it’s because bricks can operate like sponges that soak up moisture. The way chimney stacks are built […]

The Best Firewood for Clean-Burning, Long-Lasting Fires

Did you know you can modify the fires in your wood-burning fireplace, heating stove, or firepit? All it takes is being selective about firewood. It’s possible you could enjoy your fireplace more than ever by choosing the firewood that produces the results you want. If the environment is your biggest concern, you can even ensure […]

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 […]

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