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Is Buying a Used Fireplace or Stove a Good Idea?

What Aesop said about frugality still holds true: “It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.” Such a wise attitude may lead you to consider buying a used fireplace or stove. Since these are solid fuel appliances, it’s essential to find out whether it’s safe to go with a used heating system. […] Read more

How to Extend the Life of Your Wood Stove

Modern wood stoves are highly efficient and will help you cut heating costs in winter. You can enjoy the investment you made in a wood stove much longer if you give the appliance needed care and attention. It’s the same as with other household appliances. The better you maintain it, the better it will serve you. […] Read more

What to Look for When Hiring a Chimney Sweep

If you have a fireplace or wood stove at home, chimney cleaning is crucial to eliminate soot, creosote, and debris that buildup over time. But a chimney sweep does much more than ensure that the flue is clean, working correctly and safe from fire accidents. They also inspect the chimney and its internal components, helping […] Read more

Tips to Give Your Fireplace a Summertime Makeover

The only thing some folks miss about winter months is the ambiance created by a fireplace. Minus the crackling fire and the pleasant aroma of wood, everyone knows a fireplace doesn’t have the same charm. With a fresh fireplace summer makeover, however, you can enjoy your home’s most stunning architectural feature year-around. There are many […] Read more

Do Unused Chimneys Need Ventilation?

A chimney is vulnerable to moisture, whether or not the heating appliance it’s connected to is in operation. If you’re going to retire your chimney, air flow is needed, along with ongoing efforts to protect it from moisture intrusion. Annual chimney inspections are recommended even for a retired chimney because certified chimney sweeps have the […] Read more

Electric Fireplace Heaters – Are They Effective?

Available fireplaces for your home aren’t just masonry, gas-fueled, or wood-burning appliances anymore. Electric fireplaces have claimed a spot among the efficient heating appliances that provide the beloved ambiance of a fire. Advancements in technology have had an impact on heating appliances across the board, and that includes electric fireplaces. Below are answers to questions […] Read more

Will my Gas Fireplace Run Smooth Without Annual Inspections?

You may think fondly of your gas fireplace and not just because of treasured memories enjoying fires with loved ones. A gas fireplace is an incredible convenience! It turns on effortlessly, provides instant heat, and shuts off at your command. While all of these things are true, it’s important to realize that scheduling annual inspections […] Read more

Why You Should Have Your Chimney Relined

While the blazing fire inside the fireplace is keeping your family warm, temperatures inside the chimney can be as hot as a brick oven. The high heat exerts a lot of pressure on the internal components of the chimney including the flue liner. Fire Safety The liner is designed to contain the heat to prevent […] Read more

6 Steps to Close a Fireplace for Spring & Summer

After enjoying cozy fires all winter, it’s time to close your fireplace for spring and summer. Spring cleaning won’t be complete if your fireplace is still occupied by burned logs and the flue has excess creosote deposits. If you have a gas fireplace, you may be wondering whether to turn the pilot light off. Below are some tips from the pros on how to […] Read more

Intriguing Firewood Storage Ideas that Look Good All Year Round

If you are looking for a way to upgrade your fireplace as a focal point, you may want to upgrade indoor firewood storage. The natural beauty of cut wood brings an outdoorsy feel to the home, and some of the options for displaying firewood add a touch of elegance, as well. Indoor firewood storage can be creative, artistic, and unforgettably intriguing. The following […] Read more

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