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The Difference Between Wood Fireplaces and Wood Stoves?

We all know they look the same and both burn wood logs, but in what ways do wood fireplaces and wood stoves differ?  Actually there are a number of ways.  Here are some of them, which you can keep in mind if you’re looking to purchase either type of appliance. Heat Modern wood stoves are highly efficient and bring a lot Read more…

Nine Things You Should Never Burn in Your Fireplace

When you were growing up you probably heard the age-old admonition, “Don’t play with fire!” Turns out, adults oftentimes need to be reminded of the same thing. Who hasn’t seen or heard of a friend suffering burns from careless use of a barbeque or bonfire – such as pouring on copious amounts of flammable liquids? The fireplace in your home is certainly no place Read more…

Room Makeover with a Fireplace Mantel & Surround

A fireplace without a mantel and surround is like a cake without icing.  Fortunately, if you have a “bare” fireplace, or just don’t like what’s there now, it’s very easy to make over a room by changing the fireplace mantel and surround.  Here are some tips. The mantel A mantel, which connects with the wall above the fireplace, serves not only as a Read more…

The Advantages of Gas Fireplace Inserts

Are you looking for an efficient supplemental heating option?  Is zone heating important?  What about the environment, home décor and convenience?  If you answered yes to any or all, you need to consider a new gas fireplace insert. What is a gas fireplace insert? As the name implies, an insert is a pre-made product that Read more…

Replacing Older Prefabricated Fireplaces

“Nothing lasts forever” is a saying that applies to basically everything, including prefabricated fireplaces. Yet people are often surprised to learn that their current prefab has reached the end of the line and needs to be replaced. In these cases, it’s important to remember that there’s a big difference between the traditional brick-and-mortar fireplaces and Read more…

Wondering “Why is My Chimney Leaning?”

Have you been compelled to make an online search for an answer to the question, “Why is my chimney leaning?” If so, we have some answers for you. The first thing you need to know is that whatever the cause, a tilting chimney can be very dangerous. In addition, whatever expenses are already necessary to Read more…

Why Is Firebox Cleaning an Important Part of Chimney Service?

Regular cleaning is a normal part of running a wood fireplace. This includes cleaning up debris that fell off wood as it was being carried in, ashes in the hearth area and the surfaces of the firebox. Sweeping up ashes and wood fragments is simple enough, but take care when going inside the fireplace. Cleaning Read more…

Tips for a Clean, Safe, & Well-Maintained Fireplace This Winter

Who doesn’t enjoy warming up to cozy flames indoors when the weather is nippy outdoors? A fireplace is a pleasure in winter but safety depends upon proper maintenance. Things can go wrong anytime there are open flames inside a home. For example, if a chimney isn’t cleaned routinely, a fire in the fireplace could easily Read more…

Is Your Money Going Up the Chimney? How to Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

Not all fireplaces are created equal, and not all uses of a fireplace produce the same results.  To get the most out of your fireplace, it’s important to first determine if it’s supposed to be a nice household accent, an appliance that produces primarily visual appeal, or if it’s going to function as a supplemental Read more…

National Fire Prevention Week 2016 Focuses on Smoke Alarm Safety

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sponsors National Fire Prevention Week each year. In 2016, the theme is “Don’t wait – Check the Date!” For the third straight year, the focus of NFPW is on smoke alarm safety. The general public has many misconceptions about smoke alarms, according to a major survey on fire safety, Read more…

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