Month: April 2017

Is Spring Really the Best Time to Sell a House?

Is Spring Really the Best Time to Sell a House?

General wisdom tells us that spring is the best time to sell a house. Logic seems to support this idea, particularly if you live in a climate with hot summers and cold winters (like Indiana). The warmer weather and longer days draw people out, increasing traffic to open houses. In addition, many people with children […]

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Wood Storage Tips

Wood Storage Tips

As warmer weather approaches, you may find yourself using your beautiful fireplace a little less frequently than you did during the chilly winter months. Although you will probably find yourself gathering around the hearth during brisk nights all year round (Indiana weather, am I right?), this is the time to start thinking about storing your […]

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Tips to Help You Ignite Your Pilot Light

Tips to Help You Ignite Your Pilot Light

Knowing how to ignite a pilot light is a skill you should have at the ready in your “Homeowner’s Tool Kit.” This is particularly true if you own a gas fireplace. Luckily, the steps for igniting your fireplace pilot light are simple and straightforward, and we have a few helpful troubleshooting tips for when it […]

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Heating Your Flue Before Lighting Your Fire

Heating Your Flue Before Lighting Your Fire

Top tip: You can’t have a fire with a cold flue. Or rather, you can, but that fire will probably be quite smoky and difficult to sustain — and no one wants that. In our previous blog on “How to Get a Good Fire Going”, we touched on the importance of prepping your flue before […]

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How to Get a Good Fire Going

How to Get a Good Fire Going

Although we’ve had some lovely glimpses of spring recently in Indianapolis, those warm sunny days are still being followed up by some bitter cold stretches. One moment it will be 70º degrees and sunny, and then suddenly it will drop down to a frigid 30º chill. Just when you think spring has finally sprung, winter […]

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