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What Fireplace is Best for Your Home

What Fireplace is Best for Your Home

What fireplace is best for your home. With so many options out there for fireplaces, choosing the best one for your home can be difficult. The three main options that are out there are wood-burning, electric, and gas fireplaces. There are a lot of differences between them and the best option will depend on your […]

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Is Your Chimney Safe For Santa?

Is Your Chimney Safe For Santa?

Is your chimney safe for Santa? As the big day draws near, the importance of keeping your chimney safe for Santa’s arrival is only growing. While there are always risks to traveling down the chimney, there are things we can do to improve safety for Santa. Some ways that we can help to keep our […]

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How Can I Tell If My Chimney Needs Cleaning?

How Can I Tell If My Chimney Needs Cleaning?

How can I tell If my chimney needs cleaning? Chimney cleaning is a necessary part of maintaining a home and fireplace. A properly cleaned chimney will last longer and provide a much more enjoyable experience when being used all winter. Not only is it important for the health of the fireplace, but it also has […]

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Can You Put a Fireplace Insert in An Existing Fireplace?

Can You Put a Fireplace Insert in An Existing Fireplace?

Can you put a fireplace insert in an existing fireplace? Open-air, wood-burning fireplaces have been the traditional choice but they are far from perfect. While some enjoy having an actual log burning in the fireplace, gas and electric fireplace inserts can be more efficient on both energy and space. In addition to being more efficient, […]

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How Do I Know If My Top Mount Damper is Open?

How Do I Know If My Top Mount Damper is Open?

How do I know If my top mount damper is open? Whether it’s warming up on cold days or staying up for long nights, the fireplace is the pride of the house. As the colder season comes more and more upon us, homeowners are once again clearing off their hearths and getting the fireplace back […]

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Chimney Chase Covers: Copper or Steel?

Chimney Chase Covers: Copper or Steel?

Chimney chase covers: copper or steel? All homes that are fitted with a prefab chimney or brick chimney should have a chase cover. Chase covers sit on top of the chimney as an external covering, providing protection against leaks and water damage.  While these can often be made of aluminum or other weaker metals, we […]

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How to Identify a Qualified Chimney Sweep

How to Identify a Qualified Chimney Sweep

How to identify a qualified chimney sweep. Maintaining the chimney and fireplace in your home is an important step to take to protect yourself and your family from incidents such as accidental fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. However, it is not always easy to find a qualified chimney sweep who you know you can trust […]

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The Importance of Smoke Chamber Parging

The Importance of Smoke Chamber Parging

The importance of smoke chamber parging. One important area of your fireplace that you may not think about very often is the smoke chamber. The smoke chamber sits just above the fireplace damper and is an open area where the fireplace first starts to channel smoke and other gases upward and out of the chimney. […]

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The Pros and Cons of Chimney Installation

The Pros and Cons of Chimney Installation

The pros and cons of chimney installation. Some people wonder whether it’s a good idea to install a chimney in their home. If you’ve always dreamt of having and operating a fireplace or wood stove, then the choice to build a chimney seems straightforward. But it may not be that simple.  A properly installed and […]

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Is a Chimney Sweep Necessary for Winter?

Is a Chimney Sweep Necessary for Winter?

Is a chimney sweep necessary for winter? Most people start lighting their fireplaces as the weather gets chilly. Who doesn’t enjoy snuggling by a roaring fire on a cold, dreary night? A fireplace can be a functional space that creates a warm, pleasant atmosphere in your home. But without proper maintenance, it can be hazardous […]

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