Category: Fireplace

Burning Trash and Paper in Your Fireplace: Is it Safe?

Burning Trash and Paper in Your Fireplace: Is it Safe?

Fireplaces add a comfortable and fashionable touch to any Indianapolis home. Your fireplace is the centerpiece for family gatherings and cozy nights, and will help keep your home toasty warm throughout the winter. Safe fireplace operation is critical for the health of your fireplace, home, and family. It may be incredibly tempting to simply toss […]

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How to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel This Fall

How to Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel This Fall

November poses a difficult problem for homeowners who love to decorate: it’s too late for Halloween and too early for the winter holidays. Fortunately, there are tons of ways you can decorate your fireplace mantel this fall that are easy, beautiful and won’t break the bank! Here are 10 ideas to get you started: 1) […]

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5 Fireplace Safety Tips for National Fireplace Month

5 Fireplace Safety Tips for National Fireplace Month

Summer is over and fall is bringing cooler weather which means that fire season is right around the corner. And while there’s something warm and charming about chestnuts roasting by an open fire, the reality can be far more dangerous if you don’t take the right precautions. Every year, there are nearly 375,000 house fires […]

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8 Things You Should Never Burn in Your Fireplace

8 Things You Should Never Burn in Your Fireplace

Thanks to modern-day technology, most homeowners no longer have to light a fire to stay warm during the colder winter months. Even so, nothing quite beats cozying up next to a crackling fire. Since you’ve been a responsible homeowner and kept up with your annual chimney inspections, now that the temperature outside has started to […]

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6 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Gas Fireplace

6 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Gas Fireplace

Put the word out on the street that you hope to install one, and you will come to quickly realize that gas fireplace installation is all the rage in these modern, eco-friendly times. Because they burn cleaner, require less maintenance, and don’t utilize wooden logs (which is sure to disappoint the children), many new homes constructed with […]

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Can I Install a Gas Fireplace Into Existing Chimney?

Can I Install a Gas Fireplace Into Existing Chimney?

Yes, you can easily add a gas fireplace insert into your existing chimney. In fact, a fireplace insert is an appliance designed to fit into an existing fireplace. Inserts are usually cut in various sizes to suit your preferences and needs. However, before you spend thousands of dollars on an insert, evaluate the pros and […]

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Give Your Fireplace a Spring Facelift

Give Your Fireplace a Spring Facelift

After years of searing-hot blazes, fireplace mortar can crack, crumble, and fall out. Gaping mortar joints are not only unattractive, but they leave the bricks more vulnerable to damage. So as you continue to enjoy this wood-burning season, examine the condition of the mortar, chimney interior, and overall aesthetic of your fireplace. Fireplaces are one […]

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What are Common Gas Fireplace Problems?

What are Common Gas Fireplace Problems?

A gas fireplace provides the most convenient way to enjoy the flickering flames of a fire. No need to chop or haul firewood; simply flip a switch or light a match to get the appliance started. Their aesthetic and convenience are hard to beat, and it’s no surprise that even older vintage homes are upgrading […]

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Proper Gas Fireplace Maintenance

Proper Gas Fireplace Maintenance

Wood is good, but you can’t beat the ease of a fire that lights with the push of a button. However, it’s important to pay attention to things such as gas log maintenance and gas fireplace maintenance. Both are extremely important in ensuring your fireplace continues to work as it should. Here we outline some […]

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How to Weatherproof a Fireplace

How to Weatherproof a Fireplace

We understand the comfort of sitting in front of the fireplace while the warmth surrounds the room. The problem is that a big percentage (some say up to 90%) of that warmth is distributed inefficiently in the room and home causing you to lose a lot of that heat that is being generated. That is why […]

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