Category: Fireplace

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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Understanding Your Fireplace Damper

Understanding Your Fireplace Damper

If you’ve ever filled your house with smoke just after starting a roaring fire, then you’ve probably wondered how a fireplace damper works. Unfortunately, a house full of smoke is a common signal that the damper has not been properly adjusted for fireplace use. What is a fireplace damper? Think of a chimney damper like […]

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How to Safely Remove Wood Ashes From Your Fireplace

How to Safely Remove Wood Ashes From Your Fireplace

The burning of solid fuels in your stove, fireplace or insert, be it wood, coal or pellets, will inevitably leave behind ashes that need to be removed, regardless of how efficiently your particular unit burns. These remaining ashes must be removed periodically to prevent them from harming both the performance and durability of your unit. […]

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How Much Does Fireplace Repair Cost?

How Much Does Fireplace Repair Cost?

Want to make sure your chimney and fireplace are in safe, working order for the winter? Call 317-500-1250 or visit our website us to schedule an assessment so you can keep your home warm all winter long!

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What NOT to Burn in Your Fireplace

What NOT to Burn in Your Fireplace

The key to a roaring fire and a healthy chimney system is using the right fuel. In a recent blog post, we discussed which types of wood serve as the best fuel for your fire. In this post, however, we will be exploring the opposite end of the spectrum: what NOT to burn in your […]

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