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Why is Cold Air Coming in from My Fireplace?

Your hearth may be the best architectural feature in your home, but have you noticed cold air coming in through your fireplace when it isn’t in use? It’s common for as much as 8% of home heating to escape through the chimneys of traditional masonry fireplaces. By stopping the flow of air through the chimney Read more…

Unsafe Drafting: What Chimney Pros Want You to Know

When your chimney operates properly, a draft is created that supports proper combustion and draws hot exhaust gases up, expelling them safely from your home. Hot air rises because it has less density than cold air. Oftentimes, chimneys do not draft properly, resulting in a smoky fireplace. Combustion gases are toxic and can cause respiratory Read more…

5 Benefits of Beautiful Glass Fireplace Doors

Do you have a masonry fireplace? If so, maybe you’ve had problems with sparks flying out of it into the room or warm air leaving your home and going up the chimney. These and several other problems are easily solved by adding a set of handsome glass doors to your fireplace. Glass fireplace doors Aside Read more…

Prepare Your Fireplace For Winter

Tips on Winter Chimney & Fireplace Preparation The best fireplaces and chimneys are ones that are safe. And the safe ones get that way through timely inspection, maintenance, repair and cleaning. Here are some winter fireplace preparation tips to make sure your fireplace runs safely and efficiently all through the cold season. Fireplace/chimney inspection Nationally Read more…

3 Steps to Ensure Your Chimney is Santa-Claus-Friendly

Is your chimney ready for the arrival of old St. Nick? A clean and clear chimney may be as important to Santa Claus as homemade sugar cookies and milk. With the following three steps, you will ensure a Santa-Claus-friendly chimney and also help to protect your home and family from potential danger. Chimney Cleaning Chimney Read more…

Things You Should Never Burn In Your Fireplace or Woodstove

When using your fireplace or woodstove, it’s essential to think about fire prevention. Every year there are thousands of house fires resulting in hundreds of injuries and even some deaths. And most of them were preventable. When you’re having trouble lighting a fire or keeping it going in the fireplace, it may be tempting to Read more…

How To Heat Your House Using Your Fireplace or Stove

It takes four times more energy to heat homes than to cool them, according to recent research analysis. This may explain why so many people in Wisconsin look for strategies to cut heating costs. A good question to ask is whether your fireplace or stove can heat your home. Yes, modern solid fuel appliances can Read more…

What to Do if You’ve Had a Chimney Fire

Chimney fires are more common than you might think. This is because many of them aren’t “full-on” fires that send blazes out the top of the chimney and set fire to the home. But even small chimney fires that start and go out on their own can begin a cycle of damage to your chimney. Read more…

5 Accessories Every Fireplace Should Have

Accentuating your fireplace is an exciting way to add a warm and charming ambiance to your living space. Fireplace accessories are not only decorative but are also necessary tools to manage and control a wood-burning fire. Uplift your fireplace experience with these must-have accessories. Fireplace Tool Set A set of fireplace tools will allow you Read more…

Know Your Chimney System

Frustration with smoky, sluggish fires in the fireplace is common among homeowners who are unfamiliar with their heating system. Proper operation depends on all fireplace and chimney components working as they are supposed to. Optimizing the safety and performance of your fireplace is easier when you know your chimney system and how it functions. Understanding Read more…

 

 

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