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Pellet Stoves Pt2

Pellet Stoves Pt2 – Installation & Operation Now that you’ve been introduced to pellet stoves in the first article of this 3-part series, we can now discuss installation & operation so you can get a generally understanding of how to care for your new pellet stove. Although similar in appearance to a wood-burning or gas Read more…

Pellet Stoves Pt 1

Pellet Stoves Pt 1 – Introduction Looking for a way to heat your home that is both reliable and economical? If so, you should consider a pellet stove. Although pellet stoves are relatively new to the heating appliance industry, they have gained a great reputation since they are not only an economical heat source, but Read more…

Decorating Ideas for your Fireplace in Off Seasons

Like an unheated swimming pool in winter, what exactly do you do with a fireplace in summertime? Part of the visual appeal of a fireplace is the promise of warmth it can provide when the weather is cold. It is possible, however, to decorate a fireplace in such a way that it becomes a cohesive Read more…

Contrasts Between Masonry & Factory-Built Fireplaces

A masonry fireplace and a factory-built fireplace both provide the same basic function of adding warmth, beauty, and the pleasure of a watching a fire at home. There are, however, some distinct differences between the two which are of significance to many homeowners, as shown below. Home Value The value of a home is increased Read more…

A Brief Look at the History of Chimney Sweeps

In the history of chimney sweeping, there isn’t a chapter that honestly resembles the depiction of the joyful sweep played by Dick Van Dyke in the classic movie Mary Poppins. Sadly, for centuries chimney sweeping was not an enviable or safe profession, though it was always very much needed. Honorable chimney sweeps of today are Read more…

Top 5 Reasons to Consider a Fireplace Insert

One of the biggest changes which has become evident in modern times is an increase in environmental awareness, a movement which has led many homeowners in the Upper Midwest to have fireplace inserts installed. There are several benefits to using fireplace inserts, which is why we recommend these energy-saving appliances to customers throughout our service Read more…

Why White Staining on the Chimney Means Trouble

Have you ever noticed white stains on chimneys — perhaps on your own? Many of our chimney service calls from Madison, WI, to Galena, IL, and Dubuque, IA, involve problems caused by moisture; and stains on a chimney are a sign that moisture is permeating the masonry. The residue which causes the staining is called Read more…

Is that a Federally Protected Bird Chirping in your Chimney?

If you ever see bat-like creatures rapidly circling your home, it’s possible you are seeing chimney swifts.  These tiny birds are federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and their favorite place to make a nest is in your chimney.  Well, an old factory smoke stack may be ever more preferred.  But if you Read more…

Heat your Home the Eco-Friendly Way: With a Wood-Burning Stove

If you have been looking for a good way to help save the environment, look no further than using a wood stove as a heat source in winter. While a wood stove may seem like a throwback to colonial times, today’s wood-burning stoves are actually modern marvels. You can enjoy the never-outdated pleasure of watching a Read more…

5 Answers to the Question: Why Does my Fireplace Stink?

There is much to enjoy about a fireplace, and for some people it’s the fragrance of certain types of logs as they burn.  There are times, however, when the smells coming from a fireplace are unwelcome and downright unpleasant.   When a professional chimney technician cleans and inspects your chimney, most of the issues which cause Read more…

 

 

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