Fireplace Information Blog

  1. Do I Need A Chimney Cap?

    Do I Need A Chimney Cap?
      A chimney cap fits over the top of your chimney and prevents water from running down your chimney and into your stove, fireplace, and home. It is most important in climates that experience significant rainfall, but even those in drier areas should use one. Here are some of the advantages of a chimney cap. Prevents Bird Nests And Animals...
  2. How to Avoid Having Chimney Fires

    Recently, a fire occurred inside the wall of a chimney in a trailer where a chimney liner was not installed. Having proper chimney supplies like a chimney liner is critical because it prevents residue from the fire from building up within the chimney and starting a fire, which is dangerous. There are a number of ways to prevent chimney fires...
  3. Types Of Fireplace Supplies You Need To Keep Fire Going

    Types Of Fireplace Supplies You Need To Keep Fire Going
    As the owner of a fireplace, you’ve probably spent more time than you would like trying to manage and maintain the perfect fire. Turn your back on a wood-burning fireplace for just a few minutes, and that flame may dwindle away before you know it. There are plenty of ways to fix that problem, as well as any other issues...
  4. What is A Chimney Chase Cover?

    There are many accessories that are able to improve the efficiency or overall look of both a fireplace and chimney. The chimney inserts that are used to improve the inside of chimneys and lengthen their life span are a great way to improve the quality of a chimney. Another thing chimneys need from time to time is the chimney chase...
  5. How Wood Burns In the Fireplace

    The fire is one of the most important sites of a home during the winter months. Many homeowners are realizing the benefits of utilizing a fire and some are even using their fireplace instead of their heating unit to heat the home during the colder winter months. But those with a fireplace aren’t always aware of what kind of wood...
  6. How to Heat A Home with A Fireplace and Chimney Liner

    Many homeowners are wondering this winter how to heat a home during the wintertime using their fireplace. It is really an energy-saving option when it can be done efficiently. In a previous post it was discussed what kinds of wood are good for burning, and many areas of North America are plentiful with forested areas that are full of trees...
  7. 3 Fun Fireside Winter Drink Ideas

    We’re getting excited, because it’s now the time of year that fires aren’t just enjoyable – they are necessary! Many times they are an essential component of a home during the winter time. During a recent stay in North Carolina, my friend told me that he uses his fireplace to heat his home during the entire winter! We spent some...
  8. Chimney Pots: See What You've Been Missing

    Chimney Pots: See What You've Been Missing
    Via The Ledger Independent  Chimney pots date back to the 13th century, and are typically associated with England.  However, there is research that shows they were used in the Roman Empire, India and Australia. Chimney Pots The purpose of a chimney pot was quite simple and ingenious:  they were used to extend the chimney in order to improve the draft...
  9. Your First Fireplace, Chimney, and Chimney Cover

    Who doesn’t love sitting by a warm fireplace all bundled up when it’s below freezing outside?  If you’re going to be using your fireplace, chimney, and chimney cover for the first time in your home, you should take a look at these safety precautions before getting toasty by lighting the fire. Safety Precautions for Your Fireplace and Chimney   Inspection...
  10. DIY Fireplace Fragrance Bombs

    DIY Fireplace Fragrance Bombs
    The Fall weather is fast approaching and the cozy spirit of Autumn is making its way into our homes. There’s nothing better than a change of scenery to invigorate the senses and liven things up a little. If you’re fortunate enough to have a chimney or fireplace in your home, you know how the sounds of a crackling fire can...

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