Fireplace Information Blog

  1. 6 Chimney Tips for the Winter

    6 Chimney Tips for the Winter
    We at Fireside Chimney Supplies are experts of all things chimneys. With the fall well under way and Winter approaching it is important to take the proper steps to keep your chimney and fireplace running smoothly. A chimney that is not maintained can cause unnecessary health risks and even fires. Neglected chimneys accumulate creosote, a combustible byproduct of charred wood, along...
  2. Creative Ways to Spruce Up Your Chimney Before Winter

    The outside of the home gets so much love in the summer. Homeowners eager to enjoy the outdoors plant gardens, spruce up their home’s curb appeal and even update exterior trim or siding. As temperatures soar, this winter seems so far away. Let’s face it. When people think about chimneys and fireplaces, they think about winter. With last year’s record...
  3. 3 Reasons Why You Need a Chimney Liner

    3 Reasons Why You Need a Chimney Liner
    Chimney liners are a great addition to any fireplace but many people do not understand why they would need one. Are chimney liners necessary for safety and function or simply added for decoration? Are they required by your local building code? Exactly why would you need a chimney liner? Fireside Chimney Supply is here to answer those questions and more...
  4. Increase Energy Efficiency with Fireplace Inserts

    Increase Energy Efficiency with Fireplace Inserts
    The good news? Fireplaces are a top selling feature for many new homebuyers. In fact, real estate experts rank them among the top three features requested by homebuyers during their new home search. The bad news? With increasing awareness about energy efficiency, people are identifying fireplaces as a key source of energy consumption and waste, with estimates as high as...
  5. Show Your Home Some Summer Love with Chimney Pots

    The outside of the home gets so much love in the summer. Homeowners eager to enjoy the outdoors plant gardens, spruce up their home’s curb appeal and even update exterior trim or siding. As temperatures soar, this winter seems so far away. But, let’s face it. When people think about chimneys and fireplaces they think about winter. With last year’s...
  6. Chimneys and their history!

    Having a chimney can be vital in many, many, instances. I understand where they came from and their reasoning we have out put this together so our clients can be informed of all the optimized ways to utilize. During the Roman era, some houses were warmed with interior pipes laid under floors and within walls, and bakeries had flues that...
  7. Bird Proof Chimney Caps

    Letting a family of migratory birds, such as Chimney Swifts, inhabit chimneys may not be for everyone. But the good news is that it is very simple to prevent this with bird proof chimney caps. The only tricky part is you will have to install the cap while the birds are living down south. When a chimney professional comes over...
  8. The 2 Main Reasons to Have A Chimney Cap

    There has always been speculation about the necessity of having a chimney cap for chimneys. In all reality, having a chimney cap will help protect your chimney and your home from all different types of damages, which can be prevented by utilizing the chimney cap as soon as possible. Here we have listed 2 of the main reasons why we...
  9. Installing Inserts For Wood Stoves

    There’s a unique romance to a wooden stove that is unlike what home owner may feel for an oil or gas furnace. Some of the key factors that create that romance are the economic factors, the overall aesthetic, and the undeniable efficiency. When you have a wood stove, there’s a promise of a heating system that is independent and non-reliant on other local utilities. Plus, they create a cozy setting with great ease. Continue reading
  10. Troubleshooting A Chimney Draft Problem

    Troubleshooting A Chimney Draft Problem
    When you’re attempting to fix any problem, it helps to know a little bit about how the system you’re troubleshooting works. In terms of fixing a chimney, there are several confusing terms, some more technical than others. However, if there’s one thing you need to know about chimneys, it’s that even the simplest chimney draft problems can create an unhealthy and unforgiving living environment. Continue reading

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