fireplace maintenance

  1. The Benefits of a Chimney Cap

    The Benefits of a Chimney Cap

    Proper maintenance of your fireplace is incredibly important.  The best way to prevent needing constant maintenance is by investing in the right accessories from the offset.  Not only can chimney caps be a fun way to express your design preferences, but they have several technical benefits to ensure that your fireplace is long-lasting and free of damage.  Here, we’re going to outline a couple of the reasons why investing in a chimney cap is so beneficial for the health of your fireplace.

    Prevents Blockages

    Keeping your chimney clear is very important for the safe and proper escape of air from your fireplace.  If there is a blockage that prevents air from escaping, that air has to go somew

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  2. Why You Need A Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

    Why You Need A Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

    We advise everybody to invest in a chimney liner, but does it matter what type?  Yes!  As with any product, the better and more reliable the material is the better, and there are certainly varying degrees to which you can count on a chimney liner to do its job depending on what material yours is made of.  Stainless steel is heralded as a strong, stain-resistant material, and its benefits certainly extend to your chimney liner.

    What is a Chimney Liner?

    A chimney liner, or flue lining, is a lining for your chimney that aids in the filtering out of particulates, as well as serving to protect the sides of your chimney from heat and corrosion.  Not only is having a chimney liner highly recommended, but

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  3. Tips for Maintaining Your Fireplace

    Tips for Maintaining Your Fireplace

    Because it isn’t a delicate or fragile item, we don’t often think about the ways in which we need to take care of our fireplace.  We assume that because a fireplace is able to withstand the heat of a fire, it means that it isn’t in need of maintenance, and that just isn’t true.  Maintaining your fireplace, like maintaining any part of your home, is necessary to avoid unexpected and unforeseen repair costs.  Here are some tips so that you can avoid frequent fireplace repair.

    Keep An Eye On Your Damper

    We’ve talked before about the purpose of a chimney damper, but we’ll go over it quickly here.  A chimney damper serves to control the amount of air that can flow in and out of your fireplace.

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  4. How to Heat A Home with A Fireplace and Chimney Liner

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    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. However, it is important to be sure that it is legal to cut down trees in the area.

    Whether bought at the local grocery store or chopped down in the local woods, firewood is able to heat a home when the proper methods are used. Even gas fireplaces are able to heat a home when a couple measures are taken to ensure that more heat is staying in the home than

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  5. Comparing Different Types of Fireplaces

    Everyone loves to have a fireplace in their home. Whether it's to add that extra bit of warmth to your home during the holidays (literally and figuratively), or simply for aesthetics, a home will always benefit from having some type of fireplace installed. When you venture into an older home, you'll see a different type of fireplace than you would in a current model home, but the only main difference is the maintenance.

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