Fireplace Information Blog

  1. Everything You Need to Know About Chimneys

    Whether you have a wood burning stove, furnace, or fireplace, there's no way it can function without a chimney. Your chimney is essentially the engine that drives your wood heating system, the heat being the fuel. The more fuel you give the engine, the more powerful it becomes and when you compare that to how fireplaces work, the more heat, the greater the draft.

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  2. Using the Fireplace to Cool Your Home

    Think your fireplace can only be used to heat your home during the winter? Think again, because you can use your fireplace and chimney system to cool your home during the hot summer months as well. Believe it or not (we'd believe it), using your chimney to cool your home is a great way to green up your lifestyle and you'll save a ton on money on your electric bill since you won't need to have your air conditioning on 24/7.

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  3. 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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  4. How to Remodel Your Fireplace

    Everyone enjoys having a fireplace in their home, especially if they've spent years upon years in apartments that didn't have that luxury installation. However, you want your fireplace to look like more than a hole in the wall surrounded by nothing but brick. If you have a fireplace in your home, it's the most commanding element, regardless of the room it's in, therefore you want it to be easy on the eyes rather than looking like an unlit cave.

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  5. Benefits of Having a Fireplace in Your Home

    When looking for a new home, many buyers lean more towards those that come equipped with a fireplace because not only does it add a sense of comfort to the house, but it also adds an architectural element to both the interior, and exterior. There are several benefits that go beyond the aforementioned as to why having a home with a fireplace is a good investment, and that's aside from being relatively easy to maintain.

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  6. 5 Questions to Ask When Getting a New Chimney Liner

    While a majority of homes today have gas fireplaces, some still require the old fashioned chimney liner kit. For those homeowners who have a legitimate wood burning fireplace, keeping it clean is crucial for prevent fires or any toxic fumes from entering the home. When you look at the construction of a chimney, the liner may not seem like an important aspect, but it's one of the most important.

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  7. What Goes Into Installing a Chimney Liner Kit?

    If your chimney flue is damaged, deteriorated, or inefficient in any way, the only option you really have is to install a new stainless steel chimney liner. The installation of a new chimney liner can be done with household tools if you're someone who's handy around the house, and you'll also need to invest in a chimney liner kit. If you frequently use your chimney, keeping a safe liner is something you'll definitely want to do. This way, you're preventing carbon monoxide from leaking into your home and lowering your chances of a chimney fire. Plus, a majority of chimney liners come with a lifetime warranty.

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  8. What to Know About Your Chimney Liner with Facts

    After installing their liner kit, many homeowners don't consider the idea of having their chimney regularly cleaned or checked for maintenance purposes. Well, if you're one of those homeowners, that's not good and you should call a chimney sweep immediately, but we digress. Of course, having a home with a beautiful rustic fireplace that you can light during the winter is a beautiful thing to have, but that's only if you take care of it - otherwise plenty of problems ensue.

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  9. Installing Common Chimney Parts

    With the chimney being one of the most neglected areas of the home, it's crucial for homeowners to understand the necessary maintenance so it functions properly and safely. The problem with chimney systems being neglected is that many homeowners don't understand what a complex system it has become over the years.

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  10. Do It Yourself: Wood Burning Stove Installation

    Have you always dreamed of having a home filled with the warmth of a wood burning stove? If so, Fireside Chimney can help you achieve that goal before winter arrives. Let’s first assess our materials and costs for this home-making project.

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