Category: Fireplace

Wood Ashes In Your Fireplace: How to Remove Them

Wood Ashes In Your Fireplace: How to Remove Them

A wood-burning fireplace makes the bitter Nashville a little easier to tolerate. There is nothing quite like snuggling up in front of your fireplace and soaking up a bit of the warmth. However, fireplaces do require cleaning and maintenance to ensure their optimal performance. A by-product of burning wood is wood ashes, and these can […]

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Common Gas Fireplace Problems

Common Gas Fireplace Problems

Gas fireplaces are common in many modern homes. Many people opt for a gas fireplace because of their simple operation and clean burning. However, there are a number of common issues associated with gas fireplaces. Knowing the common gas fireplace problems will help you when deciding on a new fireplace, determining any necessary upgrades, or […]

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Gas Fireplace

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Gas Fireplace

Fireplaces are a top amenity among homeowners. Gas fireplaces, in particular, have become more popular nowadays.  They are safer and environmentally friendly. Below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of a gas fireplace that can help you determine whether they are right for you. Advantages of a Gas Fireplace Low maintenance A gas fireplace needs […]

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Beginners Guide to Gas Fireplace Maintenance

Beginners Guide to Gas Fireplace Maintenance

A gas fireplace is a lovely addition to any home. However, many people have no idea that just like wood-burning fireplaces, a gas fireplace needs maintenance too. With continuous usage, a gas fireplace gets dirty. To make sure that the gas fireplace functions properly, you should concentrate on gas log maintenance as well as the […]

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How to Inspect a Fireplace Chimney

How to Inspect a Fireplace Chimney

Inspecting and cleaning a fireplace chimney is a dirty job, but is also vital to its lifetime and longevity as a functional piece of your home. The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends that chimneys and fireplaces should be cleaned an an annual basis. Whether you choose to DIY-it, or hire a professional certified chimney […]

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How to safely start a fireplace fire

How to safely start a fireplace fire

It’s winter, and it’s cold, and there is nothing quite like a cozy fireplace-fire to enjoy with your friends, family and roommates. But lighting a fire in the fireplace is not something you want to regret, so we have outlined the safe way to go about starting a fire in your fireplace to bring the […]

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WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF WOOD TO BURN IN YOUR FIREPLACE?

WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF WOOD TO BURN IN YOUR FIREPLACE?

When it’s cold outside, there is nothing quite like the cozy feeling of warming yourself up by the fire. Having a fireplace in your living space gives you the opportunity to bring the outdoors in and to warm up a small area quickly. Many of us have a pile of firewood next to the exterior […]

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What Is a Chimney Fire?

What Is a Chimney Fire?

Your chimney and the flue that lines it adds architectural interest to your home, but its real function is to carry dangerous flue gases from your fireplace, wood stove or furnace safely out of your home.  As you relax in front of your fireplace, the last thing you are likely to be thinking about is […]

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Why Does My Chimney Smell?

Why Does My Chimney Smell?

Homeowners will occasionally call in inquiring about smells coming from their chimney. The chimney is designed and constructed to pull air up and out, however, there are a few common reasons you may be experiencing what industry professionals refer to as a drafting issue – when air is coming back in through the chimney. It […]

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5 Tips to Help Keep Your Fireplace and Chimney in Good Condition

5 Tips to Help Keep Your Fireplace and Chimney in Good Condition

A wood-burning fireplace is one of the nicest features of your home on a cold day. To ensure you can use your fireplace whenever you want, it’s important to maintain it and your chimney. Keeping up on your maintenance year-round will keep you from hitting any snags come the colder months of the year. Here […]

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