26 Nov 2013
Creosote buildup is an unfortunate part of having a wood burning stove or fireplace. You cannot completely avoid creosote buildup but you can take steps to minimize it. The first and easiest step to take is to pay attention to what kind of wood you are burning. Burning the right kind of firewood, and making sure your firewood is seasoned properly will make a huge difference. Seasoned, dry wood will burn cleaner and hotter, minimizing the buildup of creosote in your chimney.
14 Nov 2013
You already know the many benefits a wood burning fireplace or woodstove can add to your home. They produce a thick, warm heat that only wood can produce. They also save you a tremendous amount of money on your heating bills. But, as wonderful as they are, they do come with a fair amount of work and maintenance to keep them going as they should. They can also, at times, be a bit messy.  Luckily there are many fireplace and hearth accessories and tools right here at to make these problems disappear.
6 Nov 2013
If you have cold areas in your home that just are not reached by your central heating system you may be thinking about adding some supplemental heat to help out with this problem. There is nothing worse than spending the winter months never being warm and comfortable in your own home. You may also have a garage, workshop or job site that needs heat to allow you to work in all seasons and weather conditions. If you are looking for a safe, reliable, and efficient heater, look no further than infrared heaters. One of the best ways to heat your house, infrared heaters can heat areas of your home that are not well served by your main, central heating system.Infrared heaters
31 Oct 2013

As the weather turns cold, air conditioners are put away and thermostats are turned up to warm, comfortable temperatures. It is automatic, and not much thought is put into. It is a modern convenience we are all happy to take for granted to make our lives easier and more comfortable. But, when you flip that thermostat switch, are you confident that your furnace exhaust system, or your chimney connector pipe is ready to perform safely?

23 Oct 2013
Fireplaces have endless comforts and practical uses, no matter which kind you have. They add value to your home as well as a welcoming, cozy atmosphere. While there are many wood burning fireplace enthusiasts out there, there are many that will defend their gas or electric fireplace to any end. Whichever kind you choose, there are many benefits to owning a fireplace. Here are just a few of them.
11 Oct 2013
It may sound strange to say that you could have a fire in your chimney and not know it, but unfortunately you can. A chimney that has been damaged by fire can be an imminent danger to your home and your family. A chimney fire can occur without anyone knowing and leave a recipe for disaster in its wake. If you suspect that you may have had a chimney fire, or simply want to prevent a chimney fire from occurring, there are some signs you can look for. 
4 Oct 2013
We have discussed in previous blogs the importance of keeping your fireplace and chimney safe and also the importance of making sure your firewood is properly seasoned. The next important thing to discuss, naturally is the kind of wood you should be burning in your fireplace or woodstove, and how you can tell the difference between each species of wood. Here will will answer these questions and give you an example of how to identify two of the most common types of trees that produce great firewood.
17 Sep 2013
If you want to make sure that your fireplace, stove or insert is running at its highest efficiency, and more importantly its highest level of safety then you will have to be sure that they are properly ventilated. Properly ventilating your fuel burning appliances will save you money on your energy bills, help protect your home from any moisture build up and damage in the winter, as well as heat build up in the summer. If you have a smoking fireplace, or have had any scares with carbon monoxide in your home, you're likely not properly ventilating your appliances.


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