What Type of Ignition System is Best for a Gas Fireplace?

  In many homes, there is a shift towards gas fireplaces since they do not require as much maintenance as wood-burning fireplaces. That said, some knowledge of their operation and maintenance is necessary. One of the most important features is the ignition system for the gas fireplace. Many older gas fireplaces have what is called […]

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Making the Decision to Replace a Prefabricated Fireplace

  The chief reason for adding a fireplace to a home is to use it as a heat source, but there are some other good reasons for getting one. A fireplace can save money on home heating, create a romantic setting, and it helps to foster family togetherness. No wonder some homeowners can’t seem to […]

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Important Factors to Consider before Installing a Fireplace

  When the summer season ends, homeowners start to think about their fireplaces and chimneys. In homes that lack these features, this might be an ideal time to think about getting them. This is a big decision, as there are different types available. No one should simply buy a fireplace just for the look and […]

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How Water Damage Affects Your Masonry Chimney

  Most people realize that the chimney can be an entry point for water and they think that buying a chimney cap is enough to protect it. Unfortunately, the masonry itself can also be vulnerable to, moisture, and over the course of a few years, this can cause a lot of damage. Too many homeowners […]

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4 Reasons that a Chimney Inspection Should be in Your Household Budget

Every homeowner has some sort of maintenance budget, no matter how modest. There will always be a few items that make the list every year, and money set aside to deal with these maintenance tasks. On the other hand, some people sometimes forget or sometimes ignore a few tasks that should be listed in the […]

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4 Common Problems with Chimneys

  How often do you think about your chimney? Is it only when you have a fire burning, or do you take the time to have maintenance completed on it at other times of the year? Well, your chimney is part of your home and it is definitely an item that needs to be maintained […]

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What Type of Flue Do You Need for Your Heat Producing Appliance?

Every homeowner knows that a home with a traditional chimney has a heat producing appliance of some time, and it’s usually a fireplace or wood stove. What a lot of people don’t realize is that their home probably has a few different types of flue. A flue, by definition, is a duct for smoke and […]

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Pros and Cons of 3 Different Types of Chimney Liners

Clay, metal, and cement are the three most common types of chimney liner. Each type of liner presents its own advantages and disadvantages. So, like every other part of homeownership, you have a decision to make when you need flue repair or replacement. Here are the different types of flue and a few pros and […]

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Minimize Your Winter Heating Bills with These Great Tips

The average homeowner is constantly looking for ways to save money. One target is the monthly bills, and this is even more evident during the winter months. Here are some inexpensive ways to increase heating efficiency in the home and lower your bills. Get rid of air leaks: your heating bills might be rising to […]

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Making Chimney Safety and Maintenance a Community Affair

Anyone involved in property management or community representation recognizes that this is a major responsibility. Much of this rests on ensuring the safety of people in the community, and addressing public heath safety concerns. Chimney safety and maintenance should be one of the areas addressed by homeowner associations or community associations. Here are some ways […]

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