Why Your New House Plans Need a Fireplace with an Amazing Chimney

  With the desire for modern conveniences, some plans for new homes may not include fireplaces. Some people might think that they are a bit old fashioned, and others might just say that they are unnecessary. Nowadays, it is not high on the list for prospective home buyers. There may be good reasons for passing […]

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How to Prepare Your Home and Chimney for Winter in Springfield

  Homeowners in Springfield and the surrounding area know to expect a good amount of snow throughout the winter months. Most of us have developed a great routine where winterization and chimney care is concerned. Let’s look at 8 ways to winterize your home and prepare your chimney for winter. Roof – Inspect your roof […]

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Regular Maintenance and Cleaning Helps Prevent Chimney Fires

  A home with a fireplace is usually seen as top of the line. People love the idea of a nice cozy fire; a warming element for cold winter nights. Families gather around the fire to read, relax, and rest. This is a wonderful way to build relationships with family members who seem to be […]

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How to Select the Best Firewood for Your Chimney

  The best way to enjoy your fireplace is to select the best firewood possible. Many homeowners believe that any type of firewood is good as long as it burns. While any type of wood will burn and produce some heat, selecting the best type of firewood for your fireplace and chimney makes a huge […]

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How to Choose the Best Wood Burning Appliance for Winter Warmth

  Winter weather is quickly approaching, so it’s time to start thinking about how you will keep the family warm this year. Increasing utility bills are making more and more homeowners consider other heat sources to help decrease the monthly costs of comfort. Today we’re going to go over some of the differences between a […]

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Anatomy of a Fireplace: What Causes that Strange Smell?

  The fireplace is an interesting selling point for realtors and home sellers of all types. You may have fallen in love with the home you’re in because of the fireplace and chimney. There’s something nice about being able to put a fire in place and get the warmth that comes from, but there are […]

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Why Summer is a Good Time for a Fireplace Inspection and Cleaning

  Every homeowner has a schedule for maintenance tasks, but a few areas may not get the kind of attention they deserve. One home feature that needs to be revisited each year is the fireplace. An annual inspection will tell you all you need to know about its condition. You can make any necessary repairs […]

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Does Your Chimney See a Lot of Use? Show it Some Love this Summer

  A working chimney takes a lot of abuse throughout the year. The summertime heat takes its toll on the masonry and the brutal winter snows do their part in damaging the exterior of the chimney while you continue to burn wood and build up creosote. We aren’t trying to suggest that you stop using […]

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Is Your Old Wood Fireplace Draining Your Budget?

  When people buy older homes, they usually accept the fact that that they will have to make a number of improvements. Even if an old house is in reasonably good shape, some areas will have to be considered for remodeling. This may have as much to do with comfort as it does in bringing […]

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Why Your Fireplace May be Producing Bad Odors

Today’s fireplaces serve the dual purpose of providing warmth and acting as attractive interior design pieces. This mixture of function and design works well when you pay attention to maintenance. If maintenance is ignored, you will eventually start to have problems, one of which is bad odors coming into the home from the fireplace. Generally, […]

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