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How to Keep Animals Out of Your Chimney

Your chimney is designed to expel exhaust out of your home while your family enjoys the warmth of a gas, wood-burning fireplace insert, or heating stove. However, with its proximity to Lake Erie and brutally windy, cold, and snowy winters, animals residing in Batavia and other communities in the Greater Buffalo-Rochester region are also seeking Read more

How To Get Your Fireplace Ready For Fall

When the leaves turn, you know that Old Man Winter is on his way, and soon it’ll be time to light your fireplace for extra warmth and comfort. However, whether you have a wood-burning fireplace or a gas fireplace, there are necessary steps to take to prepare it for the cold months ahead. Let’s look Read more

Signs Your Chimney Crown is Damaged

Your chimney looks like a simple structure; however, it’s composed of many pieces, all crucial to its efficient and safe operation. Because many chimney components are made from masonry materials like bricks and mortar, they’re subject to wear and tear from heat and the elements. This post looks at the chimney crown, its purpose, signs Read more

Fall Fireplace Maintenance Checklist

Before firing up your fireplace and chimney for the winter season, the fall is the perfect time to do a little checking to make sure everything is in order. Felgemacher Fireplace Shop of Buffalo, NY, would like to share our five-step fall fireplace maintenance checklist to help you get your system ready to take on Read more

Best Fireplace Inserts and What to Consider

One of the most enjoyable winter activities is being in the company of family and friends in a warm and inviting atmosphere that only a fireplace can provide. However, for many folks, their existing fireplace may no longer be an efficient home heating source. With heating costs expecting to soar this winter, there has never Read more

Combat Rising Fuel Costs with a New Heating Stove or Fireplace Insert

Winters in Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY, and all points in between can be brutal. They can also be expensive when it comes to paying for fuel to heat your home. A good way to combat high fuel costs is with a new fireplace insert or heating stove that actually conserves energy rather than wastes it. Read more

All You Need to Know About Dampers

Most homes in the Greater Buffalo and Rochester areas have at least one fireplace for primary or supplemental heating in the winter. Winters here can be long and harsh, so relaxing in the living room with a nice cup of cocoa and the glowing fireplace flames is a peaceful way to warm the soul. Whether Read more

Should I Be Using My Fireplace in The Summer

Since summers in Buffalo and around the Western New York area can be mild with cool evenings in the 60s, many folks wonder if they should be using the fireplace. The good news is that with proper maintenance and regular chimney sweeping, you can use your gas or wood-burning fireplace any time of year, even Read more

Summer is the Perfect Time for A Fireplace Makeover

After a long cold winter, folks in Buffalo, Rochester, and Western New York look forward to stashing their winter clothes to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. It’s the perfect time for long walks in the park, backyard barbecues, going for a swim, and family picnics. But, of course, summer is also the ideal time for Read more

Fireplace Cleaning Tips

With thunderstorm warnings and snow still impacting unseasonably cool temperatures throughout the Greater Buffalo and Rochester regions, it’s hard to believe it is spring. However, the cool weather we are experiencing late into the season will eventually result in warmer weather. Before you know it, the sun will be shining, the flowers will be blooming, Read more