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Gas vs Wood Fireplace: How Do I Decide?

Wondering how to decide between a gas vs wood fireplace? Rest assured that both types of fuel offer remarkable efficiency, thanks to the stringent requirements of the EPA. To get the most enjoyment out of a new fireplace, consider the following pros and cons of wood and gas fireplaces. Wood Fireplaces The ambiance of a Read more

FAQs About Chimney & Fireplaces for Your Home

Do you have a burning question about fireplaces or chimneys? We have compiled this list of frequently asked questions for you! We hope you find the answer you’re looking for, whether you need advice about maintaining an existing fireplace or what to expect from a new fireplace. If you don’t find an answer on this Read more

Switch from Wood to Gas Fuel With A Fireplace Insert

If you want to switch from wood fuel to gas fuel, a gas fireplace insert makes it easy. There are several great reasons for upgrading your heating appliance with a new gas fireplace insert. Learn details below. Increase Heating Efficiency Traditional open masonry fireplaces deliver when it comes to creating an irresistible ambiance. As far Read more

Things You Should Know About Fireplaces

A fireplace is a popular amenity, especially in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. You can use it to heat your home when the temperature drops unexpectedly and reduce your heating costs. If you want to keep your family safe and ensure your fireplace lasts, there are a few important things to know about your fireplace. Annual Read more

Reasons Why Electric Fireplaces are Perfect for Summer

There is nothing better than a glowing fire to set the mood for a relaxing evening or an intimate party. A fireplace insert is a smart investment living in upstate New York. When temperatures drop unexpectedly in the spring and fall, you can use it to zone heat your home instead of turning on your Read more

Ideas for How to Decorate Your Fireplace in Summer

Your hearth can provide a year-round boost of ambiance if you decorate your fireplace in summer. First, have your chimney cleaned by a chimney sweep and spring-cleaning your fireplace. The following are a few of many ideas you may go with to spruce up your fireplace or hearth during the offseason. Basic Blooms If you Read more

A Working Fireplace Can Increase the Value of Your Home

Your fireplace can provide multiple benefits in the sale of your home but not if it is out of operation. Chimney repairs such as masonry rebuilds and flue liner replacement are tackled daily by professional chimney technicians. No need to miss out on the following ways the value of your home can increase with a Read more

10 Fireplace Mantel Decorating Ideas

If you own a home with a fireplace, it is a focal point of the room it’s in.  Decorating should be a pleasure and not a chore. No-Rules Fireplace Mantel Decorating Nobody needs to be a creative genius to start decorating; you need to know what you like.  When you are adorning your fireplace mantel, Read more

Why Gas Fireplaces Need to be Serviced

Most homeowners who choose a gas fireplace over a wood-burning one are looking for convenience—not bothering to have a cord of wood every fall or cleaning up the ashes the morning after having a fire.  They burn natural gas, and there is no smoke belching out of the chimney.  Many homeowners believe there is little Read more

Step-by-Step Spring Cleaning for Your Fireplace

With the arrival of cheery springtime comes strategizing how best to clean your fireplace. Chimney cleaning is a job for professional chimney sweeps but getting the fireplace and surrounding mantle spruced up is a perfect and unmistakably grimy DIY project. Expert step-by-step tips for cleaning your fireplace to follow. Step 1 – Gather Needed Supplies Read more