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Why You Should Leave Chimney Repairs to the Pros

Do-it-yourself repairs can save money and help you learn new skills. However, some home repairs and maintenance should be left to professionals, and chimney repair is one. Here’s why. Why You Should Let The Professionals Handle Chimney Repairs Safety Chimney maintenance and repairs are dangerous for professionals but even more so for amateurs who lack Read more

Reasons For Choosing An Electric Fireplace

There’s nothing quite like the coziness of a fireplace in your home. But, have you ever dreaded dragging yourself outside in 0 degree weather to grab more firewood? Or wish that you didn’t have to smell like a fire after enjoying one? If you answered yes to either of those questions, you may want to Read more

Frequently Asked Questions About Chimney Sweeps

If you are not familiar with what chimney sweeps do and the benefits of using them, here are some frequently asked questions about chimney sweeps. When Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned? It’s simple, the best time to have your chimney cleaned by a qualified chimney sweep is when you will be using it the Read more

Vented Vs. Ventless Gas Logs

Now that you have decided to buy a new gas fireplace for your Rochester, NY, area home, you are probably thinking about the joys and convenience that an energy-efficient heating appliance will bring your family. However, when shopping for a new gas fireplace, you will notice two types of gas logs to choose from vented Read more

Why Choose A NFI Pro For Heating Appliance Installations

Now that winter is finally ending, Irondequoit, Tonawanda, and northwestern New York residents can breathe a sigh of relief. Many homeowners are looking forward to a beautiful spring, which often includes making home improvements. And upgrading an existing fireplace or installing a brand-new energy-efficient outdoor fireplace are popular appliances that add value to your home. Read more

Benefits Of Installing A Fireplace Insert

After the Blizzard of 2022 that left many homes cold and dark, folks in Buffalo, Sloan, and surrounding towns in Western New York are learning that a traditional wood-burning masonry fireplace isn’t sufficient as a primary home heating source. Instead, a fireplace insert is a cost-effective appliance for upgrading an old or outdated fireplace or Read more

Chimney Repairs During The Off Season

After experiencing the worst blizzard in more than a generation, Buffalo and Western New York residents are thawing out as warmer temperatures finally arrive. There were more than seven feet of snow, with 80 percent falling over the Christmas 2022 weekend in many areas around the region. Many residents in downtown Buffalo and elsewhere were Read more

What Is That Smell Coming From My Fireplace?

Most homeowners with a wood-burning or gas fireplace will experience some odors from time to time. Maintaining your chimney and fireplace with annual inspections and sweeping will help improve indoor air quality, keeping your home smelling fresh and clean. So, if the awful fireplace smell returns despite the pleasant aroma of fresh-baked cookies or spraying Read more

Prepare Your Kindling Before Winter

Ahh! The fresh aroma of hickory, birch, or oak burning in your fireplace or stove gives your home that warm and cozy feeling that folks in Niagara Falls and throughout Western New York experience during our cold winters. However, it looks like it will be a white Christmas, so while those delicious gingerbread cookies are Read more

Using Your Damper, The Correct Way

Winter has yet to begin, and powerful snowstorms are sweeping across much of the Buffalo, Rochester, and Western New York region, dumping as much as an inch of snow per hour. So, folks are firing up their fireplaces, stoves, and other heating appliances to keep their homes warm and comfortable. However, saving as much heat Read more