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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

It’s Time to Upgrade Your Fireplace

For many homes in Rochester and throughout Western New York, the fireplace is the heart and soul of the living space. It’s where families gather to celebrate the joys of the cold winter season. However, many older homes have fireplaces that are deteriorating and have lost their charm. When you upgrade the fireplace, you can Read more

All About Fireplace Maintenance

Many homes in the Greater Rochester area and Western New York use their fireplaces almost daily during the winter months to stay comfortable during the winter. It’s also very relaxing to sit by a cozy fire while looking at the snow-covered rooftops on a snowy day. While it is vital to have annual chimney inspections Read more

Benefits Of Installing A Gas Log Set In Your Fireplace

There’s something so cozy about a wood-burning fireplace in the winter, especially when it’s snowing outside. Although wood-burning fireplaces are beautiful and can feel very nostalgic, they also require a lot of work to use. Not only does it take time and precision to build a natural fire, but they are also much more difficult Read more

Can You Use A Chimney Without A Liner?

As one of the oldest cities in New York, there are older and historic homes in Rochester and throughout Western New York that predate modern building codes and are without a chimney liner. To this day, some of these older homes still have an unlined chimney. Today, however, many building codes require a chimney liner. Read more

It’s Time to Upgrade Your Fireplace

It’s the time of year when families in Williamsville and throughout Western New York look forward to the warmth of the fireplace. The soothing crackling sounds of burning logs in the background comfort those cold wintry days and nights. However, fireplaces are more than a source of heating. They are an essential centerpiece that is Read more