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Best Fireplaces For Allergies And Asthma

Fireplaces can be a cozy and inviting addition to any home, but for people with allergies and asthma, they can also be a source of problems. Wood smoke contains tiny particles that can irritate the airways and worsen allergy symptoms. In addition, the heat from a fireplace can dry out the air, which can also Read more

What Is the Purpose of A Fireplace Screen?

The winter season is a festive time of year in northeastern NY, where upstaters gather to enjoy family dinners, open presents and spread holiday cheer around a warm and toasty fireplace. While a wood or gas-burning fire is often an exciting experience, it can quickly evolve into a dangerous situation without proper safety precautions, such Read more

Should I Turn The Pilot Light Off During Summer?

As the weather gets warmer, many homeowners wonder if they should turn off their gas fireplace pilot light in the summer. Typically, extinguishing the pilot light in the summer is safe and often sound practice. However, several factors must be considered, including safety, energy efficiency, and cost. Safety One of the main concerns about leaving Read more

The Dangers Of Creosote

Many homeowners in Niagara Falls, Irondequoit, and Western New York are unaware of the dangers of creosote buildup in the chimney until a severe event, such as smoke, an asphalt odor, or an alarming chimney fire, brings it to their attention. Creosote is a thick, black, tar-like substance that is a byproduct of wood combustion. Read more

Summertime Fireplace Makeover

Are you wondering what to do with your fireplace in the summer? Summer is a favorite time of year for grabbing an ice cream cone at Beaver Island Beach, exploring Niagara Falls, and other outdoor adventures of a quintessential Western New York experience. It is also the best season for a summertime fireplace makeover. The Read more

Common Chimney Storm Damage

It’s expected and normal for chimneys to take some beating from storms. This is especially true if you live in a region where there is a heavy storm season. Both winter and summer storms can cause a lasting impact. Heavy snow and sleet can add weight to your chimney, while fierce summer winds and rain Read more

Why Now Is the Best Time For Chimney Repairs

With all of the spring and summer activities and excitement, it’s tough to add one more task to your plate. But, did you know that now is actually the best time to schedule and perform any repairs for your chimney or wood burning appliance? Your chimney takes a toll during the winter months warming your Read more

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