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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 Instead, a fireplace insert is a cost-effective appliance for upgrading an old or outdated fireplace or Read more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

How Dampers Can Reduce Energy Consumption

Energy costs are skyrocketing in Batavia and throughout the Western New York region. Since dampers regulate airflow in appliances, your damper may need repair or replacement if you’re noticing a spike in energy bills. While a fireplace typically has a manual damper, a central heating and cooling system usually has an electric damper. Studies have Read more

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