How to Start a Fire in a Cold Chimney

How to Start a Fire in a Cold Chimney

This part of winter can seem to drag on, but punctuating it with cheerful fires in your fireplace adds warmth and comfort to the short, cold days. That said, if you’ve ever had trouble starting a fire in a cold chimney, you know how frustrating it can be –...
Can I Burn My Christmas Tree in My Fireplace?

Can I Burn My Christmas Tree in My Fireplace?

Clearing out the Christmas decorations to greet the new year? If you’re deciding what to do with your Christmas tree now that the season is over, you might think your fireplace is a strong option. After all, wood is the intended fuel for your wood-burning unit, right?...
Gas vs. Wood: Which Is Right for You?

Gas vs. Wood: Which Is Right for You?

If you’re wanting to add the warmth and beauty of a new heating appliance to your home, you’ll find there’s never been a wider variety of options on the market. The array of styles, sizes, designs, and finishes available means you’re sure to find the perfect fit for...
Why Is My Chimney Leaking?

Why Is My Chimney Leaking?

If we’ve said it once we’ve said it a thousand times, water is the enemy of chimneys. Water is to your chimney what Lord Voldemort is to Harry Potter. The magic and wonder of a cozy fire will be silenced by the destruction that comes from penetrating water. And if...