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We’ve created a ton of guides that are here to help you. From troubleshooting your gas fireplace, to figuring out where that smell is coming from, to even figuring out which woodstove to buy. 

You won’t find a bigger collection of full guides to chimney and dryer vents anywhere. 

Complete Guide to Fireplace Fuels

Complete Guide Fireplace Fuels Introduction Having a fireplace to sit around when the weather gets cold is usually a good idea. Not only is it cozy, but it’s also a great way to keep you warm. But do you know about the types of fuel that you can use? Sure, a lot of...

Chimney Odors Guide [2020]

The Complete Guide to Chimney Odors [2020]IntroductionYour fireplace is designed to be a source of comfort for you and your family. But sometimes that comfort is interrupted because your fireplace stinks.  Fireplace smells & odors can come from several different...

Gas Fireplace Maintenance Guide

Gas Fireplace Maintenance GuideIntroduction Fireplaces are usually the centerpiece in your home. Fall and winter would lose their charm if you didn’t have your fireplace to warm you up after spending time out in the cold. And you probably bought a gas fireplace...

Ultimate Guide to Buying a Chimney Cap in 2020

Ultimate Guide to Buying a Chimney Cap in 2020

Ultimate Guide to Buying a Chimney Cap in 2020Introduction If you have an active fireplace, you need a chimney cap. This has to do primarily with fire safety.  Chimney caps keep the sparks in your fireplace from escaping and catching your roof on fire. And it also...

The Complete Guide to Summer Fireplace & Chimney Care

The Complete Guide to Summer Fireplace & Chimney Care

The Complete Guide to Summer Fireplace and Chimney Care [2020 Edition]Introduction Summertime. My favorite time of the year. For good reasons too. I bet it’s the nostalgia of taking 2.5 months off from my only responsibilities (i.e. school). We can’t do that as...

Everything You Need to Know About Chimney Liners

Everything You Need to Know About Chimney Liners

Everything You Need to Know About Chimney Liners [in 2020]IntroductionChimneys are a source of comfort. Despite the fire that blazes in them, they bring a lot of comforts. Especially in the winter when we actually use them.  But chimneys are extremely dangerous....

Guide to Buying a Home with a Chimney [in 2020]

Guide to Buying a Home with a Chimney [in 2020]

Guide to Buying a Home with a Chimney [in 2020] Introduction Buying a home is exciting! Stressful? Of course, but definitely exciting.  The stress may come from the fact that there are a lot of things that can go right over your head if you’re not careful. It...

Gas Fireplace Troubleshooting Guide

Gas Fireplace Troubleshooting Guide

Gas Fireplace Troubleshooting Guide IntroductionGas fireplaces are the most popular fireplaces that we install these days. It’s true that some people are switching from gas to wood stoves or a wood-burning fireplace, but most people are installing gas fireplaces.  It...

The Ultimate Guide to Seasoned Firewood

The Ultimate Guide to Seasoned Firewood

The Ultimate Guide to Seasoned Firewood [2020]Everything You'll Ever Need to KnowIntroductionSeasoned firewood. A little salt and pepper usually will do. Melt some butter in the pan with a clove of minced garlic, then baste the firewood with the melted butter...

The Ultimate Gas Logs Buying Guide

The Ultimate Gas Logs Buying Guide

The Ultimate Gas Logs Buying Guide [2020]Introduction Gas appliances represent 80% of the hearth products installed today. Rightfully so, since today’s gas logs look exactly like real wood logs, but require much less maintenance. You won’t have to load fuel, tend the...

Ultimate Guide to Chimney Inspections

Ultimate Guide to Chimney Inspections

The Ultimate Chimney Inspection Guide [2020]Everything You'll Ever Need to KnowIntroduction There are three levels of chimney inspections. Simply put, a level 1 inspection is the most basic inspection and is required with each chimney swept. Level 2 and level 3 are...

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