The History of the Chimney Sweep

For centuries, the crackling warmth of a fireplace has been a symbol of comfort and home. In fact, the early Romans were the first to make a significant switch from open fire pits in the center of the room to fireplaces that were more effective for heating buildings...

What Is a BTU (British Thermal Unit)?

When it comes to quantifying heat output on a furnace, heater, or fireplace insert, the standard for calculating thermal energy is measured with something called British Thermal Units (BTUs). …and if you’re like most people, you’re probably scratching your head,...

Can a Wood Stove Save Me Money on Heating?

Sick of dealing with heating prices that continue to go up year after year? Then, you may be interested in exploring cheaper alternatives to gas, oil, and electricity. Most households in the United States use natural gas and electricity for heating, and last winter,...

Fireplace Remodel & Refresh Ideas

For most homeowners, the fireplace is the heart of the home. It’s where you’ve spent many cozy nights relaxing by the fire, and it’s the hub where everyone comes together for family events. But what happens when you get tired of looking at the same old fireplace time...

What Are Common Gas Fireplace Problems?

Every home appliance experiences some issues over time and a gas fireplace is no different. The good news is, catching issues early and keeping up with regular maintenance will have your fireplace working for decades – ideally without major expense. Of course,...

Who Repairs Chimney Caps?

When you think of chimney maintenance you likely think of cleaning your fireplace, making sure the chimney is free of creosote, and checking to see if the bricks look okay. Of course, these are all things you should regularly be doing. However, one of the most often...