Water: Your chimney’s No. 1 enemy

When it comes to chimney care and maintenance, most homeowners focus on keeping their chimney swept and inspected to help prevent a chimney fire. While a clean chimney is undoubtedly crucial, your chimney’s No. 1 enemy is, in fact, water, according to the Chimney...

Which Types of Firewood Burn The Hottest?

If you have a wood-burning fireplace or heating stove, you undoubtedly want to make sure your fires burn as efficiently as possible, giving you the most heat for the least amount of wood. So which types of wood burn the hottest? Choose hardwoods for a hotter, cleaner...

Fireplace safety tips

It’s that time of year: Temperatures are dropping, and homeowners are lighting fireplaces to keep their homes warm and cozy. As you light your fireplace this winter, it is important to observe some fireplace safety tips so you and your family can enjoy your fireplace...

Is your damper working?

Of all the working components of your fireplace, you are probably most familiar with your damper. You open the damper each time you light a fire to allow smoke to escape, and you close the damper once your fire has gone out to keep your home’s warm air from rising out...

Proper firewood storage

A good fire needs good firewood. That means dry, seasoned firewood that has been cut to size for your fireplace. If you’ve spent your spring and summer prepping firewood for your fireplace or woodstove, or if you’ve had a winter’s worth of wood delivered, you will...