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How to Select and Store Firewood

firewood

Ideally, the best time to buy your firewood is in the spring or summer. However, if you are just now thinking about making your firewood purchase with winter coming, it’s important to make sure you know how to select and store your firewood. Read more…?

Why a CSIA Chimney Inspection is Important When Buying or Selling a Home

Chimney Inspection

A home inspection is very important to have completed when you are purchasing a home. However, one key area that can often go overlooked is your chimney. This is because home inspectors are not certified through the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Find out why you should have a CSIA Chimney Inspection completed before buying or selling a home.  Read more…?

7 Reasons Why Summer Is the Best Time to Get Your Chimney Cleaned

It’s June, and you’re probably thinking of warm Summer days by the pool, and the last thing on your mind are the long cold winter days bundled up by the fire. However, summer is the BEST time to get your chimney cleaned. Read more…?

Dealing With A Leaky Chimney? 5 Possible Causes

chimney leaks

With the unpredictable Kansas weather and all of the rain we have seen, you may have noticed some leaks around your chimney. There are many causes for chimney leaks. Most of the time a roof leak around a chimney is not the roof – it’s the chimney. All of our certified technicians are specifically trained to know what to look for to SOLVE your leaky chimney issues. Read more…?

Factors to Consider When Upgrading Your Fireplace

If you have an older traditional fireplace, you may have noticed your heating costs increasing each year. Unfortunately, these older fireplaces just are not very efficient. In fact, the majority of heat they produce exits out of the chimney, which causes you to use more supplemental heating appliances to keep your home warm, cozy, and comfortable. You may be thinking about upgrading your fireplace to a more efficient fireplace insert. Read more…?

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All About Prefabricated Chimneys

If you have moved into a newly built home, you may have a prefabricated (or prefab) chimney instead of a traditional masonry chimney. This type of chimney has grown in popularity over the past couple of decades, so it is more common to find a prefab chimney in homes that have been recently constructed. It is important to realize the differences between your new prefab chimney from a masonry chimney so that you are using your new fireplace properly and safely. Read more…?

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Price vs. Benefit

When it comes to buying anything new, price tends to plays a key role in anyone’s decision-making process. While finding buys for low costs might keep more money in your bank account, your overall satisfaction levels are not always satisfied. Paying more for something that will last longer and run more efficiently usually ends up being worth it in the long run since no repair or replacement costs were ever needed. Read more…?

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Upgrade Your Fireplace

Many homeowners today find that they love the cozy atmosphere a fireplace has to offer, but have no time or energy to deal with all of the maintenance involved in owning one. Between buying and storing wood, monitoring a fire, cleaning out ashes, and much more, the tasks involved in possessing a wood-burning fireplace can be quite time-consuming. Consider an alternative to gain the best of both worlds – a gas insert. You gain that traditional feel of a fireplace in the home, without all of the extra hassle.

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Fire Safety Tips

One of the biggest responsibilities of owning a fireplace is educating yourself on fire safety. Without proper knowledge of fire safety procedures, a warm night in front of the fire could quickly go wrong. Read more…?

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Alternative Heating Options

If you are considering adding a new type of heating appliance to your home, it is important to consider your options. Adding a fireplace, in hopes of gaining the warm atmosphere that they traditionally offer, is a desire felt by many homeowners. Yet, there are a variety of types to choose from in all different looks, feels, and maintenance levels. Studying which is right for you will leave you satisfied with an appliance that you can feel comfortable using on a frequent basis. Read more…?

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