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Why is Creosote Dangerous?

March 9, 2017

09If you own a fireplace, you’ve probably heard of creosote. Most people know creosote is the stuff that clogs up a chimney, but not much more beyond this simple understanding. Creosote is a dangerous substance, but exactly why is it dangerous? We will dive a little deeper into explaining what creosote is, why it is […]

What Types of Wood are Best for Fireplaces?

January 11, 2017

If you own a wood burning fireplace you’ve probably heard different answers to the question of what types of wood are best for fireplaces. Some people will tell you hardwoods, others may say softwood. The answer isn’t as cut-and-dry as you may think. So, here are the types of wood that are best for fireplaces. […]

Tips for Choosing an Energy-Efficient Fireplace

September 15, 2015

A fireplace can add value to your home in many ways, as well as transform any room into a warm, inviting space for you and your family. However, most old wood-burning fireplaces do very little in terms of warming your home, while also leaking heat out of the chimney. They may be attractive, and even […]