New Year’s Eve Fireside Traditions

As the days that make up 2023 come to an end and the holiday parties ramp up, it seems everyone is looking forward to welcoming a new year. New Year’s Eve offers a time to reflect on the year that has passed, while at the same time hope for a future year that...

The History of the Yule Log

The holidays are upon us, marked by festive music, twinkling lights, hot cocoa, and, of course, sitting in front of the fire listening to the gentle crackle of the Yule Log. While you are being whisked away from the stressors of the day perhaps you wonder, what is a...

Fireplace Safety Tips

The holiday season is approaching quickly, and that means lots of friends, family, food, fun, and fireplaces. Everyone knows that there is nothing better than having a bright and comfy fire crackling in the stove or fireplace at the center of all the festivities. That...

Are There Bats in Your Chimney or Fireplace?

Halloween is just around the corner, and while many people are busy decorating their homes with pumpkins and spider webs, some might be in for an unexpected Halloween surprise – bats in their chimney! These winged creatures are known for their association with the...

Troubleshooting Gas Fireplace Issues

Everybody loves a cozy fire, and the comforting warmth offered by a clean-burning gas fireplace is a welcome centerpiece in any home. Whether enjoying company around the fire or just relaxing with a good book, a warm, clean, and efficient fireplace turns cold autumn...

What To Do if Animals Are in My Chimney

Have you noticed mysterious sounds or smells coming from the area surrounding your furnace, stove or fireplace chimney? Droppings and debris filtering into your firebox? Maybe some movement on your roof near the chimney opening has caught your eye? Animals can find...

What Are the Different Types of Chimney Caps?

As a fireplace owner, you know the importance of keeping your chimney and system in the best shape possible. In fact, not doing so can invite some serious hazards, like increased risk of chimney/house fires, smoke in your home, carbon monoxide exposure, and more. But...

How Can I Prevent Chimney Leaks?

Water is an incredible thing. It can be the source of life and it can be the cause of death. It can be a great refresher and can be a great problem. When water is where it is supposed to be, doing what it is supposed to be doing, it is among the best nature can offer....