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Dec 17

Are Stove Inserts the Best Choice for You?

Are Stove Inserts the Best Choice for You?

If you would like to upgrade your old masonry fireplace, Bart Fireside thinks you should consider installing a stove insert. You will improve the heating efficiency in your home as well as save money on your heating bills during the winter. You may have noticed that your older fireplace does not seem to provide enough […]

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Dec 7

Winter Grill Maintenance Tips

Winter Grill Maintenance Tips

Our staff at Bart Fireside loves living in the Columbia, South Carolina area because we are fortunate enough to enjoy moderate temperatures that allow us to grill outdoors for a majority of the year. However, when winter arrives with freezing temperatures, it is time to store your grill to keep it protected from snow and […]

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Nov 23

Childproofing Your Fireplace

Childproofing Your Fireplace

Having your first child brings many responsibilities, including childproofing your home to ensure your baby stays safe. When you have a fireplace, you must take care to protect your child from getting too close to the fire. Young children are very curious and have not yet learned that fire can hurt them, so a flickering […]

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Nov 10

Simple Pellet Stove Maintenance Tips

Simple Pellet Stove Maintenance Tips

Economical and efficient, pellet stoves are excellent ways to provide comfortable warmth to your home. To keep your pellet stove working most effectively, you should follow a few simple maintenance tips. Although pellet stoves are very similar to wood-burning stoves, this type of stove runs on electricity and contains circuits and moving parts. If you […]

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Oct 30

Safe Burning Tips for Your Fireplace

Safe Burning Tips for Your Fireplace

Fireplace season is just around the corner! Bart Fireside wants to make sure you are ready by sharing with you some safety tips for your wood-burning fireplace. Following these tips will help you use your fireplace more safely and efficiently. Have your fireplace and chimney professionally cleaned and inspected. Before you light the first fire […]

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Oct 9

Donate to the Red Cross to Help the South Carolina Flood Recovery

Donate to the Red Cross to Help the South Carolina Flood Recovery

The first week of October brought historic floods to the coastal areas of South Carolina, including the cities of Charleston and our hometown, Columbia. The devastation and destruction from the high waters was widespread. Thousands of homes were directly affected by this disaster. As many as eight counties have qualified for federal emergency assistance. While […]

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Sep 29

Fireplaces in Older Homes May Be Out of Code — Have Them Updated Before Winter

Fireplaces in Older Homes May Be Out of Code — Have Them Updated Before Winter

If you live in an older home with a rarely used fireplace, you will want to know for certain that it, along with its attached chimney, is working correctly and safely before lighting the first fire of the winter. This is why it is so important to schedule a professional fireplace and chimney inspection every […]

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Sep 10

Prepare Your Fireplace for Fall

Prepare Your Fireplace for Fall

As fall is approaching and the temperatures are dropping, now is the perfect time to start preparing your fireplace for colder weather. Since it has been quite a few months since you have used your fireplace, Bart Fireside recommends that you take care of a few maintenance tasks for safety and efficiency reasons. To help […]

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Aug 30

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Grill This Summer

It’s Not Too Late to Get a Grill This Summer

When you live in the South, it is never too late to use your grill. In the Columbia, South Carolina area, we are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy moderate temperatures all the way through the fall. In fact, grilling outside in the fall allows you, your friends, and your family to enjoy the […]

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Aug 17

How Does a Wood-Burning Insert Differ from a Traditional Fireplace?

How Does a Wood-Burning Insert Differ from a Traditional Fireplace?

Do you enjoy the sensory experience of sitting by the fire, watching the flames jump around the logs, smelling the burning wood, and listening to the crackling embers? Even if you love this factor of your traditional fireplace, you most likely wish it could heat your home more effectively. Even though you are given warmth […]

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