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Feb 20

The Benefits of a Modern Wood-Burning Fireplace Insert

The Benefits of a Modern Wood-Burning Fireplace Insert

When heating our homes, we want to save money and energy as well as to be as environmentally conscious as we can. A heating appliance that can accomplish all three of these is a wood-burning fireplace insert. New technologies have revolutionized wood-burning inserts and have transformed them from the pollution-heavy wood-burning stoves and inserts of […]

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Feb 9

Vented Gas Logs: Heater or Decorative?

Vented Gas Logs: Heater or Decorative?

A popular way to provide supplemental heat to your home, gas logs are a clean and convenient alternative to a wood-burning fireplace. If you are shopping for gas logs, you probably know there are two different kinds of this heating appliance: vented and vent-free. The main difference between these two types of gas logs is […]

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Jan 30

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips for the Home

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips for the Home

Cases of carbon monoxide poisoning tend to rise in the winter because malfunctioning heating appliances tend to be the main cause of the toxic gas leaking into homes. Carbon monoxide leaks can quickly become deadly as this poisonous gas is odorless and tasteless, which makes it undetectable without carbon monoxide alarms installed in the home. […]

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Jan 15

Replace Your Old Wood Stove with a New EPA-Certified Model

Replace Your Old Wood Stove with a New EPA-Certified Model

If you have been using a wood-burning stove that was manufactured before 1988, you may want to think about updating this heat appliance with a newer EPA-certified model. In 1988, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began requiring wood stove manufacturers to certify that every wood-burning stove model on the market in this country follow […]

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Dec 28

How Winter Can Affect Your Fireplace and Chimney

How Winter Can Affect Your Fireplace and Chimney

A common problem to our neighbors to the North as well as here in the South, spalling occurs when water penetrates a masonry surface, including a brick chimney, and causes chipping and breaking of bricks or concrete. Freezing temperatures are what causes the damage to the masonry materials because the trapped water freezes and expands. […]

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Dec 10

Essential Fireplace Accessories

Essential Fireplace Accessories

Fireplace season is in full swing, but do you have all of the necessary accessories and tools to enjoy a safe and beautiful fire in your fireplace? At Bart Fireside, we carry a large variety of useful and decorative fireplace accessories. From framed paintings and mirrors to hang above your mantle to important fireplace tools, […]

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Nov 30

Vent-Free Gas Logs FAQ

Vent-Free Gas Logs FAQ

If you are shopping for gas logs for your fireplace, you will quickly discover there are two kinds of gas logs: vented and vent-free (also known as ventless or unvented). When choosing between the two types, you may hesitate from selecting vent-free gas logs because you have heard they are unsafe. However, this is not […]

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Nov 17

Fire Safety Tips for Cold Weather

Fire Safety Tips for Cold Weather

When the weather turns colder, it is time to start using the fireplace or wood-burning stove again. However, certain safety measures should be taken into consideration during fireplace season. Bart Fireside would like to tell you more about wood-burning stove and fireplace safety. We like to educate our customers to help them prevent disasters like […]

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Oct 30

Get the most out of your wood-burning fireplace

Get the most out of your wood-burning fireplace

A wood-burning fireplace has several advantages over a gas-fueled fire. For one, you cannot get the cozy atmosphere with the sight, smell, and sound of burning wood with a gas fireplace. Another benefit to a wood-burning fireplace is its inexpensive fuel cost. If you can cut your own wood, you will have a free source […]

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Oct 16

Winterize Your Patio Furniture

Winterize Your Patio Furniture

Colder temperatures are heading our way, and,sadly, this means outdoor time on the patio will be very limited for the next few months. At Bart Fireside, every fall season brings questions from customers concerning what they should do with their patio furniture to protect it from the elements during the cold winter. Many believe they […]

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