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Best Patio Furniture

Bart Fireside has some exciting news we would like to share with you. We are carrying a new line of patio furniture from Peak Season, and we know you are going to love all of the options we have. Peak Season uses only the finest raw materials to design and manufacture...

Energy Efficient Options

If you have an older traditional masonry fireplace, you are not heating your home as efficiently as you could be. Most of the heat created by one of these older fireplaces ends up going out of your home through the chimney. This not only is a very inefficient way to...

Outdoor Grilling Safety Tips

Spring is here, which means you probably have gotten your grill ready to start cooking delicious foods outdoors. Even though grilling is a lot of fun, it has the potential to be dangerous as well. Knowing the best grilling safety practices is essential to be a true...

Best Grills for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Considering adding an outdoor kitchen to your deck or patio? One of the most important decisions you will have is choosing the grill for your new cooking space. Although there are plenty of options for built-in and portable grills available, how do you know which one...
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Why a Correctly Sized Fireplace Insert Matters

Why a Correctly Sized Fireplace Insert Matters

One of the most popular ways to update the look of your fireplace and to convert your fireplace to a different fuel type is to install a fireplace insert. Many fireplace inserts are smaller than your fireplace’s firebox, and this size difference can create problems....

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Keep Out the Animals with a Chimney Cap

Keep Out the Animals with a Chimney Cap

As the weather begins to get colder, animals are searching for the perfect warm place to nest for the winter. Unfortunately, some animals like birds, raccoons, and squirrels may choose your chimney as their home for the cold months. Many animals see chimneys as big,...

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All About Proper Ash Removal

All About Proper Ash Removal

When you have a wood-burning fireplace or stove, it is a fact of life that you will always have ashy remains after a fire. However, not everyone knows how to properly remove ashes. At Bart Fireside, our customers repeatedly ask us questions concerning proper ash...

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Choosing and Storing the Best Firewood

Choosing and Storing the Best Firewood

As the seasons of shorter days and cooler nights approach, homeowners are making necessary preparations for heating their homes. If you've not already cut or bought and stored your firewood, chances are you're looking for the most efficient and inexpensive options...

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Wood and Gas Fireplace Installations

Wood and Gas Fireplace Installations

Your family has found the perfect house to buy; however, no one likes the looks of the living room fireplace. For those looking to give an existing fireplace a facelift, the easiest and most economical way is to install a fireplace insert. Whether you choose a...

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8 Reasons People Love To Grill Out

8 Reasons People Love To Grill Out

Since we all have indoor kitchens, it can strike one as a little funny, when you think about it, how many humans love to venture outside their perfectly conditioned interiors to barbecue their food in the thick of the summer heat. But there are lots of good reasons to...

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3 Ways to Save Energy

3 Ways to Save Energy

Three Energy-Efficient Options Saving energy means saving money, and we all can agree that these are two resources we definitely should be conserving. With today’s technology, fireplaces have become more energy-efficient than ever, earning praise from the United...

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Vented or Vent-free?

Vented or Vent-free?

Humans have enjoyed the warmth provided by a crackling wood fire since long before they even had a fireplace in which to burn it. As wonderful as wood is, however, many have lost their affinity for it due to the messy ashes and smell it leaves behind. Suffice it to...

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