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Sep 30

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. At Bart Fireside, our insert installation technicians have years of […]

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Sep 10

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, hollow trees that make a perfect spot for nesting. If […]

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Aug 26

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 removal. As the fall season and its cooler temperatures approach, […]

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Aug 17

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 available for your wood burning fireplace. What is the best wood to use? Where […]

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Jul 30

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 wood-burning or gas insert, you will be improving the […]

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Jul 15

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 grill out—some of them practical, some […]

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Jun 30

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 States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At Bart Fireside, we are proud to offer energy-efficient options for our […]

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Jun 11

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 say that, for many, their […]

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May 29

Fire Pit Safety

Fire Pit Safety

If you love your fireplace and dread the end of the colder months because you won’t be able to enjoy the aura it creates until late next fall at the earliest, fear not. There is an alternative. Fire pits have become increasingly popular in recent years—they’re the #1 requested backyard design feature according to the […]

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May 9

Getting Ready to Grill

Getting Ready to Grill

Let’s Talk About Grills Are you shopping for a new grill this season? At Bart’s Fireside, not only do we specialize in fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, and gas logs, but we also carry a wide selection of many different brands of grills. Our expert staff can assist you with selecting the perfect grill for you and […]

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