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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...
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...

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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...

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Go with an Insert

Go with an Insert

The Advantages Of Inserts One thing we always try to do for our clients at Bart Fireside: find the answers to your home heating, hearth and patio problems. Since we’ve been providing Columbia area residents with hearth and patio products since 1979, we’ve come across...

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The Right Accessories

The Right Accessories

How the Right Fireplace Accessories Can Make Your Life Easier You’ve got the warm and beautiful fireplace you always wanted. Now you just need the tools to make it easier to maintain and enjoy. Funnily enough, we find that many of our customers in and around Columbia,...

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Increasing Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Increasing Energy Efficiency in Your Home

Many of our customers are surprised to find what a huge role their home heating appliance plays in how energy efficient—or not—their home is. Of course, it’s no shocker that an HVAC unit can gobble up energy dollars during our winters and summers here in Columbia,...

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Keeping Water Out of Your Chimney

Keeping Water Out of Your Chimney

With the spring heading our way, we can expect to see more rain showers. This also means that homeowners with chimneys may have less use of thefireplace. Often, leaks show themselves during this time. If you see water collecting somewhere in your chimney, call Bart...

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4 Ways Chimney Draft is Compromised

4 Ways Chimney Draft is Compromised

When it comes to your chimney and fireplace or stove working safely and efficiently, draft is everything. But most people don’t know a thing about draft—not even what it is, least of all why it matters or what sorts of things affect it. Yucky fireplace odors and...

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Give Your Fireplace A Brand New Life

Give Your Fireplace A Brand New Life

When a fireplace is looking its best, it's a beautiful focal point in any space, bringing warmth and charm and a cozy, welcoming aesthetic. When a fireplace is a little worse for wear, it's still a focal point -- only it's drawing people's attention toward the...

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Dreaming About an Outdoor Kitchen

Dreaming About an Outdoor Kitchen

At the very least, an outdoor kitchen is a place to cook and eat outside. It can be located on a screened-in porch or on a patio; it can be set in a courtyard or out in the garden; it can be in any spot beyond your back door. An outdoor kitchen can be temporary and...

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The Science of Combustion

The Science of Combustion

The Great Mystery...Explained What makes a fire burn? Why do some fires in your fireplace burn longer and hotter than others? The one word answer: science. Fire is a chemical reaction that produces heat energy. This complex sequence of chemical reactions in which a...

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Re-imagining Your Patio

Re-imagining Your Patio

Turn Your Patio Into Your Favorite Space We're lucky to live in an area that offers us a lot of time to enjoy the out of doors each year, and that's part of why outdoor living spaces have become so popular in South Carolina. By improving a patio or deck, we can, in...

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