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Energy Efficient Options

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 heat a home, but it […]

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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 can cut your own wood, you will have a free source […]

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

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6 Questions for Your Chimney Sweep

6 Questions for Your Chimney Sweep

To get the most out of your fireplace, you need to keep it well-maintained. Here are some questions and answers to help you get the information you need.

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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 Fireside to come do an inspection. How does the water […]

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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 smoking fireplaces are common ways our customers determine […]

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