Close

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

Fireplace Information  // Browsing posts in Fireplace Information

Electric Fireplaces: Are They the Best Option for You?

Electric Fireplaces: Are They the Best Option for You?

If you are thinking about adding a fireplace to your home and want a low-maintenance and budget-friendly option, you should consider an electric fireplace. One of the best things about electric fireplaces is that they do not need a chimney or other venting system for installation, so you can add a fireplace anywhere you wish, […]

Read more...

Shopping for a New Fireplace? Buy Before the Rush.

Shopping for a New Fireplace? Buy Before the Rush.

With temperatures soaring this summer, the last thing on your mind is your fireplace. However, this season can be the best time to buy a new fireplace or other heating appliance. Purchasing these types of products in the off-season means that you will not have to wait long to have your new fireplace professionally installed. […]

Read more...

Why You Should Always Read Your Operating Manuals

Why You Should Always Read Your Operating Manuals

Over our years in business, our staff at Bart Fireside has been shocked at the number of customers who have never read the operating manuals for their fireplace, stove, or insert heating appliance. Some people feel that since we professionally installed the appliance, there is no need to read the manual. However, for safety reasons […]

Read more...

Have Your Wood-Burning or Gas-Fueled Heating Appliance Professionally Installed

Have Your Wood-Burning or Gas-Fueled Heating Appliance Professionally Installed

If you do not have a fireplace in your home or if you would like to update your old fireplace, you have the option of installing a new EPA-approved wood-burning or gas fireplace, stove, or insert. However, Bart Fireside would like to stress how important it is for these appliances to be professionally installed. Some […]

Read more...

Let’s Talk About Electric Fireplaces

Let’s Talk About Electric Fireplaces

If you want to easily add a fireplace to your home, your best option is to install an electric fireplace. Electric fireplaces are also a great way to make your old wood-burning masonry fireplace more environmentally friendly and cost-effective. While many of our customers love the experience of a wood-burning fire, plenty of people do […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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. […]

Read more...

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, […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...

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 […]

Read more...