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Prepare Your Fireplace for Fall

Prepare Your Fireplace for Fall

As fall is approaching and the temperatures are dropping, now is the perfect time to start preparing your fireplace for colder weather. Since it has been quite a few months since you have used your fireplace, Bart Fireside recommends that you take care of a few maintenance tasks for safety and efficiency reasons. To help […]

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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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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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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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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, South Carolina, end up using various odds and […]

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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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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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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 fuel reacts with the oxygen in the air is known as […]

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Family Fire Safety

Family Fire Safety

Ensuring Fire Safety for the Family Take Precautions It is always important to spend time with your family and cold, winter nights around a fireplace make a great way to do it. A fireplace is so much better and cozier than the glow from a smartphone! But using a fireplace means education about fire safety […]

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Maintaining Your Prefabricated Fireplace

Maintaining Your Prefabricated Fireplace

Optimize Safety & Efficiency In any home with a chimney, there is either a masonry fireplace or a prefabricated fireplace. The difference is that a prefabricated fireplace is built in a factory and intended to be assembled in the home. Here are Bart Fireside, we offer many models that are also energy -efficiency. Homeowners believe […]

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