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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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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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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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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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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 just about every conundrum imaginable, and we’ve done our best […]

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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, South Carolina, but less obvious is the role that […]

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What Kind of Gas Stove is Right for Me?

What Kind of Gas Stove is Right for Me?

Home is Where the Gas Stove is Ever wonder what makes a house feel more like home? It’s that warm, cozy feeling you get even on a cold winter’s night. This can only be achieved if you put a little extra love into your house. Some say it’s the furniture, some say the interior design, […]

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Increasing Your Energy-Efficiency

Increasing Your Energy-Efficiency

Energy-efficient Options for Heating The United States Energy Department ranks electric heating of any kind the most expensive and least efficient ways of heating a home. Thankfully there are several different options for heating that can also be a wonderful addition to your home that is warm and inviting. Fireplace A typical fireplace in the […]

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