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Reasons Your Gas Fireplace Isn’t Working

Gas fireplaces have several benefits: they’re easy to control, efficient at heating, and clean-burning. Every once in a while, however, there will be issues that need to be addressed. Below are some common problems with gas fireplaces and how to fix them: Why Won’t My Gas Fireplace Start? There are several issues that might prevent a Read more

Fireplace vs Stove: The Wood Burning Showdown

Wood is good!  But when it comes to deciding between different wood-burning solutions for heating your home, some comparison shopping is in order.  Today we’ll look at the features of wood fireplaces and stoves, and see how each “stacks up.”  Get it?  Wood…stacks up.  Anyway, let’s compare some of the key features to look out Read more

Why Your Fireplace is Smelly

Choose the best – High’s Chimney for Chimney Services Have you been dealing with an odor in your home that seems to be coming from your fireplace and chimney?  The good news is that putting up with bad smells doesn’t have to be a part of your fireplace experience.  First you need to identify what Read more

Wood burning Inserts for your Fireplace

Wood Burning Inserts for your Fireplace Few things are as satisfying as cozying up to a fireplace on a cold day. Unfortunately, fireplaces aren’t meant to run unsupervised, and cannot effectively heat your entire house. Luckily, there are ways to turn your fireplace into super efficient heating: wood burning fireplace inserts. These inserts are designed Read more

The Difference Between Fireplaces and Fireplace Inserts

What’s the difference between Fireplaces and Fireplace Inserts? There is a lot of confusion about these terms. After all, a “fireplace” ought to be any place you can have a fire, right? Yep, but there is a difference anyway and today I’ll lay it out for everyone. What is a fireplace? When folks talk about Read more

Gas Log Fireplaces vs. Wood Burning Fireplaces

The gas log fireplace has a number of advantages over a traditional wood burning fireplace. While some of the reasons might appear to be obvious others might turn a few curious glances. Gas fireplaces do not have the same amount of realism and the impact of a wood burning fireplace, but with added features gas Read more

Ventless Gas Fireplace Basics

It is much easier and more attractive to use ventless gas fireplace logs today as safety and log designs have become much more realistic. During the coldest winter months, sitting next to a fire serves both aesthetic psychological warmth and real physical warmth. Electric and gas heaters offer no character and are hideous boxy structures Read more

How Do You Stop Smoke From Crossing Over From One Fireplace Chimney To Another?

If you have two fireplaces with flues running up the same chimney structure, (like the picture) you are often a candidate for the problem of smoke crossover. Smoke crossover is when one chimney is breathing out smoke from the fire, and the other chimney is breathing in outside air to equalize the pressure in the Read more