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What to Do Before Lighting Your First Fall Fire

A Safety Guide for Your Wood-Burning Fireplace & Wood Inserts It’s starting to be that time of year where we’re opting for hot cocoa over iced tea, and warm sweaters over tank tops. And with cooler Ottawa weather comes warm evenings by a crackling fire in your wood-burning fireplace or wood inserts. Nothing quite beats […]

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Why Is Your Fireplace Smoking Up the House?

Diagnosing the Most Common Causes of Smoke in a Wood-Burning Fireplace As catchy as it is, the classic Talking Heads song “Burning Down the House” should not describe how your fireplace works. When smoke starts billowing back down the flue or coming out of the firebox, you’ve got a problem. Smoke isn’t just bad for […]

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How Often Do You Need To Clean Your Chimney?

Everything You Need to Know about Chimney Cleaning, Fireplace Inspections, and More Chimneys need regular cleanings and inspections to ensure they are safe to use. When burning logs in a wood burning fireplace or a wood stove, creosote and soot gradually accumulate on your chimney liner, smoke chamber, damper, and firebox. This buildup is problematic […]

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How to make your wood burning fireplace more eco-friendly.

How to Make Your Wood Burning Fireplace More Eco-Friendly

Tips to Improve Your Environmental Footprint When Using Your Wood-Burning Fireplace With winter here, and the recent arrival of the first snowfall, you’re probably using your wood-burning fireplace on a regular basis. Wood fireplaces provide heat and comfort for our long, cold, and dark winter season. With an abundance of wood in Canada, it’s an […]

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Read our maintenance tips for your wood and gas fireplace before the winter.

How to Prep Fireplaces for Winter

Maintenance Tips to Get the Most Out of Wood and Gas Fireplaces This Winter The chilly autumn weather is finally here, and if you’re like most fireplace owners, you can’t wait to light up your first fire of the season. But before you do so, there are important maintenance steps you need to complete. Both […]

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Use these handy fireplace tools when its time to update the look of your brick fireplace.

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

Update the Look of Your Brick Fireplace with These Painting Tips and Fireplace Tools With the arrival of autumn comes cooler days and even colder nights that are perfect for sitting by the fire. But if your brick fireplace is looking a bit dirty and outdated, you might want to upgrade your fireplace before enjoying […]

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Warm weather means it's time to give your wood-burning fireplace a cleaning and remove the ash that's built up over the winter.

Easy Wood-Burning Fireplace Tips and Tricks

DIY Tips to Make Cleaning Your Wood Fireplace Easy Now that warm weather is finally here, you can take a break from using your wood-burning fireplace to give it a much-needed spring cleaning. Wood-burning fireplaces are fairly easy to clean, but if you want to clean your chimney, contact the chimney cleaning experts to get […]

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Improve Your Home with A Wood Burning Fireplace This Spring

Spring Is the Best Time to Start Home Improvements, Including Installing a Wood-Burning Fireplace So You Can Enjoy the Many Benefits of Wood Heating All Year Long Wood is an excellent heating source for long winters and cooler evenings during the spring, summer, and fall. Instead of relying solely on gas or electric heating in […]

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Fireplace tools include kettles, letting you cook during power outages.

The Perfect Evening With No Power

Having the Right Fireplace Tools Can Make All the Difference We’ve all been there, searching and feeling around for a flashlight during a power outage, trying to find those candles that were tucked away for just these occasions. Having to maneuver around in the dark is never an ideal scenario, so being prepared and having […]

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Update Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

Warmer, safer and more energy efficient – what’s not to love about gas fireplaces? We understand that a wood-burning fireplace looks beautiful and smells great. Unfortunately, it is not the most practical heat source when you need to get through a chilly Canadian winter, which is why so many people are electing to switch to […]

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