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What Wood Makes the Best Firewood?

Choosing the Best Firewood for Your Wood-Burning Fireplace You’ve got the fireplace, you’ve got the know-how—so what sort of fuel do you use? While all dry wood can burn, some types of firewood are safer and more efficient for heating your home in winter than others. Along with the type of wood you choose, firewood […]

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The Ultimate Wood Fireplace Buying Guide

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Wood-Burning Fireplace Once again, Ottawa’s winter is around the corner. And with it comes the need to layer up in warm clothes and turn on the heat. But some people are hesitant to crank up the thermostat just yet because they know how high their heating bills […]

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A couple sit in high-backed chairs, holding wine glasses, in front of a warm wood burning fireplace.

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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Three white birds sit on top of the chimney of a wood burning fireplace.

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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Wood burning fireplace in Ottawa

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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