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Fueling Your Ambiance: Gas or Wood Fireplaces – Which Ignites Your Style?

The heart of a New England home often centers around a crackling fire, its warmth chasing away the winter chill with a comforting glow. But if your traditional gas or wood fireplace sends more heat up the chimney than into your living room, or your newer home lacks the ambiance of a hearth, it’s time... Read more

Fireplace Upgrade Vs Replacement

Despite their shortcomings, many homeowners are committed to using their fireplaces. Whether it’s their primary heating source or a supplement to their furnace, fireplaces are a must-have for many people. However, like anything else, fireplaces wear down. If your fireplace has seen better days, you’re probably facing the crucial question of whether to repair or... Read more

The Benefits of Using a Fireplace Insert

Fireplace inserts have become quite popular over the years. Homeowners are becoming more interested as their homes are aging. They are realizing that repairs will be needed on their masonry fireplace. Homeowners are finding that reconstruction repairs can be costly. A fireplace insert may be a solution. You still want to use your fireplace. You... Read more

Choosing Your Perfect Fireplace: A Guide to Finding Your Ideal Hearth

During the chilly Hartford winters, few things are more soothing than curling up with a good book, a cup of hot chocolate (with those cute mini marshmallows), and the fresh scent of a crackling wood-burning fire. So, whether you want to replace an old, outdated, and inefficient fireplace or install a new heating appliance in... Read more

Smelly Chimney & Fireplace Solved!

A fireplace is like a family pet — you love it, but sometimes, it stinks. This post shows you what causes your fireplace and chimney to smell and how to solve the problem. What Causes Chimney and Fireplace Odor Creosote Buildup One of the leading causes of chimney odors is creosote accumulation. Creosote is a... Read more

Avoiding Winter Chimney Fires: Crucial Prevention Tips

Now that the winter is here, the fireplace is a source of heat. Many homeowners use their fireplaces as a heat source. It may be an economical choice considering the cost of energy to heat your home. Let us discuss some of the concerns homeowners may have and how to protect them.  Be aware of... Read more

How Animals Use Chimneys and Preventative Measures

Your chimney can serve as a cozy shelter for wildlife, including bats, opossums, squirrels, and snakes. These creatures seek refuge from predators and cold weather, but their presence can create a mess inside the chimney. Moreover, their straw nests can become a fire hazard. Unfortunately, it can be tough for some of these animals to... Read more

How to Protect Yourself From the Danger of Creosote Buildup

The warmth and atmosphere from a roaring, crackling fireplace are tough to beat. However, while you’re enjoying the coziness, there’s a hidden danger you may not be aware of — creosote. In this post, we look at creosote, the risks, and how to protect your home and family.  What is Creosote? Creosote is a natural... Read more

The Dangers of Ignoring Chimney Leaks

Now that we are in the beginning months of fireplace usage, it’s time to bring awareness to your chimney. If you see any signs of water, you need to contact Northeast Chimney. Water is nothing to laugh at. With the frigid temperatures around the corner, you don’t want water in or around your chimney. What... Read more

The Benefits of a Well-Insulated Chimney in Winter

Homeowners in Hartford, Connecticut, and surrounding townships know winters can be harsh. With average temperatures dropping below freezing for several months a year, it’s important to ensure your home is well-insulated to keep energy costs down and maintain a comfortable indoor temperature in the winter. However, many overlook the benefits of a well-insulated chimney in... Read more

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