Expert Chimney & Fireplace Tips

Update Your Home with a Fireplace Remodel

Considering a fireplace remodel? You may be wondering if it’s worth the investment to update a fireplace at all. Of course it is! Find out the why and how of fireplace remodels as Doctor Flue shares wisdom from our 30 years on the job and some of our favorite fireplace facelift before and after shots! […]

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Installing Fireplace Inserts: An Easy Way to Switch to Gas

Enjoy the warmth of a fire with the flick of a switch when you convert your wood-burning fireplace by installing a gas fireplace insert. A gas fireplace can provide efficient warmth and ambience without the additional work associated with wood burning. Installing fireplace inserts is a convenient way to add the modern efficiency of gas […]

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Seal Your Fireplace/Chimney to Prevent Energy Loss & Save Money

The cozy, wood-burning fireplace in your home could be melting away your family’s budget. It’s estimated that American households lose up to 6 billion dollars a year in wasted energy due to a poorly-sealed chimney. Why Does Heat Loss Occur? While the perfect winter scene is set, the fire draws in the oxygen it needs […]

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Best Types of Gas Logs for Your Fireplace

Everybody loves the comfort and warmth of a wood burning fire. But after the flames die down, you’re left with a pile of ashes that eventually need to be removed. Plus, you have to keep up with the storing and stacking of firewood! Gas log appliances offer the beauty of a wood fire but without […]

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Doctor Flue Partners with EPA to Promote the Burn Wise Campaign

As temperatures get colder, many homeowners are starting the first fires of the home heating season. The EPA’s Burn Wise program encourages communities to implement safe burning practices by emphasizing the importance of burning the right wood, the right way, and in the right wood-burning appliance. Working together with Doctor Flue and other partners, the […]

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Don’t Fall Victim to Fireplace Carbon Monoxide Poisoning!

Carbon monoxide gas: You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it – but it can kill you, silently and with little warning. Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning not linked to fires, according to statistics from the Center for Disease Control. More than 20,000 are treated in […]

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Do I Need to Clean My Unused Fireplace?

Open any interior design magazine and you’re likely to spot one: The Unused Fireplace – retired, but still looking great with a stylish makeover. Maybe you’re even considering doing it yourself, thinking you may save money because you won’t need an annual chimney inspection and cleaning. Think again. Your fireplace is more than just decoration. […]

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Fireplace Safety Tips for a Warm and Happy Holiday

The holiday season is in full swing, and your fireplace is likely to take center stage in the celebrations and family gatherings. But is it ready for duty? According to the American Red Cross, nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays, claiming more than 500 lives, causing more than 2,200 injuries, and costing $554 […]

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The Pros and Cons of Pellet Stoves (Plus A Tax Credit!)

After a long, hot summer, many of us welcome the crisp autumn temperatures. That is, right up until we get our heating bill. The rising cost of gas, oil, and electric heat have left many people to seek alternatives to replace or supplement their primary heating source. The two most popular are wood-burning stoves and […]

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Hot Tips for Fireplace & Wood Stove Safety

It’s that time of year – the time when we’d love to grab a book and a beverage and cuddle up in front of a cozy fire. A fireplace or wood stove can take the chill out of the air and a few dollars off your heating bill. But what you burn – and how […]

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