1. Fire Safety Tips for Kids

    When you have a fireplace in your home and you also have children in the home, you need to place an added emphasis on fire safety. While fireplaces are not dangerous when used properly and well-maintained, they can be hazardous in the hands of small children. Make sure your kids have a deep understanding of the importance of fire safety from the time they are very young. As Western Maryland's sour…Read More

  2. Making Your Home Cozy for Winter

    As the weather cools down outside we spend more time indoors enjoying our homes. You want your home to feel cozy and inviting in the fall and winter months and add some warmth into your home’s atmosphere. Read on to find out how to transition your home during the colder months, and how to make it inviting, relaxing, and cozy. Add in Textiles One way to make any room a little softer is by adding …Read More

  3. The Benefits of Having a Fireplace

    If you are considering adding a fireplace or woodstove to your home, or are considering buying a home with a fireplace, you are making a great choice! Fireplaces are great for many reasons, and add character to any home. Read on to learn more about the benefits of having a fireplace or woodstove! Warmth Burning wood indoors produces heat, and that can be great for cold fall and winter nights. Even…Read More

  4. Chimney Care Plus, Your Local Chimney Specialist

    Just like a man, your fireplace is not an island. It is connected to your house through the attic or upstairs. Generally, homeowners know little about the condition of their chimney and that can be a dangerous situation. The elements in this part of the country are legendary for destroying things. The cold,  damp winter can take the mortar between bricks and shatter it. Think that you are exempt …Read More

  5. Heat And Energy

    You drive your vehicle everyday but, do you really give much thought to the exhaust system in your car? An internal combustion engine is fairly efficient in its operation and the leftover gasses that are expelled out of the tailpipe are relatively clean (Now we all know that “clean” exhaust emissions is a relative term because there is much debate about that sort of thing.). When an internal c…Read More

  6. Summer Maintenance

    Summer is now upon us and the days are getting longer. The air conditioner has, no doubt, taken the place of your cozy fireplace. Warm nights are now a fact of life, and generally it is not that common to use your fireplace during the summer months. While you love your fireplace, it is imperative that it is in good working order for the changes in temperature that tends to sneak up on us in the fa…Read More