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Preparing your Fireplace for Spring Season

Before planning to spend warm days outdoors, it is important for homeowners to prepare their fireplaces for the season change. Bowden’s Fireside can recommend the proper fireplace maintenance to welcome the Spring Season, which will save you time and money, as well as help keep your family safe. The type of fireplace you own, either […]

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The Best Time for a Chimney Cleaning is in Spring

As the weather begins to warm up, people tend to forget about their fireplace and do not take proper care and maintenance of their hearth. It is obvious that most homeowners use their fireplaces in the Winter and Fall months when the weather is very cold. Yet, many people are unaware that the best time […]

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Tips for Wood Stove Safety

Wood stoves are often a more efficient way to heat your home than traditional fireplaces. Many wood stoves can even provide warmth for more than one room. Yet, more than 4,000 residential fires each year are started by wood stoves. To keep your wood stove operating safely, consider these tips: Check with your local fire department […]

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Benefits of Installing a Chimney Cap

Many homeowners with fireplaces and chimneys do not realize that a chimney cap is an important accessory to your chimney system. A chimney cap is a metal topper that covers the opening of your flue, providing protection to your chimney and home. Installing a chimney cap is a simple and relatively inexpensive option that can […]

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Wood Ash Use and Benefits

Do you have a wood burning fireplace but don’t know what to do with the messy ash? Don’t throw it away!  Wood ash has many practical uses around the home and even in the garden/yard. Here are some benefits of using wood ash outside of the fireplace. HOUSEHOLD CLEANER AND SILVER POLISH White wood ash […]

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Gas Fireplaces vs. Wood Fireplaces

With summer rolling right around the corner, what better way to decide on whether a gas fireplace or a wood fireplace is best for your home. Summer is one of the best times to get a fireplace installed but the ultimate question is do you want a gas fireplace or a wood fireplace? Both have […]

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Essential Questions to Ask Before Buying a Fireplace

If you’re dreaming about adding a fireplace to your home, you’re not alone. Realtor.com ranked fireplaces number one in its 2015 list of must-have home features, Houzz recently named hearths and fire features as a top trend for 2016, and fireplaces are the most-desired decorative appearance product in a new home. Of all the home […]

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Warm Up Your Outdoor Living Space with a New Outdoor Fireplace

I know you’ve аlrеаdу felt іt: a cool settling іntо thе summer night аnd thе dimming оf оur trusty blue sky соmіng earlier аnd earlier. Wіth summer tоо quickly reaching a close аnd cool Autumn оn іtѕ wау, it’s tіmе tо spark uр thе fireplace, аnd brace оurѕеlvеѕ fоr chilly аnd chillier temps. But don’t […]

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