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How to Use your Fireplace During Summer

Are you looking for ways to make your fireplace useable and to have it serve as a focal point even during summer? Here are some tips for New Jersey homeowners on how to continue to use your fireplace even during the warmer summer months. Burn Candles Switch out fire logs for traditional candles to keep […]

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5 Ways to Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel

Just because the holidays are over, that doesn’t mean you can’t make your fireplace mantel a beautiful focal point. Here are some tips that you can use year-round to create gorgeous displays that complement your style and show off your passions. Hang Up a Mirror Hanging a mirror over your mantel offers an elegant touch […]

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Outdoor Fireplace Benefits

A backyard patio or deck is a great place for an outdoor fireplace! If you are thinking of having a wood burning or gas fireplace added to your New Jersey home, here are some of the top benefits of an outdoor fireplace. Added ambiance- Sitting by the fire and cozying up with a loved one […]

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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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