A Hot Stove on a Cold Day

Here in the Albany area in Upstate New York, it can get very cold during the winter; sometimes, you wish you had something to provide supplemental heat heating in certain parts of your home. If you have ever thought to yourself that you wished the room was warmer,...

A Holiday Chimney Sweeping

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. For many families, fall is such a busy time of the season. It is super easy to forget or neglect your home maintenance responsibilities. One of the most important tasks you should complete before cold weather is your annual...

The Value of a Chimney Crown and Chimney Cap

When you own a home, there are several important maintenance responsibilities to be aware of. When it comes to your chimney, it is recommended to know what each component does to make your chimney run more efficient. Fortunately, for residents of the Albany area, the...

What Is HeatShield?

Your chimney and fireplace system consists of many different working components to make it run safely and efficiently. One of the most important components is the chimney liner. A liner protects the combustible parts of your home that surround the chimney structure...

All About Wood Stove Fireplace Inserts

Now that colder weather is starting to arrive here in the Albany area, homeowners are starting to get their heating systems ready for winter and looking for ways to increase their heat but decreasing costs. One of the most popular hearth heating appliances with the...

Benefits of Wood Stove Fireplace Inserts

Although you love your old wood-burning masonry fireplace, you realize that it needs to be updated before this winter because of its low energy efficiency and it’s poor heating performance. Over the past several winter seasons, your utility bills have increased...

All About Chimney Inspections

When you own a home with a chimney, you take on the responsibility of ensuring it works safely and efficiently. Before you light the first fire of the year, it is essential to know if there are issues that could lead to dangerous situations. This includes a chimney...

Why You Should Own a Retractable Awning

One of your favorite summer activities is entertaining your friends and family outdoors on your back patio. However, the weather can be just too hot and sunny here in Upstate New York to host any barbecues out there during the daytime. If you find yourself wishing...