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Get More Heat From Your Fireplace with a Fireback

Firebacks reflect heat from your fire back into your home, making your fireplace more efficient.   Stainless steel firebacks will also reflect light, making your entire room glow from the flickering flames. Available in both mirror finish or matte finish, stainless steel firebacks can give a striking, modern look to your fireplace. They work great with just candles in the warmer months, ...

Read More | 10/13/2017 7:18:23 AM


How to Select an Outdoor Fireplace, Fire Pit, or Fire Bowl

  More and more people are entertaining in their back yards, gathering friends and family around a fire pit, and outdoor fireplace, or a fire bowl.  While these are all great additions to your patio or yard, choosing the right one requires some thought.  Below are five guidelines for choosing an outdoor fire feature.    Be clear in your goals.  Do you plan to co...

Read More | 10/9/2017 7:05:07 AM


How to Decorate a Fireplace for the Fall Season!

  Using pumpkins to decorate mantels, hearths and fireboxes brings fall color into the home. With its warm, crackly fire and central location within a room, the fireplace is a prime spot for seasonal displays. Pumpkins are a highlight of the fall season, so why not make them the centerpiece of fireplace decorating? To avoid pumpkin overload, choose one or two of these fall decorating idea...

Read More | 10/5/2017 1:43:11 PM


10 Reasons to Add a Gas Fireplace in your Home

10 Reasons to Add a Gas Fireplace in your Home 1) Fireplaces add value and desirability to a home. According to the National Center for Real Estate Research, fireplaces can increase the value of the average home by 6-12%!    2) It’s not as expensive as you might think. Remodeling a room by adding a gas fireplace can cost as little as $5,000 installed, resulting in a dramatic ...

Read More | 10/5/2017 1:27:51 PM


Fall Chimney and Cleaning Inspections

"Fall Chimney and Cleaning Inspections" - Importance of a Clean Chimney  Have you gotten your chimney cleaned or inspected lately? Chimney Cleaning should occur at least once a year for safety, soundness and correct clearance purposes. Without these things being approached, it can lead to carbon monoxide poisening throughout the home, and has potential to start house fires. These chances ...

Read More | 9/26/2017 1:18:48 PM


Angie's List Super Service Award

We are proud to be a recipient of the 2014 Super Service Award from Angie's List!          Press Release: Fireplace & Chimney Authority Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service   Fireplace & Chimeny Authority has earned the service industry’s coveted Angi...

Read More | 4/14/2015 1:17:34 PM


Spring Cleaning and Chimney Inspections ~ A perfect combination

The Benefits of a Springtime Chimney Cleaning It’s wonderful to enjoy a crackling fire when it’s cold outside.  But after the long winter months are over, it’s nice to give the house a good spring cleaning.  There’s something about being able to enjoy the warm outside air that makes it especially compelling to get indoor spaces freshened up.  But how fres...

Read More | 3/18/2015 1:13:13 PM


Memphis Grills

Winner of Vesta Award for Best in Show and also winner of the best wood and barbecue smoker. Memphis wood fire girlls are 3-in-1 Outdoor Cooking Centres. They combine the following wood-fired appliances: High-Temperature Grill, Low' n' SLow Smoker, and High Performance Convection Oven. No other pellet, gas, charcoal, or propane grill on the market today can accurately claim to have the full con...

Read More | 12/22/2014 5:48:42 PM


Grilled Mushrooms Foil Packet Recipe

If you like to grill foods at a picnic, here’s a great vegetarian option. Prepare these packets at home, then pack them, ready to grill, in your picnic basket. The recipe is inspired by one in Patricia Wells’s cookbook “Vegetable Harvest.” You can make this with cultivated or wild mushrooms.   1 pound large mushrooms (regular, portobello, wild, oyster or a combina...

Read More | 11/10/2014 5:45:58 PM


How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

Brick is one of the least expensive and most durable building materials and its heat resistant properties make it one of the most popular for fireplaces. Even with all of its fine qualities, the aesthetic look of brick is not appealing to everyone, nor is it compatible with many decorating schemes. If your tastes run to cleaner, sleeker and more modern colors and textures, a brick fireplace wil...

Read More | 11/10/2014 5:44:01 PM


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