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Fireplace Refacing - Early Times

<b>Fireplace Refacing: How You Can Improve Your Fireplace for a Fresh Update</b><p>A fireplace is a very attractive feature to have in a home and adds quite a …

Interior Design

Ash Disposal: What You Need to Know - Early Times

<b>Proper Ash Disposal: What You Should Know</b><p>Did you know that every year the fire department responds to thousands of cases of fires caused by …

Home Improvement

What to Do If You Have a Blocked Flue Liner - Early Times

Chimneys are an important feature of a home, and having a blocked chimney flue liner can result in many issues. The purpose of a chimney is to …

Home Improvement

All About Awning Parts - Early Times

All About Different Awning Parts<p>Awnings have been around as an architectural staple for centuries. Awnings were born from the need to create shelter …

Home Improvement

What to Do When You Have Chimney Backdraft Problems

Chimney backdraft isn’t a matter that should be taken lightly. Back drafting causes a myriad of issues such as pushing harmful and toxic gases into …

Fireplace Restoration: Everything You Need To Know - Early Times

<b>Everything You Need to Know About Fireplace Restoration</b><p>Your fireplace should provide the warmth and the atmosphere to make your home a cozy and …

How to Clean Awnings Like a Pro - Early Times

<b>How to Clean Awnings Like A Pro</b><p>Do you want to save some money and help your home and business to stay in better shape? Cleaning your awnings can make …

What is Chimney Updraft? - Early Times

What’s a Chimney Updraft?<p>The warm, comfy feel that a fireplace provides can make any winter more tolerable. There are many components that go into a …

How to Maximize Dryer Efficiency - Early Times

<b>How to Improve Dryer Efficiency</b><p>Has your dryer extended the amount of time it needs to effectively dry a load of laundry? A busy family has no time to …

Why Chimney Balloons Don't Work - Early Times

Why You Should Avoid Using a Chimney Balloon<p>If you find yourself trolling YouTube for the latest drafty chimney hack or researching a chimney …

Why You Should Avoid Fake Fireplaces - Early Times

Why You Should Avoid Getting a Fake Fireplace Instead of the Real Thing<p>Is there anything cozier than a fireplace? Just the word alone evokes imagery …

Chimney Video Inspection: What Are the Benefits? - Early Times

Benefits of a Chimney Video Inspection<p>Do you know when your chimney was last inspected by a professional? If you don’t recall off the top of your …

Fireplace Not Drafting? - Early Times

Fireplace Not Drafting? Here’s What to Do<p>Lighting a fire in your home is one of the many joys of the colder seasons. When you first moved into your …

Fireplace Covers That Are Just Plain Cool - Early Times

<b>11 Cool Fireplace Covers You Can’t Pass Up</b><p>Your fireplace has the potential to make a bold statement in your room, even if a fire isn’t currently …

Dealing with Chimney Draft Problems - Early Times

How to Deal with Your Chimney Draft Problems<p>Is there anything more comforting on a winter evening than a crackling fire in the comfort of your own …

7 Things To Consider When Getting A Home Inspection - Early Times

Buying a house is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make. If you stay in your home long-term, it’ll usually take between 15-30 …

Cellulose Insulation vs Fiberglass

Cellulose Insulation vs Fiberglass: Which Is Better for Your Home?<p>Are you looking for ways to improve the value of your home? Does the task seem …

How to Identify and Fix Common Chimney Problems - Early Times

Common Chimney Problems: How to Spot and Fix Them<p>Fireplaces are great during the cold of winter when you need a little heat. A home definitely feels …

How to Clean Fireplace Glass Doors - Early Times

Having a fireplace is one of the best ways to keep warm during the frigid months of the year. That’s why it’s not only good to have it working right, …

Being a Member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild - Early Times

What Does it Mean to Be a Member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild?<p>If your home has a chimney, when was the last time you had it professionally …

How to Season Firewood - Early Times

How to Season Firewood Properly<p>Most people don’t know firewood that’s chopped down from a tree usually retains about 50% water. This causes a lot of …

Chimney Spalling Brick - Early Times

What to Do When Your Chimney Has Spalling Brick<p>Whether you use your fireplace for aesthetics, keeping warm or both, you want to make sure it’s in …

How Does a Chimney Work? - Early Times

As homeowners, there are tons of to-do’s to cross off your check list. There are weekly, monthly and yearly maintenance reviews for absolutely …

Fireplace Mantel Ideas - Early Times

6 Awesome Fireplace Mantel Ideas<p>Having a fireplace without the right mantel decor is like having a kitchen with mismatched cabinets. The fireplace …

How to Clean a Fireplace - Early Times

Whether you’re lighting up those logs to keep the house warm or using the fireplace as an eye-catching focal point, it’s important to keep it free of …

Fireplace Remodel Ideas to Enhance Your Home

Fireplace Remodel Ideas and Tips to Enhance Your Home<p>Are you tired of looking at your old and worn out fireplace? Did you recently move into a new …

How to Get Rid of Fireplace Smell - Early Times

Fireplace Smell: How Do You Get Rid of It?<p>Using your fireplace is great during the winter. It keeps your home warm while looking absolutely stunning. …

Do I Need a Chimney Liner? Here's How to Tell - Early Times

Do I Need a Chimney Liner? We’re Here to Help<p>When you use your fireplace, you want to have the assurance of knowing that it’s as safe as possible. If …

How to Convert a Gas Fireplace to Wood

Convert a Gas Fireplace to Wood: What You Need to Know<p>Although gas fireplaces offer convenience, ease of use and similar aesthetics to a traditional …

8 Dryer Maintenance Tips You Must Know

Use These 8 Dryer Maintenance Tips to Keep Yours Working Great<p>Since the release of the electrically operated clothes dryer in 1938, households across …