Melissa

4 Steps for Preventing Mosquito Borne Diseases and the Zika Virus

We know that mosquito control can be a real headache, especially right now with all of the worries of contracting the Zika virus. The Zika virus is a mosquito borne disease that has been getting national attention as of the last few months. The #1 way to prevent getting sick »

How to Clean your Wood Stove to Keep it in Tip Top Shape

Hello I am Melissa from NorthlineExpress and today I will be talking about how to keep your wood stove clean. I will touch base on the 4 main areas of your stove that you should focus on and how frequently. I love my wood stove and it works hard for »

Product Comparison: Jensen's Real Flame and Sunjel Gel Fuel

Do you enjoy the ambiance that a fire burning in a fireplace offers but hate the mess and hassle that it brings? You are in luck we have an alternative fuel source for you. Gel Fuel is an alternative that will give you the look of a real fire with »

Dangers of Creosote Build-up for Chimneys and Homes

Wood burners that have been heating with wood for years are familiar with the dangers of having excess amounts of creosote in a chimney flue. However, homeowners that are new to wood burning may not. So today we are going to take a look creosote, what it is, and how »

Loveless Ash Vacuums - Why They are Top of the Line Ash Vacs

Using an ash bucket and shovel is a common way to remove ashes but it is definitely not the best or easiest way. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just vacuum out your wood stove or fireplace and not have to worry about ash getting all over the »

How to Considerably Lower the Risk of a Chimney Fire

Well the wood burning season is not quite over yet which means that we are not out of the woods when it comes to the risk of a chimney fire. The risk is there as long as you are burning wood in a fireplace or wood stove. The health of »

Don't Just Choose Any Ol' Hearth Rack, Choose the Right One!

To properly maintain and operate a fireplace or wood stove you need to have all of the essentials close by and organized. Keeping it all on your hearth can make a cluttered mess if you let it. So don’t let it! Consider an all in one unit that will »

Should You Remove Wood Ash Completely After Each Burn?

As a wood burner you know well that burning wood leaves behind ashes. The type of wood that you burn is directly related to the amounts of wood ash that you will be left with, but there will always be ashes remaining with a wood fire. There has been a »

Save up to $400 a Year on Heating Costs with the Chimney Balloon

Did you know that you could be losing money by not using your fireplace? Are you looking to save hundreds of dollars in lost energy costs each year? The average homeowner spends about $400 annually in wasted energy because of air leaks into and out of the home thru a »

Top Rated Firestarters for getting Fires Going, Even when Wet

If you have ever started a fire, whether it be in a fireplace, wood stove, or fire pit, you most likely already know that getting the fire started can be a bit more difficult than just laying wood on the grate and lighting it. It may seem silly but starting »

How to get Your Fire Going with a Power Bellows

I am sure most of you serious wood burners out there have experienced trying to get a stubborn fire going by blowing on it until your lungs are hurting or you have a set of old fashioned bellows that are just not as simple to use. That is why our »

Keep the Dust Down with the Hearth Country Ash Vac

Are you tired of cleaning out your fireplace or wood stove the hard way with a shovel and broom? Well I am here today to tell you about how the Hearth Country Ash Vac can help make it easier on you. Choose the right Ash Vac The safely remove COLD »

What to Measure before Purchasing a Chimney Cap

Choosing a chimney cap can be an overwhelming task but fortunately determining what size chimney cap you need isn’t as difficult as it seems. Grab a tape measure, pencil, paper, and a ladder. You will need these items to get up on your roof to physically inspect and measure »

Metropolitan Ethanol Fireplace Creates the Illusion of a Real Fire!

Want the beautiful flicker of a dancing fire but you don’t have a fireplace or the room to install one? This attractive and super chic, Metropolitan Anywhere Fireplace will give you the ambiance of a cozy fire in your small space. It’s sleek tempered glass front and back »

Screen Types to Choose from for your Fireplace

A fireplace screen can add style to your hearth and make your fireplace the center of attention in your home. All the while protecting wood floors, carpet, and surrounding hearth furniture from popping sparks, hot embers, and rolling logs. I am Melissa and today I will talk about the different »