Put your Patio to Use During Early Spring Weeks

Spring is right around the corner, but who wants to wait that long to get outside and start enjoying their patio? NorthlineExpress has some heat sources that will make it more enjoyable for everyone to get outside and enjoy your patios without having to worry about what the temperatures will »

Choosing the Right Size Chimney Brush to Clean Your Flue

There are many types and sizes of chimneys so before you choose a chimney brush you will need to measure the inner dimensions of the chimney that you are going to be cleaning. When measuring the dimensions of your chimney, you will need to get up on your roof. Make »

Protect your Homes' Floors and Walls During a Wood Stove Installation

There are many variables involved to ensure a safe and efficient wood stove installation. When planning for the installation of a wood stove, you always want to make sure that you plan for everything and this includes how you will protect your home’s floors or walls. Protecting the floor »

Choosing a Fireplace Rug to Compliment your Hearth

Rugs keep our feet warm and prevent us from slipping on slick tiles. But some serve a more specific purpose such as protecting the flooring beneath, especially in high traffic areas or around your fireplace or wood stove. Fireplace rugs are specifically designed rugs that help prevent fire and other »

Tips for Removing Wood Ash

The type of wood that you burn is directly related to the amount of wood ash that you will be left with. And there will always be ashes remaining with a wood fire. A common question is whether it is a good idea to remove wood ash from the fireplace »

Why Chimney Maintenance Is Important During the Burning Season

The main reason for in-season chimney maintenance is creosote buildup. While you can somewhat control the amount of creosote buildup, if you are burning wood, it is inevitable. There are only two ways to prevent creosote formation in chimneys: -   Keeping the chimney above 250-degree F all the way up. »

The Importance of Monitoring Humidity Levels

Maintaining household humidity levels with a wood stove or fireplace in your home can be tricky. You need to have a certain amount of moisture in your home in order for you to be healthy and feel comfortable. If you have too little or too much moisture in the air, »

Why Does Wood Stove Smoke Come Back Into My Home?

Does your wood stove push smoke back inside your home? Sometimes people will see smoke when lighting a wood stove, while it is burning, or when they open the door of the stove to add wood or tend to the fire. The wood stove burns the wood, generates heat, and »

Reasons to Add a Fireback to Your Fireplace

Firebacks have adorned fireplaces since the colonial times, although mostly to protect the fireplace. Today there are more exciting benefits into making your fireplace more efficient. Let's go over some reasons that you should be using a fireback in your fireplace. Protect the Fireplace’s Structure with a FirebackLet’s »

The Dangers of Burning Unsafe Items

Burning anything other than wood in your fireplace or wood stove can be extremely dangerous for many reasons. Fireplaces and wood stoves are meant to burn wood, but often people are tempted to use them as mini personal incinerators. You may think that it is better to burn up certain »