Fireplaces help make homes more comfortable as well as provide a good source of heat. Maintaining the fireplace and cleaning the chimney can keep it working for the life of the home. If you are looking for a fireplace company for repairs or upgrades you can use Angie's List to search fireplace companies near you to get professional help.

Chimneys are an essential part of the fireplace and help to maintain consistent heat in the home.  Getting a professional chimney sweep is ideal every year or two.  Using local reviews from chimney sweep pros nearby can help get 3 quotes quickly.

Firewood will provide sufficient heat along with great ambiance that typically comes from a crackling fire.  Some folks opt for gas log fireplaces instead of real wood, but having the right insert along with good heat settings can stil be just as cozy.

Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits

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A standard wood-burning fireplace loses most heat through the chimney.
Electric FireplacesFireplace InsertsElectricFireplace
An electric fireplace can give you that warm glow without a chimney or fireplace maintenance.
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Prices range from around $1,500 to over $20,000.
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An annual chimney inspection can save money and prevent water entry damage.
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Dear Angie: How much would it cost to remove a brick fireplace and chimney, so we can join two rooms? – Irene S. of New York City