2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Fireplace’ Category

4 Signs It Is Time to Clean Out Your Fireplace

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Spring cleaning doesn’t just apply to the visible parts of your home. You also need to keep your home’s systems clean too. There is a reason why HVAC experts encourage people to change their system filters to keep their air conditioner and heater clean. Your fireplace and chimney need to be kept clean too.

A dirty fireplace is one that can create trouble for your home, even when you aren’t using it. Don’t let your fireplace get too murky! Schedule your fireplace cleaning in Edina, MN services today to help your home all year long.

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Choosing a Fireplace: What You Should Know

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

If you were about the choose a new paint color for your home or a new refrigerator for your kitchen, would you make this decision without discussing it in depth? Probably not! The same should apply to a fireplace selection.

We get the idea that a fireplace is a fireplace. But, much like a refrigerator or, more appropriately, a heater, there is more than one of these systems to choose from. And you deserve a fireplace that suits your needs in every way possible.

We provide fireplace installation in Bloomington, MN to guarantee that you are able to enjoy your new fireplace for as long as possible. Let’s discuss how you can make sure that the fireplace you select is the exact one you want.

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5 Reasons to Add a Fireplace To Your Home

Monday, October 25th, 2021
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A fireplace can take any room in your home and add the extra something to it–not to mention how much warmer it can make your indoor space. As we start heading into the cooler months of the year, you may find yourself wondering if it is worthwhile to add a fireplace to your home.

If you ask us, we’d say it might be. Sadly, not every home is built to accommodate a fireplace and chimney. However, if yours is, and you want a fireplace, we are more than happy to help. There are plenty of reasons why getting a fireplace installation in St. Paul, MN is a great idea.

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6 Reasons to Choose a Gas Fireplace

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Maybe you’ve been hemming and hawing about ditching your wood-burning fireplace. Or perhaps you are simply trying to decide if adding a gas fireplace to the house is a good idea. Whatever your situation you are finding yourself wondering if that gas fireplace installation is worth it.

Switching or installing a gas fireplace in your home is a big decision and we can help. Here we’ve provided some of the reasons you may want to decide to get a gas fireplace. If you choose to go this route, our team is ready and waiting to help with your gas fireplace installation in Minneapolis, MN.

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Come to Us To Get Your New Fireplace Set Up

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Having a fireplace can be one of the most wonderful investments you can make in your home. When people are looking to build a new home or going through a renovation to make significant home improvements, the addition of a fireplace can often be seen as an excellent addition.

From wood-burning fireplaces to gas fireplaces, having this system in your home can make the space amazing, create a great environment, provide you with affordable heating, and make the holiday season in your Plymouth home more cozy and comfortable.

Of course, fireplace installation in Plymouth, MN is no joke. Unlike other home improvement projects, fireplace installation is not a task you should handle yourself. It is always a good idea to seek professional help. We will discuss some of the reasons why it is better to hire a professional company for fireplace installation so that you can get the best value out of your investment.

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We Can Help Clean Your Fireplace

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Are you getting a jumpstart on your spring cleaning to-do list? If so, we applaud you! But we also want to make sure that your fireplace doesn’t miss out on the benefits of this yearly cleaning activity. It can be easy to forget sometimes but, no matter which type of fireplace you have, you really do need to schedule a regular fireplace cleaning in Minneapolis, MN to keep things in working order.

Before you grab the dust rag and vacuum though, we want to make sure you understand that fireplace cleaning isn’t something to do on your own. While many homeowners know how to do some tasks, such as clearing out their ash dump if they have a wood-burning fireplace, cleaning your fireplace is a job best left to the professionals. Let us explain how we can help and why it is important to let a technician be the one to help clean things up.

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Don’t Let Your Fireplace Fall Apart

Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Everyone has their own design styles for their home. Maybe you look a more modern look in your home or perhaps you opt for vintage decor. Whatever you choose, you deserve to have a fireplace that works with your style rather than against it. With that said, a fireplace that seems to be falling apart is NOT a great way to give your home that “vintage” feel. In fact, it can be dangerous.

Whether it is a gas fireplace insert or a traditional wood-burning fireplace, if you notice that it looks like your fireplace could turn into a pile of bricks with a strong breeze, you should be concerned. You’ll want to schedule a fireplace inspection in Bloomington, MN to have a professional assess this part of your home and put together a plan to restore it before it puts you in danger.

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Should You Go For a Gas Fireplace?

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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Have you ever gotten into one of those debates with a friend over whether physical books or a digital reader was better? They both accomplish the same goal (letting you read that new book) but many people maintain that the experience is very different. We can get into discussions just like this about wood-burning and gas fireplaces.

When you are getting ready to schedule a fireplace installation in Bloomington, MN, you may find yourself faced with this same debate. Which option is better? Most people have their own opinions. But we aren’t here to debate, we’re here to help you learn more about the option you may know the least about: gas fireplaces.

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3 Fireplace Repairs You May Need

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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That oppressive summertime heat seems to have finally taken a break and left things around here a little less sweltering. The change in the weather has even started to make things a lot cooler at night which means it is the perfect time to dust of your fireplace and enjoy a nice night with the family around those flames.

But wait! Before you get started, we need to make sure you’re going to be safe this season. Have you had your fireplace checked and your chimney cleaned yet? If not, you need to! You never know if you have a possible fireplace repair in Edina, MN that might be harmful to your comfort and dangerous to your home otherwise!

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What Fireplace Do You Want For Your Home?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

gas-fireplace-insertYou finally got the house that you have been dreaming of and everything is settling down at last. The boxes are unpacked and the house is set up but there is something missing. A nice fireplace would be the perfect addition to your home! But installing a fireplace into a home that didn’t have one previously is no task for the untrained.

If you are looking to add a fireplace to your home, you’ll need to reach out to us for a fireplace installation in St. Paul, MN. We can work with you to determine the best possible placement for your new system and get it installed effectively and neatly. All you will need to do is decide what type of fireplace you are looking for.

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