How to Start a Fire in a Cold Chimney

Knowing how to start a fire in a fireplace can be challenging enough, but when you’re dealing with a cold chimney, it can be even more difficult. Why? It has a lot to do with airflow. Because your chimney can fill with cold winter air, especially if it’s on an...
How to Safely Scoop Fireplace Ash

How to Safely Scoop Fireplace Ash

Where there’s a wood-burning fire, there will be ash. Ash may seem all-around messy, but it actually offers many advantages – both while it’s in your fireplace and after you remove it. So don’t let the joy of your fire be dampened by the thought of the ash it’s...
Holiday Fireplace Safety Tips

Holiday Fireplace Safety Tips

We at Dunrite Chimney know the value a fireplace adds to your home’s ambiance and comfort, which is why we offer a wide range of services from installations, to fireplace facelifts, to providing the maintenance required to keep your system running efficiently and...
Fireplace Update Ideas for Fall

Fireplace Update Ideas for Fall

Leaves are changing, there’s a chill in the air, and the days are getting shorter. As the rhythm of the changing seasons reminds us that winter is coming, we are also reminded that it’s time for some important home maintenance. And a great place to start? Your...
Do I Need a Chimney Sweeping?

Do I Need a Chimney Sweeping?

The colder seasons are quickly nearing, which means it’s time to have your chimney inspected if you haven’t already. Annual inspections give sweeps the chance to spot any masonry issues or damaged components that could cause your system to run poorly or in ways that...
Fireplace Builder

Fireplace Builder

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Pellet Stoves Long Island, NY

Pellet stoves use compressed pellets (made from wood or other biomass) for fuel and can be either fireplace inserts or free-standing stoves. They can be categorized into two types based on the pellet delivery systems, top-fed and bottom-fed. A top-fed pellet stove...
Chimney Cleaning Long Island New York

Chimney Cleaning Long Island New York

Q. How often should I have my chimney cleaned? This a tougher question than it sounds. The simple answer is: The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom...
Wood Stoves Long Island

Wood Stoves Long Island

Why a Wood Stove? The answer is simple-comforting, economical, and environmentally-friendly. “Whether it’s the warm glow of the fire, the crackle of the wood or the deep penetrating warmth, wood stoves have a way of making people feel relaxed and right at home, yet,...