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Welcome to the Early Times Home Solutions blog! We cover everything from chimney sweeeping and fireplaces to patio awnings and everything else in-between.

fireplace installation

Why You Should Get Professional Fireplace Installation

Find out why fireplace installation is best left to the pros.

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does a fireplace add value to a house

Does a Fireplace Add Value to a House?

Find out why a fireplace will add value to your home.

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fireplace tile

7 Great Fireplace Tile Ideas

Check out these awesome fireplace tile ideas for inspiration.

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chimney safety institute of america

What is the Chimney Safety Institute of America?

The Chimney Safety Institute of America educates the public about the dangers of chimney fires, safety and maintenance of chimneys, and the training and certifications of chimney industry professionals.

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how to clean your dryer

How to Clean Your Dryer Safely and Effectively

Find out how to clean your dryer effectively and safely to keep your dryer running efficiently. Learn more about dryer cleaning in this article.

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porch awnings

Why Porch Awnings Are a Great Addition

Here’s what you need to know about porch awnings and why they’re a great addition to any porch, deck or patio.

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diy chimney sweep

DIY Chimney Sweeping: Why It’s a Bad Idea

DIY chimney sweeping is a bad idea and should be left to the trained professionals. Here’s why.

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Energy Efficient Home

Learn how you can cut your energy bills with a more energy efficient home.

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fireplace refacing

Fireplace Refacing

Learn how you can reface your fireplace to give your home a fresh, new look.

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ash disposal

Ash Disposal: What You Need to Know

We’ll show you the importance of proper ash disposal.

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blocked flue liner

What to Do If You Have a Blocked Flue Liner

A blocked flue liner can cause many problems. Find out how you can find out if your liner is blocked and how to fix it.

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awning parts

All About Awning Parts

Learn the different parts of an awning.

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chimney backdraft problems

What to Do When You Have Chimney Backdraft

Do you have chimney backdraft problems? Read this article to figure out the cause and how you can fix the problem.

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fireplace restoration

Fireplace Restoration: Everything You Need To Know

Get started on your fireplace restoration today!

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how to clean awnings

How to Clean Awnings Like a Pro

Cleaning your awnings isn’t a difficult task if you know how to do it. We’ll show you how to wash awnings like the pros.

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chimney updraft

What is Chimney Updraft?

Learn what chimney updraft is and why it’s important.

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dryer efficiency

How to Maximize Dryer Efficiency

Learn how you can improve dryer efficiency.

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chimney balloon

Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Chimney Balloons

Learn why you should steer clear of using a chimney balloon to solve your problems.

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fake fireplace

Why You Should Avoid Fake Fireplaces

Don’t settle for a fake fireplace. See why getting a real one is the way to go.

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video inspection

Chimney Video Inspection: What Are the Benefits?

Sometimes, a regular chimney inspection just ins’t enough. You may need a video inspection to see what’s really going on in your chimney.

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fireplace not drafting

Fireplace Not Drafting?

Learn what you should do if your fireplace isn’t drafting.

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fireplace covers

Fireplace Covers That Are Just Plain Cool

You need to check out these 11 cool fireplace covers!

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chimney draft

Dealing with Chimney Draft Problems

Learn how you can fix chimney drafts and make your home more comfortable.

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home inspection

7 Things To Consider When Getting A Home Inspection

You can’t let anything go undetected during a home inspection. Find out what you need to keep in mind during every inspection – whether you’re buying or selling.

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cellulose vs fiberglass insulation

Cellulose Insulation vs Fiberglass

There are many differences between cellulose insulation and fiberglass that you should know before deciding on one for your home.

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common chimney problems

How to Identify and Fix Common Chimney Problems

There are many common problems associated with masonry chimneys. Find out how to spot and fix them here.

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how to clean fireplace glass doors

How to Clean Fireplace Glass Doors

You must remember to keep your fireplace glass doors clean to improve safety, looks and performance.

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national chimney sweep guild

Being a Member of the National Chimney Sweep Guild

The National Chimney Sweep Guild is an elite group that consists of the best of the best. Find out what it means to be a part of the NCSG and why it’s important.

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how to season firewood

How to Season Firewood

Find out how to properly season your firewood so you can enjoy your fireplace worry free.

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spalling brick

Chimney Spalling Brick

Find out how you can tell if your chimney has spalling brick and what you need to do to fix it.

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how does a chimney work

How Does a Chimney Work?

We’ll show you how a chimney works.

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fireplace mantel

Fireplace Mantel Ideas

Check out some of our favorite fireplace mantel ideas to help give you inspiration for your next decorating or remodeling project.

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how to clean a fireplace

How to Clean a Fireplace

Cleaning your fireplace is a necessary home maintenance task that can’t be overlooked. Learn how to properly clean a fireplace here.

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fireplace remodel ideas

Fireplace Remodel Ideas

Fireplace remodeling is a popular project. We’ll go over everything you need to know to successfully remodel your fireplace.

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fireplace smell

How to Get Rid of Fireplace Smell

Learn how to eliminate fireplace smell from your home.

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chimney liner

Do I Need a Chimney Liner? Here’s How to Tell

Chimney liners are a very important part of your chimney. Find out here if you need a new chimney liner or if you need to replace your current one.

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convert a gas fireplace to wood

How to Convert a Gas Fireplace to a Wood Burning One

Thinking about converting your gas fireplace to a wood one? We’ll go over the important factors that you can’t avoid.

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dryer maintenance

Dryer Maintenance Tips You Must Know

Use these helpful dryer maintenance tips to keep your clothes dry and your home safe.

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baby proof fireplace

How to Baby Proof a Fireplace

Learn how to have a baby proof fireplace so you don’t need to worry about your children getting hurt when you light a fire.

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attic insulation batts vs blown

Attic Insulation: Batts vs Blown In

Insulating your attic is a crucial part of keeping your home comfortable throughout winter. Learn here what’s the best type of insulation for your attic.

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fireplace smoke in house

Back Puffing: Why Does My Fireplace Smoke Into My House

Learn why it happens and what to do when your fireplace is puffing smoke back into your home.

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how to store firewood

Firewood Storage: How to Store Firewood Safely

You must know how to store firewood in order to keep it in good condition all season long. Learn more here.

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bees in the chimney

How to Get Rid of Bees in the Chimney

Bees in the chimney is a complex problem that needs to be handled carefully. Learn how to get rid of bees in your chimney here.

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putting out a chimney fire

Ways of Putting Out a Chimney Fire

Learn how to put out a chimney fire and ways of preventing it from occurring in the first place.

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birds in the chimney

How to Get Birds Out of Your Chimney

Do you have birds in your chimney? We’ll show you how you can get them out in this article.

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fireplace accessories

Fireplace Accessories

Check out these 10 essential fireplace accessories.

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fireplace inspection

The Importance of a Fireplace Inspection

Fireplace inspections keep your home clean and safe. Here’s 5 reasons why they’re so important.

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parts of a chimney

All About the Different Chimney Parts

Learn all about the different parts of a chimney and why they’re important.

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fireplace floor design

5 Fireplace Design Ideas That Will Enhance Your Home

Check out these 5 fireplace design ideas to increase the look and functionality of your fireplace.

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chimney cap installation

All About Chimney Caps

Chimney caps provide many advantages that improve the performance and quality of your chimney. Learn more here about what they offer.

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benefits of fireplace inserts

5 Benefits of Fireplace Inserts

Fireplace inserts offer many benefits from energy saving to a wide variety of designs. Learn more here why an insert might be what you’re looking for.

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leaking chimney

How to Stop a Leaking Chimney

Learn how to stop a leaking chimney and prevent your home from being damaged.

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patio makeover

Patio Makeover Ideas

Check out these 8 cool patio makeover ideas!

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metal awnings

Types of Metal Awnings

Did you know that there are many different styles of metal awnings? We’ll show you everything you need to know about the many different styles of awnings in this post.

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chimney flashing

What is Chimney Flashing and Why is It Important?

Chimney flashing helps create a seal between your roof and chimney. Learn more about what chimney flashing is and why it’s important.

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gas vs wood fireplaces

Gas Vs Wood Fireplaces

Gas vs wood fireplaces: which is better for your home? In this article, we’ll help you answer this age old debate.

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chimney cleaning service

How to Find the Best Chimney Cleaning Service

Check out our tips on how to find the best chimney cleaning service so you can make sure you’re home is in good hands.

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chimney rebuilding

Rebuilding a Chimney

There’s much to know about rebuilding a chimney and we’ll go over everything to help you prepare for your next project.

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fireplace safety

Fireplace Safety

Keep your home and family safe with our article on fireplace safety.

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insulation r value

All About Insulation R-Value

Insulation r-value is important to understand when you’re deciding to get new attic insulation. We’ll go over everything you need to know so you can make the best decision for your home.

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fabric awnings

Benefits of Fabric Awnings

Fabric awnings come in all different shapes and sizes and offer many benefits for homeowners. Learn more about fabric awnings here.

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attic insulation

Fiberglass Insulation Is the Best

Are you looking for new attic insulation but aren’t sure which type to pick? We’ll explain why fiberglass insulation is your best option.

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vent free fireplaces

All About Vent Free Fireplaces

Vent free fireplaces are a great addition for those who don’t have a chimney or don’t want the maintenance involved with a traditional fireplace.

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chimney maintenance tips

Chimney Maintenance Tips

Enjoy your fireplace and chimney more with these 6 chimney maintenance tips.

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how to get soot out of carpet

How to Get Soot Out of Carpet

Soot can be a pain to remove from your carpet if you don’t know what you’re doing. Follow our step by step guide on how to get soot out of carpet.

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dryer fires

How to Prevent Dryer Fires

Learn 8 easy ways to prevent dryer fires in your home.

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chimney leaks

How to Spot Chimney Leaks

Chimney leaks are a common problem that can occur over time from excessive wear and tear from weather. Learn the most common types of chimney leaks and how you can fix them.

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