• The Energy Top Damper – A Great Way to Save!

    The Energy Top Damper is a great way to save your customer money. Its easy to install and provides huge savings on energy dollars. In fact, they usually recoup the cost within 1-3 years. Its a win-win situation. The Energy Top has a soft, pliable rubber gasket seal much like the seal on a refrigerator. It is attached to the frame and actually compresses and conforms to the lid, forming a strong flexible barrier to the outside elements. No other damper on the market has this type of seal. Other dampers either don't have a gasket or have a flat rubber gasket. With the Energy Top gasket, keeping heated or cooled paid air in is now easier and more efficient than ever. The Energy Top includes installation instructions, mounting adhesive, 30' cable, f…

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  • Top Sealing Chimney Dampers and Bees

    At US Fireplace Products we like to keep you informed of interesting industry related events. I recently came across this link where the queen bee flew down a fireplace flue and into the house. Of course the hive followed her. An Energy Top Damper would have prevented a situation like this. Here's just another reason for your customer to purchase an Energy Top from you. Click here to see this article and video. …

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  • Expect the Unexpected with Ladders

    At  US Fireplace Products we like to pass along tips to chimney sweeps and hearth professionals. A friend of mine decided to check his gutters because of the recent heavy rains we've had. He has an office job and his knowledge with ladders is somewhat limited. To make a long story short, he took a tumble off of a step ladder last night and spent three hours in the emergency room. Fortunately he didn't break his leg but ended up with a puncture wound in his leg and numerous cuts. He's off work for a few days as he recuperates. Here are some reminder tips for working with ladders. Never put a ladder on soft ground, only on solid stable ground. Just because a ladder boasts a "premium" label doesn't mean it's the right ladder. Check the label…

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  • Veteran’s Day Salute

    To Our Veterans from the past and present, Thanks from everyone at US Fireplace Products for your sacrifices. Time spent away from families, rough conditions, life-changing moments, the sacrifices you made and still make every day. You are our heroes! - From Everyone at US Fireplace Products …

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  • What would you do?

    Joethanks the homeowner and leaves through the front door. The tools are packed. This was the hardest job of the day. It's 5:30 and the office just called. Mrs. Smith has an emergency - her fireplace is smoking - and they want him tohelp her. Last year Mrs. Smith hired the$30 sweep because she didn't want to pay for Joe's expertise. Now the $30 sweep is out of business. Big surprise. How do you think Joe will handle this situation? After all, Mrs. Smith hung up on him last year when she was quoted $195 for a cleaning and inspection. Handling situations with grace and patience isn't always easy. Especially when it's busy enough to pick and choose your jobs. And, it's at the end of a very long day. With a challenging customer. What would you do? …

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