It was an ice storm of epic proportions. Trees looked like glass sculptures. Every surface was gilded in icicles. Cars were entombed in a layer of ice that seemed impenetrable. The city was in darkness. [...]
The life of a chimney sweep wasn’t always chim-chim cheery. Chimney sweeps of old have been romanticized with big dance numbers and catchy tunes. Have a look into the history and legends of chimney sweeps to see what the soot is about.
If you asked the average person how to start a wood fire, they would most likely say just throw the logs in with a match, and the deed is done. However, how to properly start a fire in a wood burning stove or insert is an exacting science.
Moving hot air around your house is easy, read this article about moving hot air and find out how you can heat your home with just your fireplace.