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Why Is My Fireplace so Smoky?

If your wood-burning fireplace is sending smoke into your home, you have a problem that needs to be addressed immediately. The good news is, many chimney drafting issues can be solved easily, without the need for professional intervention. Certain issues, however, do need the services of a chimney expert. Here are some of the most Read more

Why Gas Heating Stoves Are so Easy to Maintain

A lot can be said about wood-burning heating stoves – including the fact that a fair amount of maintenance is required to keep them safe and performing at their best. Gas stoves, on the other hand, are amazingly simple to operate and need very little maintenance on the part of the homeowner to keep them Read more

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Fires With A Wood-Burning Fireplace

Wood fireplaces are lovely accents in a home and true centerpieces for relaxing, entertaining, and recreating. All activities in your fireplace room will be even more enjoyable if your fire burns big and bright. Here are some tips to get the most out of your wood fires. Hardwood vs. softwood The species of tree from Read more

Upgrade Your Older Home With A Fireplace Insert

Most older homes that haven’t had upgrade work done to them often still include their original fireplaces. Hand-built masonry fireplaces are nostalgic and good-looking and make great centerpieces for gatherings or just relaxing. The problem is, they don’t provide very much heat. If you like the placement and overall look of your masonry fireplace, a simple Read more

Is a New Zero-Clearance Fireplace the Perfect Heating Option for Your Home?

A zero-clearance gas or wood fireplace is a great way to solve the problem of an underperforming masonry fireplace. ZC fireplaces also are ideal for homes that have no fireplace. These sturdy appliances offer lots of heat, lots of beauty and built-in safety. Let’s look at why a new ZC fireplace may be perfect for Read more

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When Choosing a Fireplace for Your Home

Choosing to bring a fireplace into your home is an important decision. You’ll be living with and using the new appliance for many years, so here are six good questions to ask before you start shopping. 1. How much heat do I want from the new fireplace? Zero-clearance fireplaces, which are the type of fireplaces people buy (as opposed to having a Read more

Why a Fireplace in Your Kitchen and Bathroom Makes Sense – Gas or Wood, It’s Your Choice

When you think of a kitchen fireplace or a bathroom fireplace, you may be thinking of a big, roaring, open masonry fireplace filling up these smaller rooms. Fortunately, modern wood and gas fireplaces come in sizes that are ideal for smaller rooms. They’re ultra-convenient, beautiful and very economical. Let’s look at some details. Gas or Read more

7 Reasons You Should Consider a New Gas Fireplace

Everybody loves a fireplace, but not everybody loves a fireplace that performs poorly and requires a lot of time and expense to keep running. If you’re ready for an upgrade from your big, open masonry fireplace and a more comfortable and easy life, here are seven reasons you should take a close look at modern Read more

Fireplace & Stove Upgrades & Remodeling

Spring and summer are great seasons for scheduling a hearth upgrade. Once your fireplace or stove has cooled off after the last burn in winter, spend time getting the fireplace or heating stove setup that you have always wanted. When the cold season comes back around, you will surely thank yourself. Outdated Fireplace Are you Read more

Tips for Starting a Fire

Are you using your fireplace for the first time and are unsure of how to start a fire? Are you having issues with smoke drafting back into your house? Make sure you are following these tips for starting a fire. Prepare your wood properly Before burning firewood. be sure it is properly dried and seasoned. Read more