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Everything You Need to Know About Pellet Stoves, Part 1

Whether you’re interested in reducing your heating costs or going green, a high quality pellet stove is a great option. The oil crisis of the 1970s is what sparked the invention of this revolutionary heating system that produces low emissions and relies on recycled products. With a heat output that is able to rival electric […]

Should I Get a Masonry Fireplace or Factory-Built Fireplace?

A fireplace adds a touch of romance to any home. Sitting in front of a crackling fire on chilly evenings can make the winter months pass more pleasantly. If you are building a home or considering a remodel, you may be debating between a masonry fireplace and a factory-built fireplace. Learning more about the difference […]

Ways to Make Your Wood Burning Fireplace More Eco-Friendly

While fireplaces and wood burning stoves offer an inexpensive way to heat your home, there are a number of other benefits homeowners can enjoy. One of these benefits is that you have more control over the environmental impact of your heating system. Using wood to heat your home can be an eco-friendly choice, as long […]

Protect Your Local Eco-System by Choosing Local Firewood

You can do more than reduce your carbon footprint by choosing local firewood, you can protect your entire eco-system. Choosing firewood from another area and different eco-system can threaten the trees in your region and endanger the entire eco-system. Firewood can house bugs and plant diseases that have a catastrophic environmental impact when introduced into […]

How to Prevent a Chimney Fire

Chimney fires are a frightening prospect for any homeowner with a fireplace, insert, or stove. Beyond damaging your chimney, chimney fires can spread to your home causing injury and death as well as extensive property damage. In the United States, an average of 120 million dollars of property damage and thousands of injuries and fatalities […]

5 Steps to Childproof & Pet Proof Your Fireplace

Pets and children enjoy the cozy, warmth of a fire as much as the rest of us. Unlike us, they do not understand the dangers that a fireplace can pose. It’s important to protect them from the potential hazards posed by a hearth and fireplace. Follow these five steps to childproof or pet proof your […]

Why Should I Have my Gas Fireplace & Chimney Inspected?

Clean burning and low maintenance, gas fireplaces are a great addition to your home. These appliances do require regular maintenance. Gas fireplaces have complex electrical systems and built in safety devices. Repair work should only be performed by a factory trained professional, or a professional certified by the National Fireplace Institute. Bringing in a professional […]

Make the Most of Your Fireplace Out of Season

Throughout the chilly months of fall and winter, a fireplace becomes the heart of a home as its warmth draws the family closer together. When the weather begins to transition from winter to spring a fireplace seems to lose its charm. For half of the year your fireplace may be neglected. Even during spring and […]

Eco-Friendly Heating with Wood-Burning Stoves

Do you know that wood-burning stoves provide environmentally friendly heating? The rising popularity of wood-burning stoves may have you worried about the environment or you may be considering a wood-burning appliance but are concerned it will have a negative environmental impact. With today’s top rated wood stove options you can feel good about choosing this […]

Benefits of Having a Fireplace

For many people, a fireplace helps to make their house feel more like a home. It adds to the festive ambiance of a celebration with friends and creates a romantic setting in your home for a date-night in. At Christmas, it is where the family stockings are hung. All year round it is an attractive […]

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