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Heat your House with your Fireplace by Moving Hot Air

Whether you live in a snowy region or a moderate winter climate, saving money on heating costs is typically considered an idea worth looking into. One way to shut off central heating and yet stay toasty warm is by moving the hot air from your fireplace throughout the home. Your fireplace should be a pellet […]

Which is Better, a Fireplace Insert or a Freestanding Stove?

Two of the great options for enjoying the warmth and coziness of wood-burning fires in your home are a fireplace insert and a freestanding stove. Have you narrowed your top choices down to these two? The following may provide you with just the information that can help you make the perfect pick. It’s definitely safe […]

What Kind of Fuel Should Your Fireplace Use?

If you’re building a new home, remodeling your current one or considering replacing your fireplace, it pays to do a little research before making an investment in a factory-built heating appliance.  One of the key decisions you’ll be making is what type of fuel you want the unit to run on.  Gas and wood are […]

Electric Fireplaces, Logs, & Stoves Have Increased In Popularity and It’s Not Hard to See Why!

Modern electric fireplaces are greatly improved over the styles of the past. That may be the number one reason electric fireplaces, logs, and stoves have been increasingly in demand in recent years. Chimneys are not needed for installation or use of electric hearth products. In fact, no venting is required. Electric fireplaces, stoves, and logs […]

Brilliant Benefits of Fireplace Gas Log Sets

Wood fireplace, or gas?  It’s a simple question homeowners ask themselves when choosing a fireplace for their homes.  It’s also a question with several important implications.  Not all fireplaces are created equal, and it pays to know ahead of time what you’re getting into when making a decision. Both gas and wood fireplaces can be […]

Cleaning Outdoor Fireplaces – Prep for Summer Fires

Homeowners are moving the joy of being home to the out-of-doors, including building outdoor fireplaces. Entertaining friends in the backyard during summer and in other seasons is also increasingly popular. Although more people are building outdoor fireplaces, they don’t always realize these appliances need to be cleaned routinely, in order to operate properly year after […]

Spring is the BEST Time to Install a new Fireplace Insert, Stove or Gas Fireplace

Spring is a great time of year to enjoy mild weather and blooming flowers, and it’s also a great time to add a supplemental heat source to your home. The United Fireplace & Stove member store nearest you is likely not as busy in spring as in late August and early September. As winter approaches, […]

Can You Convert a Wood or Gas Fireplace to Electric?

At first glance, it may seem strange to hear about someone wanting to convert their traditional fireplace that runs on either wood or gas into an electric fireplace.  But if you think about it, this conversion makes very good sense in certain instances.  Let’s look at a few of them and then talk about some […]

Choosing an Outdoor Fireplace – What to Consider

Can you have an outdoor fireplace?  As long as it’s lawful in your community, you certainly can – and it’s a lot easier than you might think.  But a little planning and decision-making should be done before hiring someone to do the construction or installation. Size in proportion to the surroundings Outdoor fireplaces can be […]

Is it Time to Add a Second Fireplace to Your Home?

Some years ago – and not that many – adding a second fireplace to a home simply didn’t happen very often.  Where would you put it?  Next to the current one?  Along another adjacent wall suitable for a second full-size chimney?  Fortunately today, giving your home the elegance and convenience of a second fireplace isn’t […]

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