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Warm Up to a No-Mess Electric Fireplace

Fireplaces are such pleasant amenities. Author George Matthew Adams said, “”I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer.” You can get in on the warmth and cheer of […]

How to Update and Modernize a Gas Fireplace

Fireplaces can be a glorious centerpiece to a home, but sometimes they have a drab, outdated look. If you have a gas fireplace that clashes with modern tastes, chances are you aren’t happy with it. Perhaps it has brassy gold components or you’ve grown bored with the ceramic logs. Replacing a fireplace can be expensive, […]

Warming your Home for Less with Supplemental Heating

As temperatures drop in winter, home heating bills rise at their quickest rates all year. It’s very expensive to simply crank up the central heating system whenever the home gets chilly. Homeowners interested in saving money look for cost-saving solutions. Supplemental heating, such as with an efficient wood stove, is often the perfect remedy for […]

Gas Fireplace and Stove Q&A

A great alternative to a traditional wood-burning masonry fireplace is a gas fireplace or stove. Gas-fueled fireplaces and stoves provide plenty of heat to help cut the cost of utilities in winter; and they have other benefits, as well. If you’re considering having a gas fireplace or stove installed in your home, the following related […]

Lower Winter Heating Costs in 2016 with a Fireplace Upgrade

Springtime can be the best season for low utility costs, since the weather is mild. Spring is also an ideal season for thinking about cold weather to come and the cost to heat your home when it’s literally freezing outside. Winter utilities in cold climates are always the highest because heating uses up the most […]

How a Gas Fireplace is Converted to a Wood Burning Unit

A gas fireplace can provide unparalleled convenience and the pleasure of a warm fire on a cold day, but many people believe nothing compares to the ambiance created by burning wood. The good news for homeowners who have a gas-fueled fireplace but prefer a wood-burning fireplace is that converting from gas to wood fuel may […]

Maintenance and Care of a Factory-Built Fireplace

A factory-built fireplace provides the same cozy ambiance as a traditional masonry fireplace, but the two are significantly different. While the masonry design is built as the home is being constructed, factory-built fireplaces are built at a factory strictly according to engineering design. The most crucial consideration as regards factory-built fireplaces is installation, though proper […]

12 Reasons to Install a Gas Fireplace in your Home

Gas fireplaces have become incredibly popular appliances for home heating. There’s actually good reason for all the hoopla. Check out the dozen good reasons to install a gas fireplace in your home, below: 1 – Minimal Maintenance. As compared with wood-burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces require very little maintenance. Annual inspections are highly recommended for gas […]

Wood Stoves Burn Wood, NOT Money

Modern wood stoves are energy efficient heating options for your home, and they can help you significantly cut the cost of utilities. Even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that your money will NOT go up in smoke if you heat with a wood-burning stove. Replacing pre-1990 wood stove models is strongly advised because […]

Four Wood Burning Options to Heat Your Home

Heating costs burn a lot of homeowners, particularly in very cold climates. As the cost of electricity has continued to climb, many have been searching for ways to spend less on staying toasty and warm in winter. Burning wood is an excellent option, if you use efficient burning and heating methods. The following are four […]

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