Is a Gas Fireplace Right for You?

Deciding if a gas fireplace is right for your home is easier once you understand the benefits the product can offer. Wood, biomass, electric, and gas units all have their charm, and installing or updating a fireplace of any type can add resale value to a home. It might be helpful to clarify your own needs and expectations from a fireplace. Do you want one to enhance the atmosphere of your home or do you want a workhorse that provides reliable heat? Maybe your biggest concern is the environmental effects of a
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8 Tips for Maintaining Your Wood Burning Fireplace

Ah, the bright flames, the toasty warmth, the crackling sounds of a wood burning fireplace — there’s nothing quite like it. A wood burning fireplace also offers cost savings on your heating bill as it effectively supplements your main heating source. However, wood burning fireplaces need regular care and maintenance in order to function safely and optimally.

The main issue with wood burning fireplaces is creosote buildup. Creosote is a dark or black substance that can accumulate if wood isn’t
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Decorating the Fireplace for the Holidays

During the holiday season, the Christmas tree is typically the most elaborately decorated item in your home. But guests don’t cozy up next to the Christmas tree for an intimate chat or stand near the tree with their arms outstretched to feel its satisfying warmth. That’s why the holidays are the perfect time for decorating the fireplace and letting it be the true star of any room.

Safety First

It goes without saying that you should never place flammable decorative items on or near the
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Fireplace Maintenance: Staying Safe and Cozy this Winter

Relaxing in front of a cozy fire is one of winter’s greatest pleasures, but if you haven’t properly maintained your fireplace in preparation for heavy winter use, it’s not yet time to relax. The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that heating fires cause 36 percent of residential fires. Regular wood, gas, or electric fireplace maintenance is crucial to ensure their safe use and protect you and your family from a potential hazard.

Wood Fireplaces

Creosote fires are the number-one concern with a fireplace
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