Should I Choose A Class 1 Or A Class 2 Fireplace?

With the winter drawing in it’s time to think of the heating systems in your home so you can stay warm during the cold winter months. And if you want something which looks good it’s worth considering a beautiful living flame fireplace. A living flame fire won’t just add the warmth you are after but will also offer a stunning focal point in any room.
When you buy a living flame fireplace you’ll likely have a number of options to choose between regarding which type of fire insert to choose. The real
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What Is A Fireplace Hearth?

If you recall, last week I found out that my family doesn’t know what a mantle is. I was a little nervous today when I started writing this article for fear that they don’t know what a hearth is either and that my entire childhood was a lie. (Seriously – if you’re not hanging your stockings on a mantle for Santa & sitting by the hearth to wait for him …) Good news: a hearth is exactly what I grew up thinking it was!

A fireplace hearth is what extends out in front of your fireplace. It is made of a non-combustible
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All About Gas Fireplaces

Since fireplace season is upon us, I figured it would be helpful to provide a little information about the different types of fireplaces so you all can make informed decisions!

Actually, today I’m going to let This Old House tell you all about gas fireplaces because their article is really informational & covers everything you could ever need or want to know. Plus there are pictures! As a visual person, I’m a sucker for anything that’s explained with pictures – or at least has pictures alongside an explanation :)

You can go to the entire slideshow by clicking here, or you can go
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What Is A Pellet Stove?

Pellet stoves use electricity and can be plugged into a normal wall outlet. They create heat by burning biomass pellets or compressed wood. A constant flame is created by slowly feeding fuel from a storage container into a burn-pot area. This makes pellet stoves require little to no physical adjustments.

Pellet stoves can be vented horizontally through an outside wall and terminated below the roof line. They are the perfect choice for structures without an existing chimney. If you have an existing chimney,
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Fireplace Design And Decorating Ideas | From HomeSpirations

Well folks, the weather is officially changing. As of a few days ago, we’re into fall & it appears that Mother Nature is right on cue with cooler temperatures every day! We just turned on our furnace for the first time this weekend and those of us with fireplaces … I’m sure lighting those isn’t too far behind!

If you’re looking for some information & inspiration as fireplace weather gets closer & closer, we suggest that you hop over & read the Fireplace Design And Decorating Ideas blog post from Simone over at
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