There are two types of wood burning fireplaces: masonry and zero-clearance (or factory built) models. How they are built and the components used during installation are different, but the principles of how they work is the same. So, let’s discuss the basics of how a wood burning fireplace operates. THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL! Combustion air, firebox size, equipment design and Continue Reading
If you are contemplating adding a new hearth appliance to your home, you have lots of options. Should it be a fireplace, stove or insert? You should also decide whether it’s going to be a wood, gas, electric or pellet model. Let’s talk about the applications of these three types of products, some of their differences and some of the Continue Reading
Hello again, in this installment we will answer your questions about installing an electric fireplace. Can I install an electric fireplace in a wall? How to install an electric fireplace? How to install an electric insert? Where to install an electric fireplace? Where to plug in an electric fireplace? Who installs electric fireplaces? What about electric fireplaces near a bathtub? Continue Reading
With energy costs going up, you may be wondering if an electric fireplace is a good fit for your family. If you’re thinking of an electric fireplace for your home, you undoubtedly have some questions you’d like answered before you buy. Questions like: Are electric fireplaces energy efficient? Are electric fireplaces expensive to run? Will using an electric fireplace save Continue Reading
If you’re thinking about adding a hearth product to your home, you have a few options to consider. There are advantages and disadvantages to a fireplace, stove or an insert. Likewise, pros and cons with the fuel you decide to use. Let’s spend a few minutes discussing what hearth product will suit your needs and lifestyle. FIRST, THINK ABOUT THE Continue Reading
Here is our second installment on your burning questions about BBQ charcoal. What Is The Best Method To Light Charcoal? We assume without chemicals, right? And by "best" it really depends on your definition. Cheapest method, how fast to ignite, the best value, etc. Here are some time-proven ways to light BBQ charcoal. Paper (newspaper, paper towel, etc.) soaked in Continue Reading
I’m too old to get on the roof anymore, so how do I know if any chimney repairs are necessary? Do you know if your chimney is in good condition? Whether you have just moved into your house or living there for a while, you should verify the condition of your chimney periodically. A nationally certified chimney sweep is your Continue Reading
It seems a burning question on the interweb is all about charcoal BBQing, not about grills, accessories, recipes, etc. but about the charcoal itself. We are glad to edumacate you to make you learn stuff. But first, a tiny bit of history (not super boring): When gas grills started to gain popularity in the ’70s, charcoal grills began their slow Continue Reading
The temperature is rising, which means saying goodbye to your beloved fireplace. It's kept you and your family warm and cozy all winter long, but you'll soon have no use for it, right? Wrong! Your fireplace can be the star of the room, regardless of the season. It's already the focal point of your space, so why not get a Continue Reading
Whether you use your fireplace, stove, or insert every day or occasionally, end-of-season maintenance items should be done. Doesn’t matter if it’s wood, gas, or pellets; you’re wise to follow through with these preparations sooner rather than later. Here’s why. INTERESTING STATISTICS According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), about two-thirds of Continue Reading
Top 8 Summer Products! We’re excited about these eight products. After reading about them and seeing them in action, we have a hunch you will be too!
What’s the big deal about buying a new fireplace or stove? Why not just buy the cheapest one you can find at the big box stores or online? Burning gas or burning wood, it really doesn’t matter . . . . after all, they all look the same, they’re all built the same, and all do the same thing, right? Continue Reading
Have you heard of low n' slow grilling? Do you enjoy grilling meat that is perfectly tender and literally dripping with flavour? Are you drooling yet? Then this read is for you!
If you are looking for ways to upgrade your fireplace, this guide can help. Here are trendy products to enhance your fireplace in 2022.
Vegan grilling! Tips on how to cook vegan dishes on the grill for your friends and family, while keeping it delicious and simple.
Your new fireplace is installed and you can't wait to feel it's heat, but wait! Is there a procedure to follow before enjoying your new wood burning or gas stove? Yes! Read here how to break-in your brand new stove!
Will heat from the fireplace damage your TV? Do manufacturers approve such installations? Read this article for the answers!
Heat from a wood burning fireplace is so comforting and brings cozyness to a home. To make this heating method a little easier, here is some tool advice for you.
Breaking your fireplace glass is something we definitely want to avoid. But why does a stove or fireplace glass break? You can read here why it may happen and how to keep it from happening!
Are you scared to cause a house fire if you operate your fireplace? Do not fear your gas or wood stove anymore! Here is the information you need to be confident using your fireplace.