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Masonry Fireplaces vs Factory-Built – Which is Better?

A Look at the Key Differences Between Masonry & Factory-Built Fireplaces For hundreds of years, masonry fireplaces have been the only option for those looking to keep their homes warm with a cozy fire. But not anymore. There are now so many great factory-built options, as well. But many people still yearn for the classic […]

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The Best Time to Plan Your New Fireplace Installation

A Look at the Best Time of Year to Start Planning for Your New Fireplace As the temperature starts to drop, marking the end of summer and beginning of fall, this is when most people look into installing a new fireplace to warm their home during the colder months. But that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily […]

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Fireplace Venting Explained

A Guide to Fireplace Venting Options Some fireplace options need to be vented outside. For instance, while electric fireplaces don’t require venting at all, gas and wood-burning fireplaces, inserts, and stoves do need to be vented to the outdoors to ensure healthy indoor air quality. In fact, there are several different ways to route venting […]

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Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace Ideas

Electric Fireplace Placement Ideas to Suit Your Home’s Design and Décor A modern electric fireplace can be a great addition to your home in terms of aesthetics and comfort. On top of being affordable, there’s a ton of placement options and designs to suit your home. Where you decide to mount your electric fireplace will […]

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Gas Stove vs Pellet Stove – Which is Better?

A Gas Stove vs Pellet Stove Comparison Guide to Help You Choose the Right Stove for Your Home With winter upon us, it’s time to start thinking about additional home heating options to get rid of the months-long chill. One of the most efficient home heating options is a stove—a cast-iron box with a glass […]

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Baby-Proof Fireplace Tips Every Parent Needs to Know About

Fireplace Safety Tips to Keep Your Fireplace Kid-Friendly Having a fireplace in a household with young children can be very stressful for parents. Some parents may go so far as to avoid using their fireplace for years out of fear of their children getting hurt. But there are ways to baby-proof your fireplace so you […]

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Reasons to Incorporate A Fireplace in Your Home Design

The Benefits of Including a Fireplace for House Renovation & Construction Projects Whether it’s for functional or aesthetic purposes, a fireplace is essential. And with today’s innovations and technologies, it’s possible to include a fireplace in virtually any room in your residential or commercial project. From an electric fireplace in the office, a gas fireplace […]

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How To Increase Heat From A Wood-Burning Fireplace

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Wood Fireplace Feel like you’re not getting the most out of your wood-burning fireplace? There’s a reason for that. Since hot air rises, much of the heat from a fireplace goes up and out of the chimney instead of into your home. And to make matters worse, […]

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Why You Should Update Your Fireplace Doors

How Glass Fireplace Doors Improve the Look, Safety, and Function of Wood Fireplaces Whether your fireplace is an eye-sore or not, there are several reasons to upgrade it to a more modern element in your home. It’s not just about improving the aesthetics of your living area; it’s about ensuring safety with an added bonus […]

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Top Electric Fireplace Heating Questions Answered

Answers to Your Electric Fireplace FAQs We’re always asked about the different types of fireplaces, their benefits, features, and safety concerns. And since a fireplace with an electric fire is a newer concept than traditional gas or wood-burning fireplaces, there tend to be a lot of questions about electric fireplaces. Compared to gas and wood-burning […]

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