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What Wood Makes the Best Firewood?

Choosing the Best Firewood for Your Wood-Burning Fireplace You’ve got the fireplace, you’ve got the know-how—so what sort of fuel do you use? While all dry wood can burn, some types of firewood are safer and more efficient for heating your home in winter than others. Along with the type of wood you choose, firewood […]

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A beautifully decorated fireplace mantel in a home.

Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas for The Holidays

Inspiration to Make the Most of Your Fireplace Mantel This Holiday Season (and Beyond) One of the most iconic images of Christmas is a fireplace with stockings and garland. Fireplace mantels are the perfect stage for Christmas decorations. The fireplace is always the centre of attention in a room, and mantels just happen to be […]

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Man enjoys a warm wood burning fireplace

The Ultimate Wood Fireplace Buying Guide

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Wood-Burning Fireplace Once again, Ottawa’s winter is around the corner. And with it comes the need to layer up in warm clothes and turn on the heat. But some people are hesitant to crank up the thermostat just yet because they know how high their heating bills […]

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A couple sit in high-backed chairs, holding wine glasses, in front of a warm wood burning fireplace.

What to Do Before Lighting Your First Fall Fire

A Safety Guide for Your Wood-Burning Fireplace & Wood Inserts It’s starting to be that time of year where we’re opting for hot cocoa over iced tea, and warm sweaters over tank tops. And with cooler Ottawa weather comes warm evenings by a crackling fire in your wood-burning fireplace or wood inserts. Nothing quite beats […]

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Grey smoke floats across a black background.

Why Is Your Fireplace Smoking Up the House?

Diagnosing the Most Common Causes of Smoke in a Wood-Burning Fireplace As catchy as it is, the classic Talking Heads song “Burning Down the House” should not describe how your fireplace works. When smoke starts billowing back down the flue or coming out of the firebox, you’ve got a problem. Smoke isn’t just bad for […]

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Three white birds sit on top of the chimney of a wood burning fireplace.

How Often Do You Need To Clean Your Chimney?

Everything You Need to Know about Chimney Cleaning, Fireplace Inspections, and More Chimneys need regular cleanings and inspections to ensure they are safe to use. When burning logs in a wood burning fireplace or a wood stove, creosote and soot gradually accumulate on your chimney liner, smoke chamber, damper, and firebox. This buildup is problematic […]

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Gas fireplaces in Ottawa depend on appropriate venting to ensure optimal operation and results.

Why You Need Venting for Gas Fireplaces

A Look at Venting and Why It’s so important for Your Gas Fireplace in Ottawa Gas fireplaces offer the warmth and ambiance of a real wood fire, but without all the work. These convenient, easy-to-use fireplaces are a great addition to warm up homes and boost property value. But when considering gas fireplaces in Ottawa, […]

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Electric fireplaces can provide stunning design options and immense benefits in smaller rooms that might not otherwise have a fireplace.

How Electric Fireplaces Benefit You

Why You Should Consider Getting an Electric Fireplace Fireplaces add warmth and set the mood in any room. They are a much-sought-after luxury that many people dream of. Thanks to electric fireplaces, owning a fireplace doesn’t have to be a dream! No matter the size, type, or location of your home, there is a versatile […]

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Here's why you should opt for gas fireplaces in Ottawa.

Considering a Gas Fireplace in Ottawa?

Here is Your Comprehensive Guide on Why You Should Opt for a Gas Fireplace What better way to escape the icy winter cold than to curl up next to a roaring fire? Of course, there’s a lot of hard work that goes into maintaining a fireplace especially if it runs on wood. You’ll have to […]

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Electric or gas fireplaces: what one is right for you?

Electric Fireplaces Vs. Gas Fireplaces

A Look at the Pros and Cons of Electric and Gas Fireplaces in Ottawa Fireplaces are a luxury that many people dream of having in their homes. Regardless of the type (whether electric, gas, or wood-burning), fireplaces are often a selling point for homes, boosting property values. And with the large selection of fireplaces available […]

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