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3 Reasons Why Adding a Fireplace Can Increase Your Home’s Value

Did you know fireplaces are among the most popular home features found in homes for sale? Not only do they serve the functional purpose of providing additional warmth in your home but by adding a fireplace, you may also be helping increase your home’s value. Regardless if you live in sunny Las Vegas, NV, or cloudy Pittsburgh, PA, a fireplace is a simple way to add exciting architectural details to your home. 1) On average,…
March 26, 2021
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Direct Vent or Ventless Fireplaces?

Direct Vent or Ventless Fireplaces? The two main types of gas fireplaces available today are Direct Vent and Ventless. Direct Vent fireplaces require a venting system while Ventless fireplaces are just that - completely vent-free. Here’s what you need to know to help you decide which type is right for you! MAINTAIN INDOOR AIR QUALITY Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces If you’re looking for a fireplace that won’t have any interaction with the air inside your…
February 18, 2021
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Gas Fireplace Safety

A gas-burning fireplace is easier to maintain than a wood-burning fireplace but also requires annual preservation and care. Issues can arise and can be deadly. Carbon monoxide enters the home when fireplace vents are blocked or do not operate as expected. If you notice any of the following, your gas fireplace may not be venting properly and requires immediate attention to ensure safety. Dampness inside the home, specifically on walls (peeling wallpaper, paint blisters, etc.)…
November 10, 2019
FireplacesMantels & SurroundsUncategorized

Fireplace Mantel Decorating

Fireplace Mantel Decorating tips for any season. Most homeowners already know exactly what kind of display they want to set up on a new mantel for celebrating the holidays, but that’s only one small section of the year. Unless you want your mantel to sit empty the rest of the year, you’ll need to keep your creativity up and choose some non-seasonal decorations that look great as the seasons change. Instead of rushing to change…
June 21, 2019
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Using Your Fireplace for the Last Time Until Winter

Tips for Using Your Fireplace for the Last Time Until Winter. If you're like most of us, chances are you won't be using your fireplace very much, if any, from now until winter rolls around again. However, you shouldn't simply let the last fire of the season die and call it good. There's a little bit of cleaning you should do in order to keep your home safe from chimney fires, going beyond simply scheduling…
April 25, 2019
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Prepping Your Grill for the Grilling Season

For many of us, our outdoor grills haven't seen the light of day all winter, and now that spring is finally here, we're starting to unpack all the summer toys, which includes our grill. However, you probably don't want to just pull it out of storage and immediately start using it, as that could be a potential safety hazard. Instead, here are four things you should do first in order to be as safe as…
April 21, 2019
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What to Look For When Buying A New Gas Fireplace

What to Look For When Buying A New Gas Fireplace. Unlike traditional masonry fireplaces, gas fireplaces don't need a chimney; they can be vented directly out through the wall, which helps them burn much more efficiently. Beyond that, they also help reduce pollution as they produce zero particles when compared to traditional wood-burning fireplaces. However, not all options are the same. When you're buying a new gas fireplace, there are a few important factors you…
March 26, 2019
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Adding Some Spark To Your Fireplace

A good fireplace doesn't just help keep you and your family warm through the long winter months, it will also serve as a kind of centerpiece for the entire room. Bland fireplaces that appear unused and/or neglected are drab, and take away from the overall feel of the room. In order to add some spark, we need to add some tasteful decor and accessories to spice it up.  Setting up the furniture in the room…
March 13, 2019
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Best Choices To Replace A Wood-Burning Fireplace

Are You Looking For Best Choices To Replace A Wood-Burning Fireplace? Everyone loves a good old-fashioned fireplace. The crackling of the logs, the glow of the embers, and the warmth of the flames all combine to make them fantastic additions to your home. However, between either buying firewood or chopping it yourself, as well as the increased safety hazards, they can also be a lot more work. It's this reason that many folks are looking…
February 22, 2019
Woodburning Fireplaces

Burn Your Firewood More Efficiently

During these long winter months, we tend to use our fireplaces much more often, and, if you have a wood-burning fireplace, the cost of firewood can begin to add up pretty quickly. That's why it's important to use wood-burning methods that will conserve as much of it as possible, allowing it to last for a much longer time, and in turn, lead to you spending less money on more and more firewood. Below is a…
February 8, 2019