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Choosing Between a Fireplace or Wood Stove

September 22, 2017

As the temperatures begin to drop in the northeast, homeowners are beginning to think about how they’ll keep their home warm throughout the fall and winter. Fireplaces and wood stoves are popular in this area of the country, because they provide both ambiance and warmth to your home on cold, snowy days. But how do […]

How to Properly Season Firewood

August 25, 2017

While storing firewood may seem to be as simple as stacking what logs you can find, it truly is much more complicated of a process. That said, by following some simple steps you can get the best, properly seasoned firewood for your home’s fireplace. Here’s how to properly season firewood. Why is Seasoning Firewood Important? […]

Why Should I Build a Fireplace in the Off-Season?

May 26, 2017

The sun is shining, the air is warm, your windows are open and there is a perfect breeze coming in. Who has time to think about adding a fireplace to their home when the weather is perfect now, right? Wrong! Spring and summer can be the best time for you to have a fireplace installed […]

What Types of Wood are Best for Fireplaces?

January 11, 2017

If you own a wood burning fireplace you’ve probably heard different answers to the question of what types of wood are best for fireplaces. Some people will tell you hardwoods, others may say softwood. The answer isn’t as cut-and-dry as you may think. So, here are the types of wood that are best for fireplaces. […]

What Are The Most Common Wood Stove Repairs?

January 5, 2017

Even though modern day wood stoves are beautiful and energy efficient, they will not always prove to be problem free. There can be a number of problems which can arise in wood burning stoves in Maryland. This is why it is necessary to get wood stove repair done by an expert. There are also some […]

When Do I Need a New Wood Stove?

October 18, 2016

If you already have a wood stove in your home, you are well aware of all of the benefits it brings: heating your home comfortably without using electricity, burning wood cleanly and efficiently, adding aesthetic value to your home, and much more. Maintaining wood stoves isn’t difficult, but you may be unaware of the problems […]

Gas Stove vs. Wood Burning Stove

October 5, 2016

  A beautiful fireplace or wood stove can be a wonderful selling point for your home. They rate second most important, just behind decks and patios, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Different home owners have different preferences on wood stoves, gas stoves, and fireplaces, but which one is better and right for […]

Getting Your Fireplace or Stove Ready for Summer

April 12, 2016

Two times a year your fireplace and wood or pellet stove should be prepped for the changing of seasons: in the fall and in the spring. Following a long, cold winter of working hard, your fireplace and/or wood stove need special attention. They should be inspected for any damage, as well as thoroughly cleaned before […]

Which Wood Stove Brand to Choose?

February 17, 2016

Shopping for a new wood stove for your home can be overwhelming. With so many brands to choose from it can be hard to narrow it down and feel confident in your ability to make a wise decision. Each company has its own styles and its own pros and cons, making your decision even harder. […]