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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 […]

Spring Fireplace Checklist

February 9, 2017

The ideal time to have your yearly fireplace maintenance preformed is at the end of the burning season. Be sure you don’t miss any important spring fireplace maintenance items by following this spring fireplace checklist. Chimney Sweep Spring is the best time of year to schedule a chimney sweep and there’s no reason not to […]

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. […]

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 […]

Catalytic Wood Stove vs. Non-Catalytic

September 15, 2016

If you are in the market for a new woodstove, you’ve got some things to consider before taking the plunge. Wood stoves come in two varieties, catalytic and non-catalytic, each with their own pros and cons. Which type of stove you should get depends on several factors including your heating needs and your budget. Let’s […]