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Zone Heating as Seasons Change

How ZONE HEATING using a high efficiency fireplace can help with the weather transition from Summer to Fall, and from Winter to Spring.
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Bathroom Fireplaces

Bathroom Fireplaces

If you're lucky enough to have an old house with a fireplace in the bathroom, here's how you can convert it to use a gas or electric fire.
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Tell Me All About Gas Logs

Tell Me All About Gas Logs

Learn the difference between vented gas logs, unvented gas logs, and what your expectations should be
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Be Glad Your Fireplace Wasn't Flipped

Be Glad Your Fireplace Wasn't Flipped

Learn why it may be great that the renovation contractor didn't flip your fireplace
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Annual Gas Hearth Appliance Tune-Up

annual gas log serviceDid you know that about 99% of gas fireplace service problems can be avoided by simply having your gas hearth appliance cleaned and tuned up?
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Like other appliances, a simple cleaning and tune-up will keep your fireplace burning brightly and operating at peak efficiency. Gas logs, gas fireplaces and gas inserts share many common components which should be checked annually and cleaned as needed. 

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Design a Custom Gas Fire Pit

Design a Custom Gas Fire Pit

While a gas fire bowl or gas fire urn may be perfect for your outdoor space, sometimes you want a custom design that fits your space. Here's how you plan and implement it
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Small Gas Inserts

Have a small coal fireplace you'd like to bring back to life or make energy efficient? Our small gas inserts offer thermostat controlled heat and include the chimney lining system. From vintage to modern, we've got EXACTLY what you've been looking for! See all models with fireplace sizes required.
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What is a Fireplace Summer Cover or Summer Door?

Before fireplaces had dampers they had summer covers to close off the opening to prevent heat loss in the winter when the fireplace wasn't in use, and to offer a decorative element in the summer when not in use
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Restoring a Bedroom Fireplace

Who wants to lug wood up the stairs or tote ashes down? We're often asked about installing or renovating fireplaces in bedrooms so they can burn gas. It is a controversial issue as building inspectors sometimes don't like the idea due to safety concerns.
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Is it time to replace that old prefabricated fireplace?

Learn about the primary safety concerns with old wood burning prefabricated fireplaces
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WHY DOES MY FIREPLACE SMOKE?

Smoke stains on the outside of your fireplace are proof of a smoking problem. This is a primary safety concern because soot stains are CARBON particles. If you have soot stains inside your home, you have  also had CARBON MONOXIDE fumes in your home.
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Understanding Pilot Lights on Gas Fireplaces

Has a pilot light become obsolete on gas fireplace products?
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The Problem with Floating Hearths in Historic Homes

Historic homes were not built like they are today, with a solid masonry base below. Over time the weight of the hearth combined with the house settling over the decades can lead to serious fire safety issues.
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Understanding Gas Efficiency: Gas Logs vs. Gas Inserts

Confused about the difference in gas logs versus gas inserts? Vented gas logs are just a pretty fire that provide little to no real heat gain while a gas insert can use your fireplace to heat your house! Learn more.
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Protecting a Mantel from Heat Damage

Sometimes a gas insert will produce too much heat and can damage the finish on the mantel. Here's how we address that.
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Why See-Through Fireplaces Don't Work

It may seem like a good idea to remove the rear wall of a fireplace to make it a see-through, but here's why it doesn't work.
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Expert tip: Paint the Fireplace Black

Expert tip: Paint the Fireplace Black

Expert tip on how and why to paint a fireplace black
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1911 Building Code

1911 Building codes specified that chimney liners shall be used, but other specifications offer unsound advice. Get a link to the code and some further information from us.
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About Vent-Free Gas Appliances

Why a vent-free gas appliance is a bad idea in an unlined chimney
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Install a fireplace any where!

How do you fit a fireplace into a room that's just 12' x 12'?

Choose a small model and mount it farther up the wall! Here's how we did it.

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Versatile Direct Vent Options

Versatile Direct Vent Options

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Direct vent stoves and fireplaces offer versatile venting options for a fire in nearly any room
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