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Is a Gas Fireplace Worth It?

Is a Gas Fireplace Worth It?

Is a gas fireplace worth it? Learn about the costs and benefits of adding a gas fireplace to your home, and which type is the best investment.
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Can You Burn Wood in a Coal Fireplace?

Can You Burn Wood in a Coal Fireplace?

Learn about burning wood in a coal burning fireplace.
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Basement Heating Options to Keep You Warm This Winter

Basement Heating Options to Keep You Warm This Winter

Helpful tips for keeping your basement warm
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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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Chimney Escape from Libby Prison

Learn all about how 109 Union soldiers escaped from Richmond's Libby Prison during the Civil War
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Another Fireplace Makeover

We transformed this unusable fireplace that was sucking heat from the house into a beautiful focal point in the room, all in one afternoon.
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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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Gas Coal Baskets for Larger Fireplaces

Here's a quick design idea for converting a wide yet shallow old fireplace to gas
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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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Gas Coal Fireplace Update

Here's how we updated an old coal basket with a gas coal burner featuring a remote control
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Stains and Residues in the Home due to Vent Free Gas Appliances

Here's why a vent-free gas appliance smells bad and causes stains in your home.
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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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How to Hire a Chimney Sweep

We don't hire out as chimney sweeps any more, so here's some advice on how to find the right company to take care of your chimney cleaning.
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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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Create a New Vintage Fireplace

Create a New Vintage Fireplace

Yes, you CAN have an electric fireplace with vintage style!
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