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Fireplace Tools for Function and Decor

A good set of fireplace tools is essential if you plan on building fires. However, in addition to serving a useful purpose, a set of fireplace tools can also add a touch of beauty to your hearth area. In fact, many people tend to purchase their fireplace tools based more on how they look than

Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

About Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Inserts A fireplace insert is a firebox that slides directly into an existing fireplace, which can dramatically increase the performance of a fireplace for several reasons. Since the heat is distributed throughout a smaller volume, the amount of heat produced compared to the fuel consumed is higher, also allowing fuel

Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts

Fireplace inserts are essentially self-contained fireplaces that are inserted into an existing fireplace, which can dramatically increase the efficiency and cleanliness of the fire. They reduce the burn rate of the fire, which means they require less logs and less wood chopping to operate, but also increase the heat output of the fire, and reduce

Intro to Ventless Gas Fireplaces

A ventless gas fireplace is a type of fireplace insert that vents its exhaust directly into the room where it is used. These types of fireplaces have understandably become quite controversial for this reason, making them undesirable in some situations. However, they can still be safely used in a variety of situations if proper safety

Intro to Fireplace Grates

Fireplace grates have remained unchanged for many years, as they are a simple enough device to perform a straightforward task, and their sturdy construction often lasts a lifetime. But fireplace grates actually come in a variety of styles, each suited to one or another particular purpose. Some fireplace grates can even improve the performance of

Fireplace Improvement: Blowers

Intro to fireplace blowers or fans Fireplaces are a great way to heat up a room, enjoy a crackling fire, and add beauty to a home. But in most cases the majority of the heat rises through the chimney and disappears into the air, which can increase the cost of heating the home if the

About Gel Fuel Fireplaces

Gel fuel fireplaces have become a popular modern addition to homes, featuring an incredible variety of designs, sizes and shapes to suit any architectural needs, and unmatched installation convenience and environmental standards. The most convenient aspect of the gel fireplace is that it is completely self contained. It needs no gas line or chimney, and

Fireplace Mantels

Fireplace mantels or fireplace mantels and surrounds as they are sometimes called are decorative frames for your fireplace. Some people think that a fireplace mantel is just a shelf above the fireplace, but that is not really the case. While fireplace mantels shelves are an important part of most fireplace mantels plans, a shelf alone

Is a Corner Fireplace the Best Choice?

One common factor that home buyers look for in a house is a perfect fireplace. This is one consideration that people usually look for in buying a house because a fireplace is a beautiful spot to spend time with the family and entertain guests. It is also a very romantic place for couples, enjoying the

Electric Fireplace Insert

Even if you have a fireplace in your home, you might not utilize it as much as you would like. Electric fireplace inserts are a possible solution to this problem. An electric fireplace insert is a contraption that slides right into your existing brick, slate, or limestone fireplace and simulates a real fire. You can