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Marsh’s Stoves & Fireplaces is Toronto’s Leader when it comes to Fireplaces, Stoves and Inserts. We hope you enjoy our informative articles on proper use, care, purchase and service of fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts interesting and informative.

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From Wood-Burning To Gas, Fireplace Options Are Wide-Ranging

What do cars, sports, pets and fireplaces have in common?  Each of these we have mentioned has many unique varieties, but not all of those varieties are right for everyone.  Since we know more about fireplaces than the other categories, we’d like to share some helpful information for anybody considering adding a new fireplace to their home or upgrading a current one. A good way to start […]

Increase Home Resale Value With A Fireplace Makeover

It’s been shown time and time again that a fireplace is high on the list of positives for most home buyers.  Real estate organizations as well as individual agents all will tell you that homes with fireplaces sell faster and at a higher price than their counterparts without this amenity. So what do you do if a better and quicker sale sounds […]

How a Woodburner Can Cut Your Heating Bills

When you’re trying to find ways to cut heating costs, look to the trees. Wood is the least expensive type of heating fuel, by far. Heating with a woodburner is an excellent way to lower expensive winter utility bills. Efficient Wood Stoves You can turn off central heating when you burn wood in an efficient wood stove or zero-clearance fireplace. If your image […]

New Trends for Fireplace Designs

Fireplaces are one of the most popular and desired amenities within a home.  There’s a certain mood they create that makes people feel good.  And these days, there’s a reason to feel even better: a larger-than-ever selection of innovative and unique styles that are both beautiful and efficient.  Let’s look at some of the new […]

Increase the Enjoyment of Your Fireplace with These Tips

Today’s fireplaces serve as more than just supplemental-heating appliances.  Fireplaces create a mood and bring ambience to any room.  They’re conversation pieces.  They provide the backdrop to many an enjoyable evening with family and friends.  So why not take a few steps to increase the enjoyment of your fireplace?  Here are some ideas. Add design flair to the mantel and surround Many homes have just a traditional […]

Should I Add a Fireplace to My New Home?

For many Canadians, a home without a fireplace isn’t much of a home. We enjoy the beauty of our fireplaces as well as their functionality in adding heat to our living spaces. If you’re in the process of building a new home and know that a fireplace is going to fit into the picture at […]

5 Tips to Keep the Home Fires Burning Safely this Holiday Season

The holidays are all about enjoying celebrations and friends. Often these occasions involve a lovely fire in a fireplace, which for many people is central to the season. Unfortunately, fireplaces are also central to dangerous chimney fires that can do more than just ruin a holiday get-together. Here are five tips you can use to […]

So Much More than Heat: The 7 Benefits of Owning a Fireplace

When you look at the key reasons people purchase and use fireplaces, a stable heat source is always at the top of the list.  But the list doesn’t stop there.  The benefits of owning a fireplace are so much more than just the heat the unit delivers.  If you’ve been thinking about a new fireplace, consider these other reasons people enjoy this great appliance, particularly […]

Sleeker Designs Bring Modern Cool to the Fireplace

It wasn’t all that long ago when people imagining a fireplace saw a big, gaping, square hole in a wall, surrounded by huge sections of brickwork.  If this is what you think about when you think about fireplaces, you’ll be surprised at the amazing new technologies and sleeker designs that bring modern cool to the fireplace. Where can you install a modern […]

The Advantages of Gas Fireplace Inserts

If high utility bills are inspiring you to find supplemental gas-fueled heat sources, you may not need to look any further than your existing masonry fireplace. A gas fireplace insert will convert your inefficient fireplace into a viable heat supply that can help you significantly reduce energy costs. There are various factors that affect the […]

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