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3 Reasons to Consider an Electric Fireplace

When people think of fireplaces, most often they picture the crackling fires from a wood-burning unit or a handsome gas fireplace that’s so popular today.  But there’s another kind of fireplace that many people believe is as good, or even better, than wood or gas.  Yes, we’re talking about fireplaces that run on electricity.  If you’re thinking of adding a new fireplace to your home, here are three reasons to consider an electric […]

5 Reasons People Shop for Electric Fireplaces

The choice to “go electric” with a fireplace instead of buying the kind that runs on gas or wood is an easy one for some people.  No other type of home heating appliance offers the convenience, ease of operation and absolute zero maintenance of modern electric fireplaces. As far as design goes, electric fireplaces on the market today offer many of the […]

Fireplaces are a Hot Home Feature for Homebuyers

Fireplaces are hotter than ever with homebuyers. Style trends for fireplaces differ some based on climates in various regions. Most realtors, however, report that there has been an increase in the demand for fireplaces in recent years. Open flames in a fireplace create warmth in more ways than one. The ambiance is inviting, creating an atmosphere in which precious memory-making events are planned. The following […]

7 Reasons Wood Stoves Are Coming Back in Fashion

When you hear the term “wood stove,” what do you think of?  If you’re not familiar with the stunning new designs of modern wood stoves, you probably think of the old pot-bellied stove our grandparents used to operate.  If so, you’ll be happy to know that “old-fashioned” is only one of the many looks of today’s wood stoves. There are many reasons wood stoves […]

Why You Shouldn’t Settle for a Builder Grade Fireplace

From pouring over different tile samples to weighing the best location for your laundry room, the options and, ultimately, the decisions in front of you can seem endless when you are building a new home or remolding your home. With all of the choices, and expenses, involved, it can be tempting to accept builder grade materials that your contractor suggests when your budget […]

Sorting Through the “Gas vs. Wood Fireplace” Debate

“I would love a house with a fireplace!”  Maybe you’ve heard someone say that before.  Maybe you’ve said it yourself.  Fortunately, to get that fireplace you want, you don’t have to go buy a new house, because today’s fireplaces are pre-built and ready to be installed. Now comes the part that’s a little trickier: Do you want a gas fireplace or a wood fireplace?  This is important.  Not all fireplaces are […]

Why Wood Stoves Are So Appealing

When you bring a new wood stove into your home, you probably will have had a primary reason for making the purchase.  Perhaps you’re looking forward to saving money on heating bills with a fuel source that can’t be beat in terms of economy.  Or maybe you have a room in your home that needs great zone heating.  Another reason may be the specific […]

Update Your Old Fireplace with Gas Logs

Do you have an old fireplace you don’t want to use anymore? Traditional masonry fireplaces are very inefficient and don’t provide a meaningful source of heat on cold, wintry days. Because they don’t achieve good combustion, fires in old fireplaces emit a lot of particulate matter and other pollutants. You could make good use of the fireplace with gas logs. By making a switch to […]

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 […]

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