Fireplaces & Wood Stoves

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How a Pellet Stove Works

Pinpoint the cause by understanding all the parts.

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Pellet Stove Repair

They usually break down in one of four ways.

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Everything You Need to Know About Wood Stoves

Freestanding fireplaces can help with heating and cooking.

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7 Tips to Make Your Fireplace as Energy Efficient as Possible

From using a top sealing damper to installing glass doors, here's a few ways to energy efficiency.

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Save Money on Heating With a Fireplace Insert

Adding a gas, wood, or pellet fireplace insert is a great way to heat up the home.

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Think You Know About Firewood?

Enjoy a winter of cozy fires.

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How to Install Limestone Fireplace Surrounds

Finish off a fireplace renovation or new install.

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How to Repair a Damaged Stone Fireplace Surround

A stone fireplace surround is appealing to most homeowners.

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Properly Maintain and Clean Your Cast Iron Fireplace Grate

Keep the home fires burning with a clean, maintained grate

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Make My Fireplace Two Sided? Yes, It's Possible

Double the enjoyment and warmth.

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Pellet Stoves Offer Economical, Environmentally Friendly Heat

Supplement your home's heat - with an economical, easy to use pellet stove.

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Keep Wood Burning Fireplaces Clean and Clear for Safety

Have your chimney inspected and cleaned annually.

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4 Common Prefab Fireplace Problems to Avoid

They're a relatively recent heating feature.

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A Guide to Buying Your First Wood Burning Stove

They're an economical and eco-friendly alternative.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Fireplace Safety

Use these safety tips to keep your fireplace from going up in smoke.

Portable Fireplaces

There's no chimney in your home, but there's a fireplace in your future.

How to Clean Your Fireplace

It's a dirty task, but we break it down so you can soon be sitting in front of a roaring fire.

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Make Your Fireplace Energy Efficient

Keep the cold out and the warm in by making sure your fireplace is operating at peak efficiency.

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Proper Fireplace Maintenance

Before, during and after your fire, here's how to keep you fireplace healthy.

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Transfer Your Small Electric Fireplace in 5 Steps

Take the fire with you when you need it elsewhere.

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What's a Masonry Heater?

A Masonry heater allows you to heat your home with wood in a unique way.

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Troubleshooter's Guide for a Smoking Fireplace Problem

Homeowners often ask what causes a fireplace to smoke during use.

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Troubleshooting a Brick Outdoor Fireplace

A fire needs fuel and air to burn properly.

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Why Fireplaces Work and Why They Sometimes Don't

Why fireplaces work, and how best to build them, has been a topic of hot debate literally for centuries.

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How to Install a New Soot Collector on a Wood Burner

Soot is a natural byproduct of burning wood.

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Fireplace Designs with Mosaic Tile

Tile mosaics offer a unique and creative appeal.

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How to Decorate Around a Corner Fireplace

Even in the corner, it can be a focal point.

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How to Install a Direct Vent Fireplace Flue

Keep the flame alive with proper venting of your fireplace.

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4 Tips for Cleaning a Fireplace Hearth

How to avoid the frustration of hearth dirt.

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Using a Wood Burning Stove Insert for Fireplaces

A stove insert might be the solution you're looking for.

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How to Use a Chimney Starter

There are actually several effective techniques.

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How to Build a Marble Fireplace

Mable cuts an elegant feature.

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Decorate A Fake Fireplace For A Realistic Appearance

Create a natural element without the heat.

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Build a Decorative Wood Fireplace in 7 Steps

It can't burn wood, but it can still warm up a room.

An electric fireplace.
Electric Wall Fireplace Installation

Installing one is actually easy.

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How to Buy an Electric Fireplace

When gloomy weather threatens outside, settle in for the night in front of a fireplace.

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Installing a Three-sided Fireplace

It's also known as a corner fireplace.

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How to Repair a Stone Patio Fireplace

Make repairs before the stone crumbles.

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How to Clean and Maintain a Patio Fireplace

Outdoor fireplaces need maintenance too.

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How often should I clean my wood stove pipe?

Cleaning your wood stove pipe should be done more regularly during the winter months.

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6 Wall Mounted Fireplace Design Tips

A wall mounted fireplace is the answer when you want to enjoy the sight and sound of a crackling fire.

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5 Potential Ventless Fireplace Dangers

A ventless fireplace is convenient but dangerous.

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How to Install and Use Ventless Fireplace Logs

Ventless fireplace logs are a true technological marvel as you no longer need a chimney or vent.

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How to Make Your Own Wood Burning Stove Pipe

Effectively and safely clear the smoke.