Fireplaces & Wood Stoves

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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 hack your way to energy efficiency.

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.

Cleaning Stone Fireplace Fronts

5 easy steps to get your stone fireplace sparkling.

Mess-Free Fire Starting

Afraid of using your fireplace because of the potential mess? Use these tips to cozy up to it this winter.

A Guide to Buying Your First Wood Burning Stove

If you want an economical and eco-friendly alternative to standard heating, try this alternative!

How to Repair a Broken Fireplace Damper

If your fire results in a smoky room, your damper may not be working properly. Fortunately, its easy to replace.

6 Essential Tools Needed in a Fireplace Tool Set

A fireplace tool set is designed so that you can effectively manage your fireplace.

How to Replace a Door Gasket on a Pellet Stove

Pellet stoves burn wood at extremely high efficiencies.

How to Mix Fireplace Mortar

Fireplace mortar is mixed a bit differently than regular mortar.

How to Clean Your Glass Fireplace Doors

A fireplace can be made to look much more elegant by adding glass fireplace doors.

3 Tips for Painting Your Fireplace Hearth

Make sure to prime the hearth.

4 Tips for Insulating Fireplace Doors

Fireplace doors come insulated.

How to Install an Electric Wall Mount Fireplace

This is an effective and easy solution to bring heat to your home.

Tips on Keeping a Limestone Fireplace Clean

Since limestone is porous using commercial cleaners will cause damage.

How to Install a Fireplace Damper Handle

A fireplace damper is usually located at the very bottom of the chimney. As you look inside the chimney,

How to Install an Electric Fireplace Insert

If you are not using your old fireplace but would still like to use the space you can install an electric fireplace insert.

Is Your Fireplace Too Hot?

If your fireplace seems too hot, then there may an issue at hand.

5 Safety Tips for Natural Gas Fireplaces

It provides a real fireplace without the inconvenience of cutting wood and cleaning up ashes.

Wood Burning Stoves: An Economical Alternative

The cost of heating your home these days can be quite astronomical.

Troubleshooting Common Pellet Stove Problems

According to the manufacturers a pellet stove is likely to develop faults or problems as a result of using poor quality fuel.

Installing a Pot Belly Stove in Five Steps

Install your own good old-fashioned pot belly stove.

Stone Fireplace Cleaning Tips

Keep your stone fireplace in top shape!

Some Facts About Firewood

Everything you could possibly want to know about firewood.

Quick Fixes for Common Fireplace Blower Problems

Keep the fire going with these fixes.

Mounting a Plasma TV on a Brick Wall Fireplace

Don't let a brick wall stand between you and your mounted plasma.

Fireplace as the Centerpiece of a Room

In many of the rooms in your home, the fireplace serves as the centerpiece, both visually and socially.

Do's and Don'ts for Using Your Fireplace

Colder winds knock at the door and rattle the rafters while inside a warm fire burns with glowing embers

How to Replace Gas Fireplace Inserts

If your gas fireplace insert is worn out, don't hesitate to follow these steps and replace it with a new one.

How to Remodel a Fireplace

Is it possible to make your fireplace the star of the room again without a total tear-down?

What to Burn in Your Fireplace

Get the most out of your cozy fire by using the best wood for the job.

The Dos and Don'ts of Fireplace Safety

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

Gas to Wood Fireplace Conversion: Mistakes to Avoid

If you're considering making the switch, learn about what mistakes can be common.

How to Install a Pellet-Stove Insert

Pellet-stove inserts are easy-to-use, affordable, and come in a variety of designs. Quickly install your own in six steps.

How to Build a Fireplace Hearth

A fireplace hearth is a useful part of a fireplace because it protects your flooring from burns.

How to Build a Corner Hearth Pad for Wood Stoves

Hearth pads make having a wood-burning stove in your house safe, and they can add decorative flair.

How to Build Your Own Pellet Stove

Got an extra space to heat? Try making your own pellet stove for a garage or workshop instead of spending hundreds.

Rekindle Your Fireplace Investment

Protect and improve the investment that is your home's gas fireplace with the proper accessories and upkeep.

Building an Indoor Masonry Fireplace with a Kit

Building a masonry fireplace isn't as difficult as it used to be. Check out these steps for the basics on how to make your own.

6 Tips for Troubleshooting Your Electric Portable Fireplace

An electric portable fireplace adds ambiance and warmth to a room, but what if it isn't working? Here are 6 tips to troubleshoot.

5 Common Problems with a Two-sided Fireplace

Should you install a two-sided fireplace?

How Does a Fireplace Damper Work?

Your fireplace damper is the unseen, useful hero of your entire fireplace system.

Have You Heard of a Fireplace Draft Stopper?

It might not be as fun as it sounds, but it can save you a lot of money.

How to Clean a Stone Fireplace Hearth

A large part of owning a fireplace is upkeep, and a stone hearth should be cleaned regularly to keep it looking great. Here's how!

Install a Marble Hearth and Wood Fireplace Surround Part 1

A luxury marble hearth you can make yourself. Your wood burning fireplace can be elegant and affordable.

Install a Marble Hearth and Wood Fireplace Surround Part 2

Enjoy the class and elegance of a marble hearth in your own home. It's easier than you might think.