Recent Posts by Joe Bodden

Why Burn Wood Pellets?

Want to know why using wood pellets is a good thing? Why is it a choice you really should consider? This article will help you understand more about wood pellets and see if it's the right fit for you!

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What Size Fireplace Do I Need?

Selecting the good fireplace for your home can be very confusing.  This article will take a practical look at several criteria that should be considered before making a final decision on the size and type of fireplace to use.

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How Gas Fireplaces Work

You might be considering a gas fireplace for your home but wonder if it's complicated to operate or if it's expensive? Let's answer to these questions and see how exactly works a gas fireplace!

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Which Fireplace Should I Choose?

Are electric fireplaces expensive to operate?  How much heat can I expect?  Are they complicated to use?  These are just a few of the questions we’ll answer in this article.

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Are Fireplace Inserts Worth It?

You have a nice old fireplace but you'd like to know how you can use it to heat the room more efficiently! How you can best utilize an old chimney? See your options here!

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How Does My Chimney Work?

Maybe you already know that a chimney plays a big role in the efficiency and safety of a wood or gas fireplace but you wonder how exactly! Let us explain!

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Can my fireplace flue be angled?

You are dealing with a weirdly placed fireplace? Or you found the perfect spot for you new fireplace but you would have to angle the chimney flue for it? Let's see together what you have to consider and if you can angle a chimney flue.

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Why Heat With Pellets?

What are the benefits of heating with pellets? You have heard of wood pellets and you are wondering if it's for you? Let's see why it really is an option to consider!

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Who Installs Fireplaces?

You have been thinking of fireplace in your home for a while and now you are ready to buy one. But who should you hire to install your new fireplace? Or maybe you ask yourself "Can I install my fireplace myself?". This article will help you clear things up and guide you to make a wise choice!

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Who Cleans Chimneys?

Cleaning the chimney! We know it has to be done but is it worth it to hire for that? Or on the contrary, is it worth it to do it yourself? Let us give you the information to make the decision and understand the process!

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Vegan Grilling – Not Only Possible but Also Delicious

What is vegan diet by definition? Is it possible to find great grilling recipes that are Vegan but also delicious? You bet! Not only is it possible to grill up some fantastic Vegan dishes, but you might even convert some meat-eaters to the light side with these tips and recipes.

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Help! My Fireplace Won’t Draft

There are a few reasons why a draft may be difficult to establish in your wood burning fireplace or stove.  Our hope is this article will provide some insight and relieve that frustration.

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Are Gas Logs and Insert the Same?

Gas inserts and a set of gas logs are not the same product.  There are certain applications where an insert is the best and other applications will dictate which one of the two types of gas logs might work best. 

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Mantel and Hearth Considerations For Your Fireplace

If you are planning to install a fireplace in your home, you will have many options regarding the mantel and the hearth. And, it’s a safe bet that you will be living with the decisions you make for a long time. Here are items you will want to give special attention to in order to make that new fireplace the focal point of your home.

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Why Buy An Electric Fireplace?

Your WE LOVE FIRE expert gets this question quite often.  Here are the top ten reasons an electric fireplace (or two or three) is going to add value, atmosphere, and a touch of class to your home. 

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Can I Convert From Wood To Gas?

Fireplaces that have not been used in years can be resurrected and enjoyed nightly by you and your family.  There are hundreds of old, outdated, inefficient wood burning fireplaces in this area that would be terrific candidates for a gas insert.  Is yours one of them?

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