Heat from a wood burning fireplace is so comforting and brings cozyness to a home. To make this heating method a little easier, here is some tool advice for you.
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Breaking your fireplace glass is something we definitly want to avoid. But why does a stove or fireplace glass break? You can read here why it may happen and how to keep it from happening!
Are you scared to cause a house fire if you operate your fireplace? Do not fear your gas or wood stove anymore! Here is the information you need to be confident using your fireplace.
How essential is a blower on my fireplace or stove? Does it provide more heat? Are they noisy? These are common questions. For the answer to these and others, keep reading!
This article will give you a better understanding of how an insert functions and the benefits of installing one in your home.
Come and see what there is to consider when you plan on installing your fireplace yourself and what steps to take to complete your project.
Painting a fireplace is a way to bring it up-to-date while respecting your budget. See how to do it based on different types of fireplaces.
With colder weather, comes a few more items on your “to do” list. But no worries! Here are our tips for your outdoor fire features maintenance before winter.
Get your home ready for winter before the cold temperatures arrive with this helpful checklist.
The WE LOVE FIRE dealer network has put together this summary of our top eight products picks. Understand that these are not our top eight most popular items or our best sellers, but eight of the most interesting and innovative products available from your WE LOVE FIRE dealer. All these products are designed to make your life more pleasant, a bit easier and definitely more enjoyable.
When it come to heat, everybody has their preference in terms of fuel. But other factors are to be considered before making the final decision. This article will help you by giving you some questions to ask yourself.
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.
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!
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.
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.
For a safe home, it's very important to deal with a professional when it comes to fire and heating your home. Let us help you figure out the professional certifications out there for hearth industry.
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!
What can I do with my old fireplace? Can I save my chimney repairing it? Here is some help answering these questions!
Should I add doors to my fireplace? What difference does it make? Read what you should consider here!
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!
Newer mounts refute the traditional reasons to avoid placing the television over the mantel. Sometimes, the space above the fireplace is the only spot in the room where a TV will fit; products like MantelMount makes those spots work.
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.
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!
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!
Looking to upgrade your fireplace in favor of going green? Support the environment, reduce your monthly heating bill and gain access to grants.
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!
Updating your fireplace doors is a sensible project. We will explain how to identify what type of fireplace and how to measure for a new set of fireplace doors.
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.
A gas fireplace insert is a fireplace that has been designed to slide into, (inserted) in an existing wood burning fireplace.
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.
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.
If a gas fireplace is in your plans, here are several considerations to keep in mind when planning to remodel or build.
Whether it’s gas, wood, electric or pellets, here’s a few points to ponder and suggestions for adding a hearth appliance downstairs in your home.
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.
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?
Have you found a hole or crack in the brick of your wood-burning fireplace? Should you fix it or line it with an insert? Here's everything you need to know.
Does your fireplace seem to be missing something or look a little blahzay? Maybe it needs something unique, a touch of class to have it reflect your life style. What are some options that I can consider that would spiff up my fireplace?
If you’re planning to add a gas fireplace to your home, we can help with some insight and can help explain why the best values in the fireplace industry are at your WE LOVE FIRE dealer!
Learn how a fireplace can cool your house, how to maximize the cooling effects of your chimney and other green suggestions for a comfortable home.
You really enjoy your gas fireplace and what it adds to your home . . . . the wonderful heat from it, the dancing flames and glowing embers and especially how easy it is to use. But suddenly, it’s making an odd, beeping noise.
Here are some troubleshooting tips, by fuel type, that might help answer many concerns regarding ‘no ignition’. Keep in mind these are intended to be somewhat generic in nature in order to illustrate common problems and possible solutions.
This is a frequent question that can cause a spirited conversation around a fire. Everyone knows that hardwoods are the best, right? Do softwoods have a place? Is there a “best” wood to burn? Yes, there is! Keep reading to find out what it is!
Once or twice a year, it’s a good idea to clean the glass on your fireplace, stove or insert. So just spray on a little window cleaner and wipe it off, right? Cleaning fireplace glass isn’t a big deal. Wrong! There are right and wrong ways to clean the glass on your fireplace. Some “do’s” and some “don’ts”.
Electric fireplaces are more popular than ever. They can be installed anywhere in your home. But can you count on them for much heat? If your expectations for an electric fireplace are to heat a 2000 - 3000 square foot home, you may want to keep reading.
Before using a fireplace, there are many factors you should check to ensure you and your family’s safety. There are things you should consider.
The difference in the air pressure in your house and the outdoors can be negative or positive. Neither is particularly beneficial. Let’s discuss negative air pressure as it relates to your home and specifically to your fireplace. Keep reading to see why this subject is important.
Do you go through the exercise of cutting, splitting and stacking wood every year? You’re tired of those monthly gas or fuel oil bills, right? You would like to be a bit more independent.
There are a few reasons for considering removing a fireplace. Can it be done? How practical would it be to do so? Is it expensive? Are there any cost effective alternatives? Let’s try to help you determine if removing a fireplace is a project you should be contemplating.
You burn wood in a fireplace, stove or insert. And you want to use the best wood you can for keeping your family comfortable. Different wood species are found in different areas of the country. Everyone knows that hardwoods are best for burning, right? Or . . . . are they?
There are many homeowners who choose to clean their own chimneys. You burn wood and know the importance of cleaning the chimney. But how often should I clean it?
This is a good question and one that deserves discussion and planning. Lots of people are installing big screen TV’s above their fireplace. It’s a great use of space, but will the TV be damaged if the fireplace in operating? Is there anything that can be done to protect the TV? If you’re building or remodeling, are there techniques that can be incorporated into the project to shield the TV from heat?
If you burn wood in a fireplace, you know the damper should be open before you get a fire going. But is halfway open good enough? Less heat will be lost up the chimney, right?
Glass doors are an important component of your wood burning fireplace, stove or insert. It’s important that you have an appropriate door. Here’s why.
Is your fireplace causing your allergies? In this article, you’ll find logical explanations on the subject, as well as various ways you can remedy to it.
Many gas fireplaces, stoves and inserts operate with a standing pilot light. What does a pilot light actually do?
You want to update your fireplace, but don’t know how to go about doing it? Here are eight interesting and creative suggestions for all budgets.
A wood fireplace needs tools to facilitate its use and cleaning. Here are the nine tools you need to keep your device working.
When starting a fireplace, many experience condensation or fog on the glass for the first few moments. This shouldn’t cause any concern as it is part of the normal process of condensation that occurs when water vapor condenses onto a cool surface. Here is what you need to know.
Do you have a house with a wood burning fireplace that doesn’t provide any heat to your home? What can be done to provide more heat to your family room? Let’s discuss why a fireplace insert is a terrific way to update that old, inefficient outdated fireplace.
Learn how to reduce the risk of fire in your home, and see which preventive measures should be taken in order to keep your family safe.
What’s the purpose of a damper in my fireplace? Should it be open, closed or partly open when I build a fire? What do I do if it’s an older fireplace and the damper doesn’t operate correctly? For these answers and more, keep reading.
Which heating unit better suits your needs? A fireplace or a stove? Here is a list of 5 factors to consider before making your decision.
Which electric fireplace is the best? We have our favorites for good reasons. Before getting that answer, let us explain what is important to consider when it comes to electric fireplaces.
What is Creosote? Where does it come from? How to prevent its buildup in your chimney? This article answers these questions and offers a guide to ensure you keep your family safe while enjoying your fireplace!
Do you hear wind blowing inside your fireplace? Do you have a hard time lighting it when the wind is blowing strong? Do you have smoke rolling back into the house when it’s windy outside? This article deals with the wind and how to adapt your fireplace and chimney installation to avoid those issues.
Adding a fireplace to your home adds value and a tremendous source of comfort. What are the requirements to consider before installing a fireplace? Is it different whether it is wood, gas or electric? This article provides great information on what is physically necessary to consider before installing a fireplace.
Ready to use your fireplace? Starting a fire may sound simple at first, but failing at doing it may feel embarrassing and even create some problems. This article offers practical advice to light a fire and two proven methods that are easy to put into practice.
A wood fireplace gives you an almost limitless supply of wood ash. Is there a way to recycle them? In this article, you’ll find eleven ways to reuse wood ashes.
What happens to your fireplace and chimney when it rains? Does it have any impact? Will the rain create damages to my chimney? This article explains the effect of water infiltrations and gives the solution to prevent problems from happening to your chimney.
Is it legal to use a wood fireplace in the United States? EPA is proactively regulating wood stove emissions. This article explains in detail what the regulation is all about, how it applies in real life and explains the benefit to using wood as a heating source.
Refacing a fireplace can save you a lot of money while giving your fireplace a complete makeover. What is refacing? How does it work?
How much firewood do you need to buy or cut for the coming winter? This article explains what variables to consider when heating with wood. Several factors will be at play to determine how much firewood is needed to go through a whole winter.
Can a fireplace cause carbon monoxide? This article offers an honest answer and ways to protect your family from any exposure to CO.
Are you planning to get an outdoor fireplace? Do you know there are many options available to you, as well as many regulations to comply with? Find out more here.
Can I use my gas fireplace when the power it out? How does it work? What are the technologies involved? This article explains why a gas fireplace will work during a power outage. It also explains the difference between the standing pilot and electronic ignition technologies.
Fireplace Accessories make a difference when it comes to upgrade the look and impact it has in your home. Which ones are the most popular? Where do we find them? Are there rules to follow? This article answers these questions.
How are gas fireplaces installed? Some online resources may show a step by step process to help the DIY in you. Gas fireplaces involve fire and gas, inside the home! Understanding the process is important. Having the certified experts to do the work is of the outmost importance. This article highlights what is involved in installing a gas fireplace.
Remodeling an older fireplace is fun and will increase the value of your home. Where do we start and how do we get this done? This articles provides good insight on the options available and 3 steps to follow to make of this project a success.
How to prevent chimney fires? This article explains the importance of chimney maintenance and also, offers great tips for the every day use of a wood stove or fireplace.
Where to find fireplace replacement parts? As fireplaces get older, some maintenance is necessary to ensure optimum efficiency. Finding replacement parts for an older fireplace can be tricky, but the We Love Fire expert can help out!
There are unpleasant smells coming from your chimney. What causes them and how can you remedy the situation? Read on for the solution to your problem.
Do you want to upgrade the look of your fireplace at a very low cost? Painting your fireplace might be the perfect option. This article offers practical advice to make of your project a successful one.
Is fireplace smoke harmful to your health? Read on to learn more about wood smoke and its effect on your health. Find out what you can do to reduce the risks.
What wood to burn in my fireplace? What is the best wood to burn and what should you avoid burning? This article aims at offering a practical guide to operate your fireplace successfully.
Do I need a fan or a blower on my fireplace? Will it make my stove more efficient? What are the pros and cons of having a fan on a fireplace? This article aims at answering these questions, from an expert’s point of view.
What is the best fireplace insert? Upgrading your fireplace is an important investment. Choosing the best fireplace insert is very important! This step by step practical article will guide you to ward the best insert to fit your needs.
What type of fireplace should you get? Wood, gas, or electric? Should it be a stove, a fireplace or an insert? Read on to see which would be best for you.
A fireplace that smokes back into the house is very annoying. Our expert Roy Mjelde explains the possible source of the problem and how to fix it.
Can a fireplace heat my whole house? With rising heating bills, a fireplace may be the solution to lower heating cost while making your home warmer than ever. Find out how to choose the right fireplace to heat you whole house.
The safety of any fireplace insert depends not only on it being installed and operated correctly, but also on the safety and/or condition of your existing fireplace itself.
How do you choose a fireplace but most of all, its power, its heating capacity and the necessary BTUs? The climate, room dimensions and the number of windows it holds, are all factors to consider. Find out more and evaluate your needs by consulting our online BTU calculator.
Place your television set above your fireplace. Safe installation of your television. Electric fireplace and television are a good match. Some electric fireplaces are built directly within a television unit. Insert in a niche or add a shelf to prevent heat.
Pellet inserts reduce heat cost and are ecological. No chemicals are used to produce pellets. Soft wood pellets produce less ashes but are most expensive. Spring is the best time to purchase pellets.
Discover three ways to revamp your fireplace in an original and affordable manner. Change the mantel or the decorative facade. Add or change the shelf above your fireplace. Buy fireplace tool sets or integrate decorative accessories.
Discover new fall fireplaces and stoves, including Harmony 2.3 stove, Castleton 1 stove and in-wall Ambiance electric fireplaces.
Learn the origin of creosote, its different accumulation phases and how to reduce it inside your chimney.
Fireplace inserts, zero clearance fireplaces, electric fireplaces and stoves allow to overcome restrictions. Discover which appliance suits your situation.
Enjoy your fireplace, even spring and summer ! From cleaning to decoration with frames or flowers, here are some suggestions to improve your appliance.
There is no right choice when it comes to decide whether or not to turn off the pilot light of your gas fireplace during summer. Each option both has pros and cons that will influence your decision.
Chimney caps, fireplace screens, and fireplace grates can make safer and better your appliance. Here are some explanations of why they are useful and some tips to get the most out of them.
Benjamin Franklin is known for his excellent contribution to the creation of modern fireplace inserts. Inspired by the work of Franz Kessler and Jean Desaguliers, his invention saved several lives and brought a more efficient heating source during a serious wood shortage.
Technology became Increasingly present in our day-to-day life, even in fireplaces ! From easy-light control to air-wash system and mobile application, discover how these technologies have improved your appliances.
Think carefully before buying a new fireplace online. Online information will give you an overview but some aspects such as services will probably be difficult to find.
You still can't get a fire burning in your fireplace despite our first solutions? These new reasons will probably help you resolve your problem.
With our cold, snowy and windy weather, a power outage can rapidly occur. These tips will help you better prepare for the next moment without electricity.
Electric Fireplaces have evolved and became more realistic and efficient. These four new Amantii's and Napoleon's models will show you how.
These answers to our readers questions will maybe help you answer your own questions or resolve your problems.
Bi-fold glass doors, whether are tracked or trackless, will help you heat your open fireplace more efficiently.
It will get colder soon and your home will need to be heated. These tips will help you prepare for minimizing your heating bill and being safe.
Each problem of gas fireplace has a solution. In this second part, we’ll talk about the other possible issues such as strange odors, hazy glass and noises.
If you see these clear signs on your fireplace and your Chimney system, you must contact a qualified expert as soon as possible.
Several aspects must be taken into consideration when you heating with wood-burning. From type of wood to quantity, here is an overview of what you must know.
Your gas fireplace won't ignite or your wood burning fireplace is producing more smoke than flames ? These five reasons will maybe explain why you having trouble.
Your fireplace smells wrong when not in use ? It is most likely because of debris, moisture, animals, negative air pressure, suit or creosote.
Several factors have an un impact on how many BTUs are needed for a fireplace or a stove. Here are the ones you should consider.
Do your requirements and constraints for a fireplace limit your possibilities ? Electric fireplaces or stoves might be a good option for you. Here is why.
It’s no secret that gas fireplaces are extremely popular today. But as a mechanical device, there can be failure of components and issues with equipment. There are a few common problems that you as a homeowner, should be able to recognize.
Buying a used fireplace or stove is not always a good idea. The following questions and other considerations will help you determine whether or not to buy a used appliance.
Your old gas fireplace clashes with your modern tastes? There are some inexpensive ways to transform it such as replacing your gas logs.
Zone heating is great way to save on your energy bills. Let's see how and how much you can save.
You think to change your gas fireplace for a wood burning appliance? Converting may be an option for you. Read to understand how it works.
Pets and children do not understand the dangers that a fireplace pose. Follow these five steps to make your fireplace safer for them.
How would you like to get more enjoyment from your fireplace than you already do? Having the proper tools can make tending a fire a genuine pleasure.
Using a stove or a fireplace carries some risks. These tips will help you to ensure the safe operation of your wood-burning appliance.
A fireplace may involve certain risks with a lack of expertise. Here are several reasons to choose a professional.
To enjoy cold season safely, you must prepare your fireplace before lighting your first fire. Here are some tips to help you.
Looking for a stove or a fireplace ? Here is a quick overview of great new products to consider next time you visit your local fireplace store.
Have you ever looked into the benefits of today’s gas log sets? Fireplaces are a favorite feature among homeowners, and gas logs provide additional features that are appreciated by many for your home
Ask any Realtor and they’ll tell you that, all other things being equal, homes with fireplaces show better. There’s something about a fireplace that lends ambiance to any room, and prospective home buyers seem to like the idea of owning a home that has one of these amenities – even if they never plan to use it.
Homeowners are naturally concerned about saving money. One of the areas they typically focus heavily on when it comes to expenses is home heating.
Gas fireplaces have become incredibly popular appliances for home heating. There’s actually good reason for all the hoopla.
Whether looking for an alternative heating system or looking to add more personality to your living room with a fireplace, all of the options out there can make it challenging to choose.
Are you looking to update or supplement your heating system? Whether you need to replace an old, inefficient heating unit or you want to add a functional and attractive improvement to your favorite room, a wood stove is the prefect option.
As a homeowner, if you have a fireplace, you have an amenity that increases the value of your house. This is true whether you have a masonry fireplace or a factory-built fireplace.
Hesitating on the type of fireplaces and stoves fuel to opt for? Learn more about wood, pellets, gas and electricity’s benefits and drawbacks.
A fireplace is a must-have for most homeowners and it’s easy to see why. Their beauty, value & convenience has made gas fireplaces very popular.
Fireplaces can help you save on heating bills & sell your house. Some regions in Canada & the US even offer financial incentives if you buy specific appliances. Learn more!
Thinking of remodeling your fireplace? Get some great tips and advice before you start your project.
The best thing to do with your fireplace during the off season is to schedule maintenance and cleaning. Approximately 42% of all home fires related to heating involve chimneys and fireplaces. You will be ready for the winter and able to use your fireplace with peace of mind that your family is safe by keeping up with annual chimney maintenance. The following is more information about an annual chimney inspection and cleaning as well as other recommendations on what to do with your fireplace in summertime.
When someone decides to have a beautiful new fireplace installed, there are various factors to consider. While the aesthetics of the unit is important, the type of fuel the fireplace will run on should be a more weighty factor in deciding what kind of fireplace to purchase.
At first glance, it may seem strange to hear about someone wanting to convert their traditional fireplace that runs on either wood or gas into an electric fireplace. But if you think about it, this conversion makes very good sense in certain instances. Let’s look at a few of them and then talk about some tips for making this conversion.
Here we’ll look at some of the differences between wood-burning and pellet stoves. Both are popular options for people who prefer not to operate a fireplace and want a little more flexibility in where they set up the stove. Both bring warmth and ambiance to a home. So the main factors prospective buyers are looking at are cost to buy and operate and convenience and efficiency of operation.
Why do gas-burning heating appliances continue to grow in popularity with homeowners throughout North America? There are many reasons, and we’ll look at some of them here. We’ll also talk a little about the three primary types of gas units that make wonderful additions to any home: gas fireplaces, gas fireplace inserts and free-standing gas stoves.