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Wood burning Inserts for your Fireplace
Wood Burning Inserts for your Fireplace Few things are as satisfying as cozying up to a fireplace on a cold day. Unfortunately, fireplaces aren’t meant to run unsupervised, and cannot effectively heat your entire house. Luckily, there are ways to turn your fireplace into super efficient heating: wood burning fireplace inserts. These inserts are designed Read more
Wood Stove Heat Shields: An Overview
Do I Need A Heat Shield? Wood stoves require heat shields both under and behind them to protect your home from heat damage. While many wood stoves include heat shields in their design, some do not. Refer to your wood stove to determine if external heat shields are necessary. Installing these heat shields as instructed Read more
The Heat Efficiency of Wood Burning Stoves vs. Gas Stoves
Ever wonder about the overall efficiency of a wood burning stove as opposed to a gas stove? There are many differences between the two types of stoves but understanding the distinction in combustion and heating efficiency is the most helpful towards making a decision as to which stove is beneficial for you and your family’s Read more
What is a Freestanding Woodstove?
What is a Freestanding Woodstove? A pretty basic definition of woodstoves is that they are metal boxes made in such a way that you can have a wood fire inside so that the metal gets hot and heats the room. As basic as that definition is, there’s actually a great deal of engineering, new technology Read more
Gas Log Fireplaces vs. Wood Burning Fireplaces
The gas log fireplace has a number of advantages over a traditional wood burning fireplace. While some of the reasons might appear to be obvious others might turn a few curious glances. Gas fireplaces do not have the same amount of realism and the impact of a wood burning fireplace, but with added features gas Read more
How Do You Know If You’ve Got A Good Wood Stove Installation?
Most people assume that if the heat is coming off of a wood stove and the smoke is going up the chimney, everything is fine. It may be, but very often it isn’t. There are two common problems, and a thousand little ones. Let’s only deal with the common problems. The biggest problem of them Read more
The Benefits Of Wood Burning Stoves
Wood Stoves: Why You Want Them and Why You Need Them Been wondering if a wood stove or fireplace is right for you? Here is some information you can use to make a good decision for you and your family. There are five reasons people buy wood stoves. We’ll discuss each one: Save Money Increased Read more