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Cleaning the Glass On Your Gas Fireplace | Fireplace Chores

Cleaning the Glass On Your Gas Fireplace If you can’t really see the flames flicking around the inside of your direct vent gas fireplace, how do you know if it’s performing as intended? Aside from that, why wouldn’t you want to have a clear, unobstructed view of the flames every time you turn the fireplace […]

How to Whitewash Your Brick Fireplace

A certain style of brick fireplace is timeless, but yours might not be. A handful of homebuilders in the area jumped on a brick fireplace trend which was, at the time, highly desirable. And it’s not a bad look today, but it can look a little dated. The imposing, exposed brick look is still a […]

What to Expect from a Chimney Sweep

Chimney-sweeping season is upon us! If your family doesn’t use the wood burning fireplace as much as you used to, you may feel there is no reason to have it swept. As it turns out, having your chimney serviced once or twice a year improves the quality of air in your home, and gets rid […]

How to Heat Your Cottage with a Fireplace

If you’re lucky enough to have access to a cottage, you’ve probably considered using it year round—not only during the warm summer months. Most Canadians think of cottage time as roughing it (at least compared to the amenities we have in our year-round homes), but when looking to expand your usage to the winter, the […]

Almost Off the Grid Heating – Propane or Wood Burning Stove?

It is becoming more and more common for families to want to lower their reliance on the electrical grid. For many, separating as much as possible from utility companies has become a goal—especially due to the high costs of heating. When looking to take heating almost off the grid, most homeowners consider two options: propane […]

Is a Gas Fireplace or Wood Fireplace Better?

A fireplace can be a great addition to your home. Not only can a fireplace help add warmth during the colder months of the year, it’s mere presence helps to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere in addition to helping to establish a focal point in your room’s interior design. However, once you’ve made the […]

5 tips so you get the most from your fireplace this season

If you own a fireplace, there’s a good chance it goes unused most of the year. However, you’ll be ready to start a cozy fire once the temperatures begin dropping and the fall and winter hit. Before you begin using your fireplace, we want to share some knowledge so you can get the full performance you expect from your […]