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How to Turn on Your Gas Fireplace

  Many people turn off their gas fireplaces in the summer months to conserve natural gas or propane but often need a reminder on how to light the pilot light in the fall. First, locate the fireplace controls, they are located usually behind a louver or panel at the bottom of the fireplace. Next, locate […]

Gas Fireplace Cleaning and Maintenance Tips  

Gas fireplaces need to be maintained regularly, at least once a year. Like wood burning fireplaces, gas fireplaces collect dirt and debris that can cause it to burn ineffectively, house unwanted pests, or even develop hazardous leaks.  There are many different types of gas fireplaces that can be cleaned in different ways. To help you out, here are some […]

Reasons Gas Fireplaces Are Incredible

You’ve got a wood fireplace in your home. And while you like the ambiance at atmosphere which come burning wood logs, there are some drawbacks too: Periodic chimney sweeping Soot and ash accumulation Having to purchase and store firewood on a continual basis On one hand, you still want to enjoy a cozy fire whenever […]

Have You Seen the Stamford Fireplaces Design Centre?

After you’ve decided to purchase a new gas or wood fireplace for your home, you then need to research things like: Brands to choose from Styles to fit your home décor Delivery and installation Pricing information. And when you visit Stamford Fireplaces, you’ll get all that information – and impeccable customer service too – when […]

Fireplace Design Trends for Fall

With September comes the end of summer. The kids are back in school. You’re back at work after a well-earned summer vacation. There are shorter days, longer nights, and cooler temperatures. Add it all up, and you’ll be spending more time at home. And that means more time around the fireplace. Now, if you didn’t […]

Do Gas Fireplaces Add Value to Your St. Catharines Home?

Over the past few years, home prices all over Canada have skyrocketed. It’s been very much a sellers’ market. That’s extended to St. Catharines, as the average price of a home in the city went up 7.5% in March 2018 alone (Source: NRC Realty). Homeowners looking to get max value are upgrading popular areas of […]

We’re Planning Our Annual BIG Sale

It’s a tradition here at Stamford Fireplaces: Every May, we proudly host the BIG Sale on our most popular products: Gas fireplaces. Wood fireplaces. Outdoor fireplaces. Fireplace tables and pits. And 2018 will be no different. Make certain you don’t miss out on your chance to get the fireplaces you want at incredibly affordable prices. […]

All About Fireplace Screens

Do you have a gas fireplace? Did you know that regulations came into effect on January 1, 2015 (it’s also applicable in the United States)? “Starting on January 1, 2015, all new gas fireplaces, and fireplace heaters that vent to the outside, will come with a protective barrier.  This barrier will be there to prevent […]

Wood or Gas? Which Fuel Has the Advantage?

Throughout history, there have been some great debates: John vs. Paul (the Beatles) Ginger vs. Mary Ann (Gilligan’s Island) Coke vs. Pepsi (soft drinks) Of course gas and wood fireplaces here at Stamford Fireplaces are no exception. What’s more expensive to run? Which fuel burns cleaner? What’s more convenient? Which fireplace provides a greater overall […]

Is A Gas Fireplace Insert Right for Your Family?

Dreaming of a fireplace but think it’s beyond your budget? Wood burning masonry fireplaces are beautiful, but costly to build, inefficient and difficult to add after your home is built – not impossible, but difficult. There are economical and efficient alternatives to give your family comparable ambiance without the prohibitive expense and construction. Most homeowners […]