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 … Continue reading Wood or Gas? Which Fuel Has the Advantage?
You’re interested in having a gas or wood fireplace from Stamford Fireplaces installed in your home. (Good choice, by the way). Your first step should be to visit our showroom and take a look at our selection of fireplaces in person. From there, you can schedule a FREE in-home estimate and have us come to … Continue reading What Happens at Your FREE In-Home Estimate with Stamford Fireplaces?
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 … Continue reading Is A Gas Fireplace Insert Right for Your Family?
You love sitting by the fire inside the house, or on the beach at the cottage, or in the woods at your summer campsite. Why doesn’t your family get to enjoy the same comfortable, cozy ambiance in the comfort of the back yard? Sales of fire tables and fire pits grew last year and we … Continue reading Fire Tables and Fire Pits | Popular Fire Pits and Fire Table Options
Most homeowners wait way too long between fireplace cleaning services. How long is too long? The National Fire Protection Association says your chimney, fireplace and vents should be inspected every single year. Book your fireplace cleaning today! So what do we look at and what do we actually do when we clean your fireplace in … Continue reading Summer Fireplace Cleaning | Fireplace Cleaning Niagara
Your gas fireplace burns much cleaner than the old wood burning fireplace. But that doesn’t mean you can forget about annual maintenance and inspections. The relatively sparse maintenance requirements are a great perk of your new gas fireplace, but relatively is the key word. It requires less maintenance than your old wood burning fireplace, but … Continue reading Does My Gas Fireplace Need Spring Cleaning? How to Make Your Gas Fireplace Safe
A Wood Energy Technology Transfer (WETT) inspection is a thorough inspection of your wood burning appliance by a certified technician. A certified technician is trained to identify local code compliance standards. This is the only way to know for sure your wood burning appliance is in good enough shape for use. An annual cleaning is … Continue reading What is a WETT Inspection? When do I Need a WETT Inspection?
Take a walk in the woods. The fire you have later will be so much nicer! We can spend a lot of time sitting by the fire. A lot. A tall coffee, a good book or a season of something new to watch on Netflix, a blanket and a roaring fire – what a perfect … Continue reading The Best Winter Hikes in Niagara Region
Remember these 3 things if you heat your house, or even a room, with a gas fireplace. For some houses, a gas fireplace is enough to keep the whole place warm all winter long. For others, the gas fireplace mostly supplements furnace heat, allowing you to keep the thermostat a little lower and saving some … Continue reading Heating with a Gas Fireplace? Remember these 3 things
Are you ready? This winter is expected to be cold and snowy. Heavy snow and ice leads to power loss across the Niagara region every year, and this year could be worse than most. How ready are you for a winter day and night without power? Have you thought about how you’ll keep the family … Continue reading Preparing for a Winter Power Outage