At Stamford Fireplaces, we’ve heard it all when it comes to fireplaces and chimneys: Certain woods create more creosote than others. Chimneys which are rarely used don’t require chimney sweeping. Fireplaces actually make a room colder. Gas fireplaces are less efficient than wood fireplaces. So, for our latest blog, we play Mythbusters as we look … Continue reading Common Chimney and Fireplace Myths Debunked
It’s June. The official start of summer (Thursday, June 21) is just around the corner. The weather’s gorgeous. The sun is shining. The skies are clear. It’s also the perfect time to think about purchasing a new woodstove from Stamford Fireplaces for your home. Here’s why. Supply and demand Most people in Niagara Falls … Continue reading Why Now is the Right Time to Start Thinking About Buying a New Woodstove (and Ordering Firewood Too)
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 … Continue reading Do Gas Fireplaces Add Value to Your St. Catharines Home?
Have you ever seen Mary Poppins? Remember Bert the chimney sweep? He was a happy-go-lucky fellow perpetually covered in soot and singing “Chim Chim Cher-ee” along the rooftops with his chimney sweep friends. Hundreds of years ago, chimney sweeping was an honorable and noble service that only the wealthy could afford. Today, chimney sweeping is … Continue reading A (Very Brief) History of Chimney Sweeping and Why It’s More Important than Ever
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. … Continue reading We’re Planning Our Annual BIG Sale
You’re thinking about installing a new fireplace from Stamford Fireplaces. And you need to decide between: The traditional, old-world ambiance of a wood fireplace, or… ..The modern convenience of a gas fireplace Obviously, the atmosphere you want to create will play an important role in whatever choice you make. But there are other advantages each … Continue reading The Pros of Gas and Wood Fireplaces (Infographic)
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 … Continue reading All About Fireplace Screens
The fireplace has always been a focal point of family, comfort, and warmth. That will never change. However, there are some new design and décor trends (for both fireplaces and the rooms they’re in) that will really make them stand out. Trend 1: Wraparound corner gas fireplaces This was a staple of luxury home décor … Continue reading 4 Exciting Fireplace Trends for 2018
With only a few days until Christmas and New Year’s, the team at Stamford Fireplaces wishes the very best of the holiday season to you and your family. Looking back, 2017 turned out to be a very rewarding year. And for that, we thank you: Our customers, who chose us for their fireplace products and … Continue reading Happy Holidays from Stamford Fireplaces
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?