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 […]

This Hidden Mess Could Burn Your House Down

So here’s what happens when you burn wood in your fireplace. When you start the fire, everything heats up (obviously). The mass of the fuel, the wood, is destroyed by the flames and most of it is released as heat energy. Some of the mass is left behind in the bottom of the fireplace, as […]

Gas Grills vs. Charcoal Grills | Now You’re Cookin’ With Fire!

Grilling enthusiasts often debate whether gas or charcoal grills are best. There are some strengths and weaknesses to each one you should think about before you make your decision. Advantages of Charcoal Grills Charcoal grills cook hotter than gas grills, making it easier to prepare a number of foods. Many people argue that charcoal grills […]