Stoked

After the winter passes and you start to use your fireplace less often, the focus shifts from relaxing in front of the fire to decorating the mantel. As a result, we don’t always keep an eye on what’s happening inside the fireplace, and when it’s time for spring cleaning, we forget all about it while we give the rest of our appliances a thorough scrubbing. But just because your gas fireplace burns clean doesn’t mean it doesn’t need cleaning!
Here is an explanation of fireplace venting from our friends at Heat & Glo.
It’s true: You can save on fuel costs by investing in wood-burning stove. Instead of relying on a furnace to heat every inch of your home, you can lower your thermostat and rely on a wood stove to keep everyone cozy in high-use areas. You can even go furnace-free and use a stove to heat your entire living space! No matter what heating system you choose, in order to maximize your savings, it’s important to keep these cost-saving factors in mind.
There’s something nostalgic about burning wood in a fireplace. It’s a simple pleasure to be serenaded by the familiar crackling sound of wood burning while taking in woodsy aromas. But making time for it isn’t always so simple
Think fireplaces are only for the living room? Think again.
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