So You Want to Buy a Fireplace: Here’s What You Need to Know

By ppasma

Fireplaces make a home feel cozy, welcoming and warm. If you custom built your home, chances are you were able to put a fireplace (or two) exactly where you wanted them and you selected whether you wanted them to be gas or wood-burning. If your home is older, though, you might not have a fireplace.…

Have your gas fireplace inspected before winter

By ppasma

When the snow comes, there is almost nothing better than curling up with a blanket and a good book beside your fireplace. This is especially true in cities that tend to get a lot of snow like Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby, Burlington, Ancaster, Dundas, Milton and St. Catharines. With regular use, like almost anything, your fireplace…

What to Consider When Choosing Your Fireplace

By ppasma

A fireplace can act as a stylistic centrepiece in your home, but first, you must decide on a fireplace’s primary purpose. It can anchor two rooms and provide a welcoming area for relaxation or socialization. It can also be used for heat-efficiency, aesthetics or a combination of both, so it’s important to communicate this information…

Keep Up With Your Fireplace Maintenance

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There is nothing better than curling up near a roaring fire when the nights get cooler, the leaves fall from the trees, and the air becomes crisp. The warmth of a fireplace can draw family members together during the cold weather months. It can become an intimate place to share with friends, but a fireplace requires maintenance…

Benefits of an Outdoor Fireplace

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An outdoor fireplace is a great addition to any backyard as a welcoming focal point for your home.  Having an outdoor fireplace is one of the latest popular trends for home renovations that combine comfort and warmth outside for many months. With an outdoor fireplace, you can enjoy the lit skies of summer or the beauty of…

Which type of fireplace gives off the most heat

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The aesthetics and coziness of a fire help to alleviate some of the wintertime doldrums, but it’s the heat being emitted from the fireplace itself that can really help you and your family through those extra frigid days. No two fireplaces, however, give off the same of heat, and the type of fireplace you have…

Insta-Flame and Northern Flame Recall

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In the 1980’s, direct vent technology was created, making the installation of a gas fireplace virtually anywhere in the home, possible. Since this time the direct vent fireplace has had ups and downs. Direct vent fireplaces, despite its past, continues to increase in popularity because of its versatility and heat efficiency. Traditional gas fireplaces, however,…