Wood-burning stoves and traditional fireplaces have kept families warm for centuries. But, recently, natural-gas fireplaces have gained popularity because of their simplicity and minimal maintenance. In today’s environmentally conscious world, which fireplace is truly more eco-friendly?
A wood-burning fireplace is one of the simplest joys of the winter months, but where do you start when buying firewood? This article outlines what to look for when the weather gets frightful.
Fireplaces have a way of elevating the interior design of any home, giving rooms a clear anchor and gathering place. But if your home has already been built, the job of installing that fireplace may be left to you – and your pocketbook. That means making choices based on what will work best for you, your family and your home. By weighing the options between a freestanding and a built-in fireplace, you can choose a heat source that makes your home look and function better.
Unless you really enjoy snow-related activities, winter is pretty terrible. One of the small consolations to this seemingly endless season is the feeling of curling up in front of a nice fire on a cold winter’s day. Most home fireplaces are either wood-fired or use natural gas, though there are some alternatives. Let’s examine the pros and cons of each in a few important categories.
Winterize your home before it gets to cold! Here are six areas to focus on to help you save energy this winter.
There are over 14,600 candle-related fires per year, and fireplaces cause over a third of residential fires in the U.S. annually. One of the easiest ways to eliminate fire hazards in your home is to switch to flameless devices.
According to Woodheat.org, about 10 million people in the United States use woodstoves or fireplaces to heat their homes. Unsafe chimneys not only cause massive damage from fires, but they can cause carbon dioxide or smoke buildup in your home if they cannot vent properly. If you heat your home with this method, make sure to have your chimney inspected this fall.
Our friends at Houselogic have composed a list of home improvements for couples just in time for Valentines Day! Here are some highlights from the list.
Chestnuts roasting on an open…candle? When you buy a home, chances are pretty good that you are going to have to compromise something, and for us our compromises were the lack of a porch and a fireplace. The good news is that there are fireplace alternatives out there for those of us that are fireplace-challenged.
Every year, home fires, robbery and retail crimes increase during the season of goodwill. These unfortunate circumstances can be reduced by learning how to be aware and safe. Here are some holiday safety tips to protect your loved ones this winter.