Let’s Talk Wood Preparation & Storage

Let’s Talk Wood Preparation & Storage

Did you know burning green wood can severely damage your woodburning stove and cause residue build-up in your chimney? Green wood (or freshly cut wood) releases a lot of creosote (tar). It will burn, but it won’t burn well, and if done regularly can cause a chimney...
Winterizing Your Barbecue

Winterizing Your Barbecue

Many of us enjoy grilling outdoors year round, but for some of us, the grilling season comes to an end when temperatures drop below freezing. If you don’t plan to grill during the winter, we recommend “winterizing” your grill. Properly caring for it during the winter...
Choosing Your Fireplace

Choosing Your Fireplace

Looking for a wood or gas fireplace? If you are thinking about adding a hearth appliance to your home or replacing an existing appliance you will want to consider which appliance makes the most sense for your space and your lifestyle. You will want your new fireplace...
How Well Do You Know Your Hearth?

How Well Do You Know Your Hearth?

1. What is a hearth? a) The floor of the fireplace where the fire burns b) The area in front of the fireplace c) A symbol of one’s home d) All of the above 2. Which lyric in the French Canadian National Anthem also means fireplace in French? a) Fleurons b)...