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...
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)...
Getting Your Fireplace Ready for Action

Getting Your Fireplace Ready for Action

As we head into fall and look forward to cooler weather with a cozy fireplace, we should remember that fireplaces, stoves and inserts – like a vehicle – require yearly maintenance to ensure everything is in good working condition for the heating season. The best...