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...
The Untapped Potential of Your Fireplace

The Untapped Potential of Your Fireplace

The fireplace and its floor (or “hearth” as it’s commonly called) is the main attraction of any room it inhabits. Just as centrepieces on formal dinner tables across Canada set the theme before the meal is served, the fireplace, mantel and hearth do so on a much...
The Many Faces of Hearth Appliances

The Many Faces of Hearth Appliances

Fire has been a part of family life since the dawn of civilization. For millennia, the family hearth has provided heat, a place to prepare food and served as a central gathering place. Even in the modern era, the hearth continues to provide comfort and warmth and...