Majestic Fireplace Inserts Brand Guide with Product Reviews

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Majestic has been in existence since 1894, giving it over 125 years of experience in the manufacture of heating products. The company is based in North America and is well known for its durable and high-quality heating appliances, particularly the Majestic gas fireplaces, gas stoves, Majestic gas fireplace inserts, Majestic wood-burning fireplaces, outdoor and electric … Read more

Feel Like a King (or Queen) with Kingsman Fireplace Inserts

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Kingsman Fireplace is a prominent company that has been making stoves, fireplaces, and all the related accessories since 1976. The multiple years in operation and gained experience has certainly proven successful, backed up by the refined, sophisticated products made by this brand. Kingsman Fireplace prides itself on making a wide range of some of the … Read more

Everything You Want to Know About Monessen Fireplace Inserts

The Monessen fireplace brand was formed in 1993 and has since specialized in the manufacture of vent-free gas products. Their products are known for their tasteful aesthetics and unique features. Monessen produces a stylish range of products such as fireplaces, fireboxes, stoves, and inserts for every client’s design needs. Monessen also has a cool collection … Read more

Napoleon Fireplace Inserts Brand Guide and Product Reviews

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Napoleon is one of the top brands known for its elegant fireplaces, stoves and inserts. It has built a great name for itself as a result of the wide range of the exceptional products it provides, particularly for gas, electric and wood fireplaces; gas and wood inserts; gas and wood stoves; gas and electric log … Read more

Window and Wall Air Conditioner Buying Guides and Product Reviews

Window and Wall Air Conditioner Buying Guides and Reviews Is it just us or do you also think summers are getting hotter and hotter? With temperatures rising, you might be thinking about adding more home cooling options, especially if you’re now working from home. A window air conditioner provides an easy solution that will quickly … Read more

Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guides and Product Reviews

Portable Air Conditioner Buying Guides and Reviews As the summer begins and the heat starts rising, you may be thinking it’s time to add more cooling options to keep you comfortable. A portable air conditioner is a convenient and effective way of reducing the temperature of a bedroom or workspace. But choosing the right one … Read more

Home Air Conditioner Buying Guides and Product Reviews

Home Air Conditioner Buying Guides and Reviews had enough of hot summers? With people spending more time at home, it’s no surprise that demand for home air conditions is skyrocketing. But which solution is right for your home? Our buying guides cover all options from those that don’t require duct work (ductless air conditioners and … Read more

Electric Fireplace Buying Guides and Product Reviews

Electric Fireplaces While researching which fireplace or stove is best for your home, you’ll also want to consider which accessories you’ll need.  Check out the following guides featuring safety gates, firewood racks, fireplace tongs, grates, and more.  Electric Fireplace Buying Guides Best Electric Fireplaces Reviewed 2020 Electric Fireplaces vs Infrared Heaters Why Buy an Electric … Read more

Fireplace Accessories Buying Guides and Product Reviews

Fireplace Accessories While researching which fireplace or stove is best for your home, you’ll also want to consider which accessories you’ll need.  Check out the following guides featuring ash vacuums, safety gates, firewood racks, fireplace tongs, grates, and more.  Fireplace Accessory Buying Guides Best Ash and Soot Vacuums Reviewed 2020 Best Fireplace Grates Reviewed 2020 … Read more

Firewood and Wood Pellets

Firewood and Wood Pellets Trying to decide between a wood-burning fireplace or a pellet insert or stove? Before you make your decision, consider your fuel sources – firewood and wood pellets. What works best for home heating? Which type of fuel is more environmentally friendly? Which costs less? And where can your buy firewood or … Read more

Wood, Pellet and Gas Stove Buying Guides and Product Reviews

Best Wood and Pellet Stove Guides and Reviews Heating stoves make an excellent addition to any home. Not only do they add character and ambience, but they are also highly functional, providing an efficient way to heat your home. Our team has put together a wealth of resources to help you make the right decision … Read more

Homeowner’s Guide to Fireplace Inserts

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Fireplace inserts were first invented in 1896 by Joab R. Donaldson of Oliphant Furnace, a coal mining town in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The original design was intended to improve the heating efficiency of coke and coal burning fires, the common fuel of the times.  The modern fireplace insert has the same primary purpose, to improve the heating … Read more

Best Gas Fireplace Inserts of 2021 – A Comprehensive Guide

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There’s no denying that the fireplace is the centerpiece of many homes and the traditional open fireplace can look stunning, yet they have a fundamental flaw – they aren’t as efficient as gas fireplace inserts. These relatively modern heating innovations offer a simple solution to improve your home heating instantly and affordably. After putting in … Read more

What is a Barometric Damper?

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Barometric dampers are a device installed into the flue between the heating appliance and the chimney to control draft. Barometric dampers are used in a wide range of heating appliances including furnaces, boilers, fireplaces, and stoves. Even though they are commonly used, they are quite misunderstood and many people don’t realize what they are for, … Read more

Infrared Heater vs Electric Fireplace: Which is Best?

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Today, there are many ways to provide effective heating. So, what’s the difference between an infrared heater vs electric fireplace? If you are on the hunt for a new heater or fireplace, then you probably want to know which of the two is best. The truth is that infrared and electric systems are different in … Read more

Are Electric Fireplace Inserts Worth The Purchase?

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Electric fireplace inserts are certainly a convenient way to heat your home or certain rooms in your home. After all, you just switch it on, set the thermostat, and sit back and relax, not much more input is needed. But does this come at an increased cost? Do electric fireplaces heat well? What are the … Read more

How Does a Wood Stove Fan Work?

how does a wood stove fan work

If there is one item that can make a dramatic difference to the heat output you’re getting out of your wood burning stove, a stove fan is definitely it. How does a wood stove fan work you ask? Similar to a fan you set up in the summer, a wood stove fan blows the warm … Read more

HeatMaster G Series Wood-Burning Furnace

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The HeatMaster G Series wood furnace comes in two models, a G4000 and a G7000, and is approved for both indoor and outdoor use. The units have an insanely incredible heating capacity of 90,000 BTUs to 165,000 BTUs respectively. They are equipped with a range of innovative features including a titanium steel construction for superior … Read more

Wood Burning Stove Tips and Tricks

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Every year, thousands of us across America cozy up to a wood burning stove to warm our living rooms, garages and other rooms in our house. They’re a cost-effective and dependable means to be self-reliant with fuel while offering a certain rustic charm to your home. Pellet stoves are similar, and we use our stoves … Read more

How to Install a Wood Stove Pipe through a Wall

how to install a wood stove pipe through a wall

Have you just bought a wood burning stove and it just occurred to you that the stove pipe won’t be able to go through the roof? Well, it may be time to learn how to install a wood stove pipe through a wall.   In this post, we will explore some of the most common ways … Read more

Best Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts – A Comprehensive Guide

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People love the rustic feel and ambience created by a traditional looking wood burning fireplace insert. Not only do they look stunning in almost any surrounding, but with the rising costs of fuel, they are starting to have a practical financial appeal too. This is especially true for those who live in rural environments, where … Read more

Best Ash and Soot Vacuums Reviewed 2020

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What is an ash vacuum? Ash vacuums are specifically designed to clean your pellet-burning or wood-burning fireplaces and stoves. They can also be used to clean barbecue grills. The two main differences between an ash vacuum cleaner and a regular household vacuum cleaner is that they are manufactured to withstand heat from potentially hot ash … Read more

The Truth about the Ventless Gas Fireplace

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A ventless gas fireplace, also referred to as “vent-free” and “unvented” fireplaces are gas fireplaces that are able to be operated without the need of a chimney or other types of ventilation systems. While this may sound appealing, especially if you happen to live in a property without a chimney, it’s essential that you are … Read more

How to Choose the Right Wood Stove for Your Home

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With the ever-increasing cost of energy, more and more people are choosing to heat their homes with alternatives such as wood burning stoves and pellet stoves. There’s a good reason for this too, stoves are reasonably priced, easy to operate and install, and heating with wood can help reduce bills drastically.  Furthermore, no one can … Read more

Hi-Flame Appaloosa Wood Stove

hi-flame appaloosa wood stove

The Hi-Flame Appaloosa cast iron wood burning stove is a mid-sized cast iron stove designed to heat multiple rooms. Based on Nordic design elements to provide classical elegance and beauty. Designed to give installation flexibility in many fireplaces. Max output seasoned cord wood 63,000 BTU/hr Steel rear heat shield for safety and enhanced air convection … Read more

Vogelzang Ponderosa TR007 Wood-Burning Stove with Blower Review

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The Vogelzang TR007 Ponderosa Wood Stove is a high-efficiency, EPA-certified stove that provides up to 14 hours of heat on a single load.  The Vogelzang Ponderosa also comes equipped with a blower that can speed up to suit the desired level of heat distribution, although many owners have commented how poor the provided blower is … Read more

Comfortbilt HP22 Pellet Stove

comfortbilt hp22 pellet stove

With 50,000 BTUs, the Comfortbilt HP22 pellet stove is one of the more ideal pellet stoves for heating medium sized properties – up to around 2,800 square feet. The bay windows will give you the ability to view the flames dancing around with ease from a few angles. With an 82% 5-star rating on Amazon … Read more

Pleasant Hearth Pellet Stove 50,000 BTUs, Cabinet Style Review

pleasant hearth pellet stove

This cabinet style Pleasant Hearth pellet stove model PH50CABPS provides a heat output of 50,000 BTU and a 120 lb. hopper, ideal for zonal heating and small to medium sized properties, up to 2,200 sq/ft for 24 to 70-hours of non-stop heat.  This pellet burning stove features a chrome handle, an air wash system for cleaner … Read more

Sure Heat Mountain Vernon Oak Natural Gas Fuel Log Set

Sure Heat Gas Fireplace - Logs Insert

Sure Heat is a well-established brand that was one of the first innovators of gas log sets. This vent free dual burner log set is ideal for those without ventilation or a chimney as it is 100-percent carbon monoxide and oxygen depletion safe.  The set is available in two sizes and provides enough heat output … Read more

Napoleon GVF36-2N Vent Free Natural Gas Fireplace

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With a selection of design options and a heat output of up to 30,000 BTUs, the Napoleon GVF36-2N is one of the best selling vent free gas fireplaces in North America. Other Features:  Thousands of decorative looks to suit any décor Turns on/off at the flick of a switch 50% flame/heat adjustment for maximum comfort … Read more

Duluth Forge Dual Fuel Vent Free Fireplace

duluth forge dual fuel vent free fireplace

With a heat rating of 26,000 Maximum BTUs, the Duluth Forge dual fuel vent free fireplace insert is capable of heating up to 1,350 sq. ft, which is adequate for small to medium sized properties. The fireplace can be run with Natural Gas or Liquid Propane. This fireplace allows you to build a custom fireplace … Read more

10 Great Reasons Heating with Wood Makes Sense For Your Home

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Weighing the pros and cons of heating with wood in your home? Well, we’re big proponents of heating our homes with wood so we will leave the cons off of this list and just provide you with 10 reasons that you should be using wood as the source of heat in your house. 1. It’s … Read more

Go Green by Using Wood Energy to Heat Your House

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Ponder the Benefits of Planet Earth’s most Ancient Fuel Environmentalism and the concept of Going Green have been in the mainstream for sometime now. You see local governments banning plastic bags in the groceries stores, to more and more companies offering alternative meat as a product line to accompany their meat brands. The many reasons … Read more

First Wood Stove Certified to the EPA’s Cordwood Standard

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A new wood stove has been unveiled that meets the standards of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2020 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) emissions tested and verified using cordwood. A New Zealand manufacturer broke the mould with the Eco-Vision, which had an emission rate of 1.3 gph, smashing the EPA’s 2020 limit of 2.5 gph. … Read more

Breckwell P2700 Pellet Stove Review

Breckwell P2700FS

Going into its third decade on the market, the Breckwell P2700 pellet stove was introduced in 1999 and will give you roughly 50-hours of burn time on its lowest setting. Featuring a large, three-sided bay window with a stunning view of the flames this Breckwell stove provides you with good value. It’s recommended that you … Read more

Breckwell P22FS Pellet Stove Review

The Breckwell P22FS wood pellet stove is offered with either a pedestal or legs, and a variety of colors are available including black, brass, or brushed nickel trim. Additional features include a user-friendly Digital Control Panel and Automatic Fuel Feed, as well as an ultra-durable Heavy Steel Construction and Limited Lifetime Warranty for peace of mind.

Whitfield Cascade Pellet Stove Review

whitfield cascade pellet stove

The Whitfield Cascade pellet stove offers simple styling and is a good quality stove for those on a budget. Whitfield as a brand doesn’t exist anymore as it was part of Lennox Hearth Products which is now known as Innovative Hearth Products.  The Cascade doesn’t feature an electronic ignition or a thermostat, however, it does have … Read more

Enviro Meridian Pellet Stove Review

enviro meridian pellet stove

The Enviro Meridian pellet stove features a stunning bay window that displays the burning flames in all their glory. This stove offers a contemporary style, yet traditional touches such as the Gold or Antique Copper to compliment.  It is ideal for small to medium-sized homes, heating up to 45,000 BTU/Hr and up to 1,000 – … Read more

Thelin ECHO Pellet Stove Review

thelin echo pellet stove

The Thelin ECHO pellet stove heater is capable of heating up to 1,800 square feet and producing 40,000 BTUs, with a burn time of 37 hours on the lowest heat setting. Available in a variety of colors including red, blue, green, black, brown, and cream, with a porcelain enamel finish for a truly traditional charm. … Read more