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Why Designers Love Linear Fireplaces

Linear fireplaces have become darlings of many designers and architects. While homeowners love the convenience and other benefits of gas fireplaces, the fact that linear fireplaces are gorgeous, sleek, and incredibly versatile has won over residential and commercial designers. These heating appliances fit right in with stunning modern décor.  Extra-long gas fireplaces are ideal for lengthy walls matched with clean decorative and architectural lines. Learn more about linear fireplaces and why […]

Residential Solar System Investment Put into Perspective

A new solar PV system for your home is an investment. Depending on the size of the system, the investment may be moderate or substantial. When homeowners look into having solar panels installed, they sometimes are over-focused on the initial cost. If you’ve been thinking about going solar and are concerned about the upfront costs, […]

Designing a Show-Stopping Fireplace

A fireplace is a natural focal point in a room. Take advantage of this show-stopping feature by designing a fireplace worthy of all the attention. There are many ways to make a fireplace pop. Here are some of our top tips to help you design a fireplace that makes a statement and complements your décor. […]

Christmas Tree and Fireplace Safety During the Holidays

Fireplace safety is extremely important during the holiday season. House fires that occur from Thanksgiving through early January are almost 70% more deadly than at any other time, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). On Christmas Day, two times the number of house fires caused by open-flame fires occur, compared to average days. In addition, […]

5 Awe Inspiring Fireplace Design Ideas for Your Home

Aside from providing warmth during cold weather, an elegant fireplace creates a nice, cozy and welcoming respite for your living space. But in many homes the fireplace is not always the star attraction. An old and boring fireplace can detract from the space making it feel dull and dreary. The good news is that with […]

Fireplaces for Power Outages

Winter storms mean bad weather in many parts of the country. And, that often entails power outages for millions of homeowners. If you live in an area that experiences severe winters and rely on electric heating, you may find yourself freezing in your own home. The good news is that you can still generate sufficient […]

How to Properly Start a Wood Stove

Today’s EPA-approved wood stoves are vastly more efficient than stoves of yesteryear, but you still need to know how to start a fire. Many people consider the primitive act of getting a blaze started a legitimate challenge, even among those who watched the hit Tom Hanks movie Cast Away. One of the more memorable scenes […]

What is the Lifespan of Solar Panels?

For homeowners wanting to reduce their carbon footprint and lower electricity bills, solar panels are a wise investment. And with advancements in technology, the cost to acquire solar has been significantly reduced. This led California to become the first state in the nation to make solar panels mandatory for new home construction. But before investing […]

Cooler Weather is On Its Way: Inspect Your Chimney or Stove Now

While your family is enjoying the warmth of a crackling fire, your chimney is hard at work venting soot, smoke and other contaminants from your fireplace or stove. But creosote buildup, obstructions, cracks in the flue, damaged chimney flashing and missing bricks are some of the common issues that can lead to fire and health […]

How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Fireplace and Home

Have you ever had rats or mice that you didn’t own inside your house? It’s a pretty unnerving sight to see a rodent scampering across the floor and disappearing into a closet or under a couch. If you live in an area that has its share of rodents roaming around outside, we’ve got a few […]

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