In this section you will find recent industry articles with a variety of content to answer the questions you are having about your current fireplace or give you inspiration while designing your dream fireplace.

We have also included a variety of how to videos to help you with any questions you may have about using your fireplace, maintenance and cleaning recommendations, etc. If you have a request for a specific “How To” topic please feel free to fill out the contact form!

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How to Clean and Maintain Your Louisiana Founders Series Pellet Grill

Clean your grill grates right after cooking while the grill is still warm using a brush. It is not recommended to use steel brushes, especially on the porcelain coated grates. Once your grill is cool, remove all items from inside the grill and use a scraper to remove any grease and gunk from your flame broiler and slider. Use a Continue Reading

Harman Pellet Stove Safety Features

Harman takes pride in heating your home safely. To achieve this, they have incorporated the following safety features into your pellet stove. Automatic Shutdown- The stove senses burn rate and stove temperature and will automatically shut down if it senses unusual conditions. This helps prevent the stove from burning inefficiently and typically means the stove needs cleaned. Clean your unit Continue Reading

Why Maintain Your Harman Pellet Stove

If you do not properly maintain your pellet unit, you may experience the following: Lower Efficiency- If the unit is not cleaned it will burn dirty, accumulating carbon and/or fly ash which will not allow the unit to achieve your desired heat output. Chimney Fire- The air to fuel mixture can become improperly balanced due to creosote buildup. Staining on Continue Reading

Recent Industry Articles

Should Natural Gas Be Banned?

This is certainly a hot topic issue in the USA and Canada that could affect millions of people. The entire premise behind this controversy stems from attempts to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere and to improve public health. Some feel very passionate that there are compelling reasons to eliminate natural gas (NG) as a heating and cooking fuel, while Continue Reading

How to Measure Arched Fireplace Doors

We’ve explained how to measure for a new set of doors for your gas fireplace, a zero clearance wood-burning fireplace and a masonry fireplace. But what about a masonry fireplace that was made with an arched opening? Is there any way to have a new set of doors made, so you will be able to add an updated look to Continue Reading

BBQ Sauce Safety: What You Need to Know Before You Slather

If you're like most people, you love a good BBQ sauce on your ribs, brisket, or pulled pork. But before you slather that sauce all over your meat, you should know a few things about BBQ sauce safety. Since BBQ sauce safety seems to be of great concerns to many, our experts are more than glad to share their wisdom Continue Reading

All About Gas Fireplaces: Buying Advice

ARE GAS FIREPLACES WORTH IT? Most people spend the majority of their time in only two or three rooms in their home. Here’s a question to ponder? Why run your furnace, that uses 80,000 to 100,000 BTUs of gas, when a gas fireplace will comfortably heat the area you’re normally in, using only 1/4 or 1/3 of the amount of Continue Reading

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