Resources

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 an iWave System Increases Your Indoor Air Quality

How is your home’s indoor air quality? If you experience odors from pets or cooking, see tiny floating particles around the room from sun beams or more than normal static electricity shocks; then you need an iWave air ionization system. This system delivers cleaner, fresher air for you and your family to enjoy. The iWave system installs in your air Continue Reading
How to Install an Ambiance Non-Combustible Mantel

How to Install an Ambiance Non-Combustible Mantel

Top Hat sells a variety of non-combustible mantels that we install. We do have some customers that don’t have a very large project and they only wish to pick up a mantel to install themselves. Watch the video below and follow these steps for how to install the Ambiance Non-Combustible Mantels. Unpack and locate the mounting bracket and hardware from Continue Reading
Benefits of a Bryant Evolution System Extreme Heat Pump

Benefits of a Bryant Evolution System Extreme Heat Pump

The Bryant Evolution system can make a serious difference when it comes to home comfort and stretching your energy dollars. With the Evolution system’s integrated control, the whole system is designed to work together where the control actually talks and listens to the outdoor cooling unit as well as the furnace or fan coil inside. It is like a conversation Continue Reading

Recent Industry Articles

How fireplaces work ?

There are two types of wood burning fireplaces: masonry and zero-clearance (or factory built) models. How they are built and the components used during installation are different, but the principles of how they work is the same. So, let’s discuss the basics of how a wood burning fireplace operates. THE MOST IMPORTANT DETAIL! Combustion air, firebox size, equipment design and Continue Reading


What’s best … a fireplace, stove or insert?

If you are contemplating adding a new hearth appliance to your home, you have lots of options. Should it be a fireplace, stove or insert? You should also decide whether it’s going to be a wood, gas, electric or pellet model. Let’s talk about the applications of these three types of products, some of their differences and some of the Continue Reading


Electric Fireplace: General Installation

Hello again, in this installment we will answer your questions about installing an electric fireplace. Can I install an electric fireplace in a wall? How to install an electric fireplace? How to install an electric insert? Where to install an electric fireplace? Where to plug in an electric fireplace? Who installs electric fireplaces? What about electric fireplaces near a bathtub? Continue Reading


Are electric fireplaces energy efficient?

With energy costs going up, you may be wondering if an electric fireplace is a good fit for your family. If you’re thinking of an electric fireplace for your home, you undoubtedly have some questions you’d like answered before you buy. Questions like: Are electric fireplaces energy efficient? Are electric fireplaces expensive to run? Will using an electric fireplace save Continue Reading


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