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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What is Ductless? Bryant Ductless Heating and Cooling

Increase your indoor comfort by making hot and cold spots disappear. What does it take? It takes giving yourself extra control with the efficiency of a Bryant® Ductless system. You can heat or cool each area without installing new ductwork. You can control each area’s temperature separately. Bryant ductless systems are energy efficient which saves you money and they’re whisper-quiet. Continue Reading

How to Light a Fire in a Jotul Wood Stove

Today, we’re going to show you how to properly start a fire in Jotul’s new Oslo V3 2020 EPA compliant wood stove. Let’s get started. So, I like to start by balling up individual pieces of newspaper and completely lining the floor of the firebox with the newspaper to help establish draft. So, let’s open it up and start firing Continue Reading

Geothermal Systems

In winter, a Geothermal System extracts thermal energy from the ground for heating the home. During the summer, for cooling, the system removes heat from the home and transfers it into the ground. This transfer of heat energy is done through pipe buried in the ground or submerged in a pond or well. Because geothermal heat pumps get this boost Continue Reading

Recent Industry Articles

Why Is My Fireplace Beeping?

You really enjoy your gas fireplace and what it adds to your home . . . . the wonderful heat from it, the dancing flames and glowing embers and especially how easy it is to use.  But suddenly, it’s making an odd, beeping noise.

Why Won’t Your Stove or Fireplace Ignite?

Here are some troubleshooting tips, by fuel type, that might help answer many concerns regarding ‘no ignition’.  Keep in mind these are intended to be somewhat generic in nature in order to illustrate common problems and possible solutions.

What’s The Best Type Of Wood To Burn?

This is a frequent question that can cause a spirited conversation around a fire.  Everyone knows that hardwoods are the best, right?  Do softwoods have a place?   Is there a “best” wood to burn?  Yes, there is!  Keep reading to find out what it is!

How Do I Clean My Fireplace Glass?

Once or twice a year, it’s a good idea to clean the glass on your fireplace, stove or insert.  So just spray on a little window cleaner and wipe it off, right?  Cleaning fireplace glass isn’t a big deal.  Wrong!  There are right and wrong ways to clean the glass on your fireplace.  Some “do’s” and some “don’ts”.

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