Nothing says Spring like Spring cleaning after a very long winter! The cleaning of the wood burning fireplace is often the most forgetful task to do! But, how about the satisfaction that even the dirtiest place at home can be cleaned very easily? Important to note, this is very different from chimney cleaning; Chimney cleaning is recommended to do at least once a year preferably in the fall, by professionals only.
Gas fireplaces are a great addition to any room in the house and a favourite addition of many homeowners. But, how do you choose the right fireplace for your room?
You can use either gas or propane to fuel your fireplace and both will give you from 80 to 97% efficiency rating. Gas is the cleanest because it has fewer impurities when compared to other types of fuel and it is better for the environment.
This is a task that needs to be done at least once a year, do it yourself or get it taken care of with your annual inspection and cleaning. But put it on the list with checking the batteries in your smoke detectors, going to the dentist, amongst other things. Taking care of the glass on your fireplace will allow you to keep the glow going. Regular cleaning of the glass will ensure that you’re always aware of how your gas fireplace is performing.
You may notice a grayish white build up on the glass of your fire there are a few reasons for this. If the fireplace is new the residues from manufacturing can cause tiny particles that mix with the smoke and ash and deposit on the fireplace glass.
Today’s electric fireplaces offer options the older models don’t including LED lights and attractive designs: from sleek ultramodern styles, to the classic fluted plinths there is a style that will fit your room and your sense of style.
Who doesn’t love to sit in front of a fireplace enjoying the dancing flames? Sometimes homes just don’t have room for a traditional fireplace. But never fear, today’s modern electric fireplaces come with many different designs which are particularly attractive in small spaces. And create additional storage space in a otherwise underutilized areas.
If you decide you want to heat your home with your Fireplace, there are many ways to achieve this. Ideally placing your pellet stove or fireplace on the main floor in a centralized location is best. If your stove or fireplace is in basement we can help you with a solution to that as well. The first thing you have to do is to move the hot air to create airflow through the whole house.