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  1. PelPro Pellet Stove FAQ

    Whether you're already the proud owner of a PelPro pellet stove or are considering adding one to your home, cabin or lodge, you've come to the right place. Here at Fireplaces Direct, we pride ourselves not only on offering an inventory full of the best fireplaces and stoves in the industry, but also in providing the most complete and helpful catalog of information and answers you'll find anywhere. We've collected five of the most commonly asked questions about PelPro wood pellet stoves here to help you decide whether they're the right product for you or to help you get the most out of the pellet stove you already own.
  2. Electric Fireplace FAQ

    Electric fireplaces are hugely popular right now for the convenience they offer, both in terms of easy installation and simple operation. Whether you're looking for a traditional look with an electric log fireplace or something more modern with multi-color flames, there's almost certainly a model in our inventory that suits your tastes. Here at Fireplaces Direct, we carry the very best brands and manufacturers on the market, and that includes electric fire features.
  3. 5 Common Gas Fireplace Installation Mistakes

    Once you've purchased a high-quality gas fireplace from Fireplaces Direct, you'll need to sort out the installation. Whether you're planning to do the work yourself or are hiring a fireplace installation contractor, you'll want to keep some key factors in mind. Our team of product experts has compiled some helpful tips and reminders to ensure you don't fall victim to any of these common installation mistakes for gas fireplaces and gas log sets.
  4. What Are Common Gas Fireplace Service Parts?

    We've broken down some of the most commonly needed fireplace parts to make your shopping experience easier. It's important to note that these repair and service parts are designed for use with specific models of fireplace or gas log sets. If you are at all unsure which part is right for your fire feature, please get in touch.
  5. Fireplace Chimney and Venting FAQs

    Fireplace venting can be a confusing topic once you start getting into the technical details of an installation. For this reason, we recommend you always work with an NFI-certified installer to make sure your appliance is safe and performing to its full potential.
  6. How to Install a Napoleon Built-In Electric Fireplace

    We've already covered the different types of electric fireplaces available. We've also shown you how to shop for an electric fireplace. If you're reading this article, you've likely already purchased an electric fireplace or you're just about ready to, and you want to make sure the installation process goes smoothly. Good idea!
  7. Gas Fireplace FAQ

    Direct vent and vent-free gas fireplace are both extremely efficient-and they're getting even better with each passing year. However, not all homeowners and contractors know this, which means we often receive some of the same questions each fireplace season. With that in mind, we've put together this helpful FAQ guide to answer some of the most common questions we receive about gas fireplace efficiency.
  8. Do Gas Fireplaces Need to Be Cleaned?

    Summer is winding down and with cooler days in the forecast, many fireplace owners are starting to think about those chilly fall evenings that are just around the corner. Now is a great time to make sure your fireplace is ready when the time comes.
  9. How to Create a Better Virtual Learning Environment at Home

    Uncertainty and instability dominate the headlines every night. With a seemingly endless amount of stress, your home needs to be an oasis from the craziness of the world beyond your four walls. What's more, with the rise of virtual learning and remote work, many families are being forced to reconsider their spaces to be able to accommodate new routines, as well.
  10. What is a Direct Vent Fireplace?

    Most factory-built or "manufactured" gas fireplaces today are designed as "direct-vent" fireplaces. These energy-efficient venting systems have replaced more outdated designs, and in fact, are the primary style of fireplace installed in homes built within the last 20 to 30 years. These fireplaces are also perfect for use during a remodel or room addition, as well. Think a direct vent fireplace might be right for your home? Read on to learn more about these great products.

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