Tips & Advice

  1. What is a Direct Vent Fireplace?

    Here’s what you need to know

    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 These energy-efficient venting systems have replaced more outdated designs, and in fact, are the primary style of fireplace installed in homes built within the last 20 to 30 years.

  2. How to Select and Install a Gas Fireplace Log Set

    Get a classic fireplace look with modern convenience

    A fireplace can completely change the look of a room, but there’s more to installing a gas log set than just choosing an attractive model within your budget. With the sheer number of configurable, customizable, and interchangeable options available, the buying process may seem overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help you find the perfect log set for your fireplace—and make sure it’s installed properly, too.

  3. Does an Electric Fireplace Add Value to a Home?

    More Answers to your Electric Fireplace Questions

    In previous articles, we’ve addressed some of the most common questions about electric fireplaces and how to select the right model for your home. Today, we’re back with more common questions you may find yourself asking during the buying and installation processes. Without further ado, here are more answers to your electric fireplace questions.

  4. Are Electric Fireplaces Energy Efficient?

    What you need to know about electric fireplaces

    Electric fireplaces offer a unique and convenient heating option for homeowners. Available in a wide variety of designs, sizes, and appearances, an electric fireplace can work in almost any installation depending on the needs of the customer. If its heat and energy efficiency you’re after, here are the factors you need to consider when selecting an electric fireplace.

  5. What is the Best Electric Fireplace?

    What to consider when buying an electric fireplace

    It can be difficult to figure out where to begin when shopping for a new electric fireplace. In addition to the obvious decisions like the appearance of the unit, there are many technical considerations you’ll need to make, as well. The process can seem daunting at first, which is why we’ve put together this helpful guide. We’re here to answer some of the most common questions you may find yourself asking as you begin shopping for the right electric fireplace for your home.

  6. Fireplace Remote Control How-To Videos

    Fireplace Remote Control How-To Videos

    Fireplace remote controls can offer plenty of different features to control your gas fireplace - from simple on/off control to thermostatic, there's no question these remote controls can simplify your favorite appliance. But, because fireplaces go long periods of time without use, getting the remote synced back up with the fireplace can take some effort - hopefully these videos will help!

  7. Frequently Asked Questions About Fireplace Remote Controls

    Have a question about your fireplace remote control?

    You’re not alone! We get calls about fireplace remote controls all the time, so we’ve put together this helpful FAQ sheet with some of the most common questions we get to help you save time.

  8. Which Rasmussen Gas Fireplace Burner Should I Get?

    Burner Basics

    Among Rasmussen’s most impressive design features is the Valve Vanisher. This ingenious design addresses some of the most common problems associated with gas fireplace ignition systems. This feature hides the black box that contains the electrical components necessary to operate the fireplace, allowing for a more pleasing appearance.

  9. How to Clean Fire Glass in Your Fireplace or Fire Pit

    An Impressive Man-Made Option for Your Fire Pit

    If you’re looking for an impressive contemporary appearance for your fire pit, fire glass makes a perfect media option. This manufactured glass has been treated to withstand the high temperatures found in your fire place or fire pit. This special tempering process means your glass won’t burn, ash, crack, or pop when used, resulting in a product capable of lasting indefinitely—even with frequent use.

  10. Index of Gas Plumbing Terms

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