Tips & Advice

  1. 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!
  2. Quick FAQs: Are Gas Fireplaces Energy-Efficient?

    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 These energy-efficient venting systems have replaced more outdated designs, and in fact, are the primary style of fireplace installed in homes built within the last 20 to 30 years.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.
  6. How to Select and Install a Gas Fireplace Log Set

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

    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.
  8. Are Electric Fireplaces Energy Efficient?

    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 it's heat and energy efficiency you're after, here are the factors you need to consider when selecting an electric fireplace.
  9. What is the Best 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.
  10. 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!

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