What Is a BTU (British Thermal Unit)?

Fireplaces have long been viewed as a source of warmth and ambiance…but beyond the beauty of the flickering flames lies a practical question: Is your fireplace actually keeping you warm? It may not come as too big of a surprise, but there is a science behind how...

Choosing the Right Fireplace for Your Home

A fireplace can represent many things. For a lot of families, it’s the focal point of the house. It creates a cozy and relaxing ambiance that serves as the perfect gathering spot for quality time with loved ones. For others, it’s a source of frustration...

What Is the Best Way To Build a Wood Fire?

It’s the holiday season – that special time of year when most nights end with family gathered around the fireplace or wood stove. These evenings are usually peaceful and relaxing – except when the age-old argument breaks out again: Who can build the best...

What Are the Benefits of Wood Stoves?

The first wood stove was patented in the 1500s. With centuries of technological advances between then and now, wood stoves remain useful, charming, and eminently practical for a host of living situations. With efficient heat, versatility, and ability to create a cozy,...