Even after the fire has burnt out, it is important to remember there still could be hot embers hiding beneath the ash, invisible to the naked eye. They could reignite a fire in at any time before the ash has had sufficient time to cool. This means that after using your fireplace, it is necessary to properly and safely dispose of your fireplace ash. This can be done safely in a few different ways.
It is becoming increasingly рорulаr tо сhаngе оut уоur еxiѕting firерlасе fоr a gаѕ burning unit that dоеѕn't require wооd сhоррing or ѕсоорing аѕhеѕ. Inѕtаlling a gas firерlасе inѕеrt is much less expensive аnd easier thаn fully rеnоvаting your home for a built in fireplace, or dealing with expensive repairs. Depending on how confident you feel, you can install the insert yourself with minimal difficulty, or you can always hire a pro. If you decide to tackle the project on your own, you can follow the steps outlined below, along with the instructions provided by the manufacturer.
There are many accessories that add to the pleasure and safety of a fireplace. A fireplace screen is one of the most important and popular accessories out there. Not only do they provide a safety measure, but they add a decorative edge to the room. You have to make sure you choose the right size for your fireplace and style for the room. Here are some suggestions to help you do just that.
When it comes to your fireplace it seems that simple is always best. There is no better, time tested fireplace accessory than the cast iron fireplace fireback. Nothing will help your fireplace to radiate more heat, and pay for itself faster than a cast iron fireplace fireback. Firebacks are traditionally flat pieces of cast iron that set against the back wall of your fireplace. They can either sit on the fireplace floor, or some will have feet to hold them in place.
There are many types of fireplace options out there, ranging from traditional wood burning fireplaces, to electric, gas and wood stoves. There are pros and cons to each one. We have discussed wood burning fireplaces, wood stoves and electric fireplaces already on this blog. Now it’s time to talk gas fireplaces. Once you have chosen gas as the right fireplace for your home, there are still some decisions to make. Depending on your needs, and your space there will be different types of gas fireplaces available to you.
There are many myths that mysteriously surround the fireplace. Unfortunately, this misinformation can be very dangerous. It is important to know fact from fiction to keep your home safe and your fireplace running efficiently. We’ve busted a few of those myths for you to help you understand how to better care for your fireplace and chimney.
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For many of us, the temperatures have been cold enough for a while now that we’ve had our fires burning for a few weeks. But, our Southern friends might just now be experiencing some frosty evenings. Whether you are getting ready for your first burn of the season, or just looking for some tips on burning a better fire, these tips will help you have a safer and warmer winter.
At times it’s very tempting to quickly dispose of unwanted materials in the fire. Although there are some perfectly fine things to burn, there are a few things that you absolutely should never burn in your fireplace. Certain materials when burned can cause a significant safety hazard.
Fireplaces are traditionally the holiday decorating centerpiece of a home. The warm and cozy atmosphere they provide lend them right to it. Not to mention the fireplace is Santa’s entry way. So, you of course want to make your fireplace is a warm and welcoming scene. There are countless traditional ways to decorate a fireplace for Christmas, as well as many modern methods of holiday decorating. It is important to enjoy the beautiful scene you create, but it is most important to make sure you decorate safely.