5 Ways to Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel

Just because the holidays are over, that doesn’t mean you can’t make your fireplace mantel a beautiful focal point. Here are some tips that you can use year-round to create gorgeous displays that complement your style and show off your passions.

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Fireplace Installations: Which Questions You Should Ask

Purchasing a fireplace is not something you do every day, so it’s smart to consider all your options. Whether you are adding a fireplace to your existing home or having one installed in a newly constructed house, our experts suggest considering these important questions:

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Why Summer Is The Best Time To Have A Fireplace Insert, Stove or Gas Fireplace Installed

Summer is a great time of year to enjoy mild weather and blooming flowers, and it’s also a great time to add a supplemental heat source to your home. As winter approaches, most reliable hearth stores are booked through the fall season. Get a jump on the smart trend of cutting winter costs by adding a new stove, fireplace insert, gas logs, or gas fireplace to your home this summer. Read more

Should You Add Another Fireplace To Your Home?

There are always questions that must considered before improving your home, especially when it comes to the addition of a fireplace. Where might you put it?  Next to the current one?  Along another adjacent wall suitable for a second full-size chimney?  Is the process going to require a huge renovation? Fortunately, enhancing your home with the elegance and convenience of a second fireplace isn’t much more complicated than adding a stove to your kitchen!

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Wood vs. Electric: Eco-Friendly Fireplaces

Wood-burning stoves and traditional fireplaces have kept families warm for centuries. But natural-gas fireplaces have gained popularity because of their simplicity and minimal maintenance. In today’s environmentally conscious world, which fireplace is truly more eco-friendly? Read more

Preparing your Fireplace for Spring Season

Before planning to spend warm days outdoors, it is important for homeowners to prepare their fireplaces for the season change. The Energy House can recommend the proper fireplace maintenance to welcome the Spring Season, which will save you time and money, as well as help keep your family safe. The type of fireplace you own, either wood burning or gas, will determine what needs to be done to prepare for Spring.

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Outdoor Fireplace Benefits

A backyard patio or deck is a great place for an outdoor fireplace or fire table! If you are thinking of having a wood burning or gas fireplace added to your California home, here are some of the top benefits of an outdoor fireplace.

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Benefits of Electric Fireplaces

Installing a fireplace to your home will give your home a more comfortable and cozy feel to any home. There are typically three different types of fireplaces to choose from including wood fireplaces, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplaces which The Energy House has. Picking the right type of fireplace for your home may be often times a difficult decision. There are pros and cons of the three fireplace types however installing an electric fireplace to your home is often a popular decision now and here are some of the reasons why. Read more

The Benefits Of A Gas Burning Fireplace

Fireplaces are traditionally thought to burn wood, but there is now an alternative to this. Gas fireplaces have become common over the years. These fireplaces do not burn wood. Instead, they burn natural gas. This makes it possible for the fireplace to keep burning and burning, without you adding more fuel to the fire. Also, gas fireplaces are better for chimneys.

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Renew That Old Fireplace With a New Fireplace Insert Today

Energy House picWith old man winter knocking at the door, nothing melts the cold away more than watching crackling flames in a fireplace. Don’t let most of the heat generated by that fireplace go up the chimney. As much as 90% of the heat generated by an open-face fireplace is released up the chimney, rather than radiating it back into the home. Adding a fireplace insert not only saves on the home’s energy costs, but it reduces the amount of noxious gases and particles released into the home’s interior.

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