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Understanding the Difference Between Gas Inserts and Gas Logs

January 22, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

Thinking about updating your fireplace? If you’re going with a gas fireplace, one of the decisions you’ll need to make will be whether it will use gas logs or gas inserts. But what are the differences between these two features, and which is the better decision for your needs? Here’s a quick overview of the difference between gas inserts and fireplace gas logs in Wausau, WI. Gas inserts Gas inserts can be installed in an existing fireplace, and get vented through the existing chimney. These appliances can be used as zone heaters for a specific area of your home, and... View Article

Why You Should Consider Adding a Fireplace When Building a New Home

January 8, 2020 Published by Leave your thoughts

The Wisconsin winters are long and cold, and that might be more than enough reason to convince you to add a fireplace to your home. But there are plenty of other reasons why fireplaces make great additions to any home, and if you’re planning on building a new home in the near future, you should consider working the addition of a fireplace into the original blueprint of the house. Here are just a few examples of some of the benefits of new fireplace installation in Wausau, WI: Heat: The most obvious benefit of a fireplace is the extra heat it... View Article

Add Style and Character to Your Home with a Wood-Burning Stove

December 17, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Many parts of the United States experience extremely cold weather during the winter months. This is the time when heating bills go way, way up, whether your home’s heating system runs on gas or electricity. But there is a way to keep your home warm all winter long without breaking the bank: install an efficient wood-burning stove. They look nice while providing heat to your indoor living space, and this type of investment is worth every penny. If this is your first wood-burning stove or you’re replacing an old unit, visit your local stove retailer for options, pricing and answers... View Article

Important Fireplace and Mantel Decorating Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

December 3, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Decorating for the holidays has already begun, from hanging strings of Christmas lights to dressing up the tree to decking the halls—everything is starting to look festive and grand! Another popular area to decorate in your home is the fireplace and fireplace mantel area, where stockings hang on hooks and wreaths are placed above rustic figurine village scenes. While this is a lovely tradition, you need to take care where you place these items throughout your home—especially when decorating near the fireplace. Stay safe and take the proper precautions when deciding where to put your decorations. Below are six tips... View Article

Different Ways to Style a Fireplace Mantel

November 13, 2019 Published by Leave your thoughts

Fireplaces add a lot of warm to a home, and not just in terms of the air temperature. They are very homey and welcoming, and are quite an attractive architectural feature to include in a room. It’s not just the fireplace itself that makes the statement, either—the mantel, when designed properly, can help you display your personality and style of decoration. The kinds of designs and décor you use with your fireplace mantel will depend largely on its size and the material it’s made out of (wood, stone, stucco, etc.). Here are just a few design tips for you to... View Article