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Gas Logs Deliver A Beautiful Fire Without Mess or Fuss

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 29, 2019
Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Boxborough, Acton, MA

Whether entertaining friends or cozying up with a favorite book, there's nothing like a warm glowing fire to add ambiance and warmth to the home. But hauling and storing firewood and cleaning up messy ashes can make building a wood-burning fire a hassle. This season easily transform a wood-burning fireplace and experience the beauty and benefits of gas logs while saving money, time and the environment.

Beautiful

Today's gas log sets produce a stunning, realistic flame that can rival any wood-burning log. A wide range of wood types is available, from birch to oak, as well as colored glass and gems and accessories to add personal style to any hearth.

Economical

Gas logs are generally inexpensive to buy and install and cost about a quarter per hour of what it costs to burn wood. Some gas logs are more than 99 percent efficient.

Convenient

Gas logs allow for instant enjoyment. With a touch of a button, the fireplace turns on and off. There's no need to purchase, store and season wood and clean up and dispose of messy ashes.

Safe

Gas logs prevent flying sparks, common with wood, that might burn a rug or cause other damage. They don't create indoor particulate matter that is harmful to asthmatics and those with respiratory issues.

Environmentally Friendly

Burning gas logs helps preserve natural resources for generations to come by eliminating harmful particulate matter in the air.

Which Gas Logs

Real Fyre Gas Logs offers more than 40 authentic styles, each handcrafted and hand-painted to deliver a realistic look with dancing flames and a glowing bed of lively embers.

Real Fyre gas logs are manufactured in the U.S.A. using stringent standards and the most advanced technology. Companion accessories such as remote controls, pinecones, acorns, additional branches and many other items further enhance the beauty and authenticity of your hearth.

For more information, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Converting A Wood Burning Fireplace to Gas

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 22, 2019
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace Inserts

Many people are interested in having their wood fireplaces converted to gas. A wood burning fire is relaxing and comforting, but some homeowners are tired of lugging and stacking wood. They are interested in replacing the open fireplace with a gas fireplace. But, what does that entail?

A gas fireplace is easy to use and maintain. That's why so many people seem to prefer gas fireplace inserts these days.

Chimney inspection

It's important to be certain your chimney is clean and fully functional. A professional chimney sweep will give you an inspection and can tell you whether your chimney will accommodate a gas unit.

You'll also need to hire someone to extend your home's existing gas line to the fireplace. Plumbers and HVAC technicians are often qualified. If your home doesn't have a natural gas connection, and service is available where you live, you can pay for a connection.

Choose a gas insert or gas logs

Next, decide what kind of gas fireplace insert you want. When converting from a wood-burning unit, you have three options:

  • a gas fireplace insert
  • vented gas logs
  • vent-free gas logs

To choose, consider how you expect to use your fireplace.

If you want to add warmth to your home, consider a gas insert or vent-free gas logs. Of these two options, vent-free gas logs produce the most heat, but they may introduce unburned combustion products into your home and aren't recommended for homeowners with allergies or asthma. Also, some municipalities have restricted or outlawed vent-free fireplaces.

Gags logs are your best option if you don't care about adding heat, don't plan to use the fireplace often or are mostly interested in how the fire looks. Vented burn more gas than the other types and may draw heat up the chimney, but they cost less to install than a gas insert.

For more information on the best choice for your home and your lifestyle, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop for more information.

The State

Wood and Gas Fireplace Insert Sale

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 15, 2019
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace in Concord, Lincoln, MA

School is about to start, September is almost here, and Fall is right around the corner. If you are looking for a better, more attractive, and more efficient way to heat your home this winter, now is the time to start looking for new fireplace inserts. Buy any gas or wood burning fireplace insert this weekend and you don’t have to pay tax!

HearthStone fireplace inserts have a tradition of building high-performing, clean burning wood inserts. They offer many beautiful models to match any décor and to fit any home. New gas and wood burning fireplace inserts have a large open viewing of the fire. Fireplace inserts are beautiful and efficient and they also have exceptional heat output.

Want to change the look of your living area without undertaking a massive remodeling project? Buy a fireplace insert. There is certainly one for you and your lifestyle that will beautify your home, warm your family, save you money and meet your needs.

Purchase any wood or gas insert and forget about paying tax. Don’t miss out; and by ordering soon you won’t wait long on installation. It’s time for you to invest in saving money on heating.

Contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop for more information.

Gas Fireplace Inserts For Better Home Style and Decor

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 09, 2019
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace Inserts

Homeowners pay as much attention to the style of decor in their homes as they do to the functionality of the items they buy for their homes. This is true even when considering revamping the fireplace area. Homeowners need to consider functionality and efficiency as well as attractiveness and the design. When elegance and class are a consideration, gas fireplace inserts are a great option because they absolutely meet the needs of both form and function.

The beauty of a gas fireplace insert will draw the eye because of their stylish and welcoming appearance. They can quickly and easily make an old, open hearth look updated and modern. Fireplace inserts are available in wide variety of models and styles and can enhance every style home and furnishings. Some models have intricate details and accents and others are classic and streamlined; there are styles to fit the tastes of homeowners who love classic and modern architecture.

In fact, gas inserts are the most efficient way to heat with an open hearth on the market. They often even exceed the energy efficiency ratings of many home furnaces. Additionally, many gas fireplace inserts have blowers and thermostat settings to make them even easier to use and regulate.

To find out more about the advantages of Gas Fireplace Inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Outdoor Kitchens: A Hot Home Trend

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, August 01, 2019
Woodstoves and Fireplace Shop - Built-In Grills

Since the basic backyard barbecue began evolving into the outdoor kitchen, the trend has taken off. Some of today’s outdoor cooking areas are full-on kitchens, with appliances, food prep space — even walls, ceilings and TVs.

It’s not just where you prepare the food. It’s where people gather. Just as the kitchens inside of our homes are kind of the center of energy at a party or gathering, the outdoor kitchen really has become that, as well.

This trend used to be limited to the upper end of the market. But today even the middle portion of the market is embracing it.

Homeowners are doing more outdoor cooking throughout the year. One goal is better health — you’re not frying with oil if you’re outside grilling, or even using an outdoor ovens.

Below are some thoughts on what's trending in outdoor kitchen, and how you can create one even on a relatively modest budget.

Prep space with sink and storage: Many homeowners begin by installing a small island. These are usually built around a grill and offer counter space, plus the option of adding other conveniences. Among the most popular: a small sink connected to the outdoor water system, and a small refrigerator.

Also, a built-in outdoor kitchen adds monetary value to a home.

Cooking beyond the grill: Another trend Gaubeka sees is the addition of a brick or gas-fired pizza oven that can be used for much more.

You can bake outside or you can actually sear a thick piece of meat. While indoor ovens generally reach 550F, outdoor pizza ovens can reach 700F or 800F.

A fire pit can also be a fun place to cook “anything from s’mores to hamburgers.

Walls and ceilings: A permanent roof structure is a much better way to go because it allows you to use that room during more times of the year. It also helps protect your investment.

Grow your groceries: An outdoor kitchen is a great place for planter-grown herbs and veggies. Use pots or troughs for parsley, fennel, basil, thyme, oregano and tomatoes.

Going further: Wall-mounted TVs are also popular for outdoor entertaining areas, though they must be outdoor-rated and protected from the elements.

Everyone loves the idea of being able to hang out outside. We’ve really moved toward a grilling, outdoor entertaining, casual culture.

For more information, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

- thestar.com