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Gas Logs and Custom Fireplace Doors: Beautiful and Functional

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 05, 2018
The Woodstove Firepace and Patio Shop - Boston, Sudbury, Natick

Are you redesigning, redecorating or remodeling a favorite room in your house? If so, now is the time to consider gas log sets and custom glass fireplace doors. Instead of an open fireplace consider a fire that will add beauty and efficient warmth to your home.

You could add a fireplace insert, but then you'd have to use their design, not your own. If you are designing or remodeling a living space, custom glass fireplace doors can offer you the style you want to match your home.

Gas logs and glass fireplace doors make your fireplace more efficient while making it easier to use. They cost much less than a fireplace insert, too. Open fireplaces are very inefficient. If you want to use the fireplace, even sparingly, it would make more sense to add gas logs and glass fireplace doors. Open fireplaces draw the heat out of your house and up the chimney. Gas fireplaces light with the touch of a button and the glass doors make the heat more efficient. Gas log sets and glass fireplace doors allow you to be able to use the fireplace whenever you desire, even after a long day at work; with no hauling of wood or mess to clean up.

In fact, choose the style of log set too, your re-designed fireplace can have the exact style, look and feel you want. And, gas log sets look that incredibly similar to natural wood.

Gas logs and glass fireplace doors are faster to install than fireplace inserts, which means you can relax in front of the fire soon. For more information on gas logs and fireplace doors, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Converting an Open Fireplace to a Gas Insert for Easy Heating

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace Inserts

Unlike open wood burning fireplace or old decorative gas fireplaces, today's gas fireplace inserts are heat-producing dynamos that use propane or natural gas to fuel a steady flame on realistic looking logs, decorative modern glass chips, or stones behind a sealed glass face.

Gas inserts for fireplaces can be used in masonry or prefab fireplaces; they can be vented through the existing chimney or if it a free standing unit, through a wall.

Gas inserts are the easiest inserts to use and they need very little maintenance. Flip a switch, start the fire. Its best application is for zone heating-heating up the room you're in or heating a room that isn't warmed sufficiently by your heating system.

Green Factor

Gas inserts can have up to 85% efficiency rating; very little pollution, smoke, ash, or creosote. Zoned heating allows you to reduce overall fuel consumption.

Ventless versions burn very clean, they have to because there do not use chimneys.

Because fuel prices change constantly, any saving measurements are a moving target. Roughly speaking, yearly savings could range from $64-$255 (based on an average heating bill of $638) if you use an insert for zoned heating and turn down your thermostat.

For more information contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.


Shop Local for Fireplace Inserts and Gifts On Black Friday

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 20, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Fireplace Insert Shop in Littleton, MA

If you are looking for gifts for your home, or gifts for the men in your life, then head to your neighborhood fireplace and outdoor grill shop. They have all the holiday gifts and stocking stuffers you will need this holiday season. Why the local shop? Because when you buy a grill or fireplace insert or anything else hearth or grill related, you need to buy a lasting relationship as well. You won’t get that at a big box store.

You will most likely be shopping this weekend anyway, so shop local. Shopping locally promotes community businesses and keep your money in our local economy. If you want grills, grill supplies, fireplace supplies, or a fireplace, stove or insert, you don’t need to go any further than The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop in Littleton.

There are Black Friday Specials here too.

If it is a HearthStone fireplace insert you are interested in, purchase any enamel Hearthstone wood burning fireplace insert and you’ll pay the matte black price. The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop in Littleton is your local, neighborhood grill and fireplace shop where you can build a lasting relationship. We are a locally owned and operated small business that employs your neighbors and reinvests money in the community.

Come on in for stocking stuffers or make a larger purchase for you and your family for the holidays, such as a grill for dad, fireplace inserts for the family, and more.

Businesses like us are run by entrepreneurs and are the heartbeat of our communities and local economies. Help support local business this holiday season.

Fireplace Inserts are a Great Addition to Your Home this Winter

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace in Littleton, MA

Winter is almost here, and now is the time to address those home updating projects you have been talking about. Wood burning fireplace inserts are an easy and inexpensive way to update and invigorate your home.

Hearthstone wood inserts help change the look and feel of your living space without a massive, expensive remodeling project. A wood burning fire is a great way to draw coziness and a new focal point into any room. And in the summer, these wood fireplace inserts are so attractive they look beautiful even when they are not burning.

They are made to complement any indoor décor. With a door and surround in multiple finishes and a gorgeous wooden handle, they are attractive all year long.

But the best part of a wood burning insert means that they will help supplement your heating expenses too, making your fireplace more efficient and helping to effectively heat your home on those freezing cold days to come.

Right now at The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop, purchase any enamel Hearthstone wood burning fireplace insert and you’ll pay the matte black price. Now is the time to redecorate and invigorate your gorgeous home. Contact us for more information.

Gas Logs for an Easier Way to Warm Your Home

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Whether entertaining friends or relaxing after work, there's nothing like a warm glowing fire to add ambience and warmth to the home. Hauling and storing firewood and cleaning up messy ashes, however, 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.


Today's gas logs 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.


Gas log sets 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.


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.


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.

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.

Source: Real Fyre

Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts for Reliable and Beautiful Heat

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace Inserts

Winter often brings with it power outages. It can get pretty cold at home while you wait for the power to get turned back on. But, homeowners who heat with wood have no worries about warmth. Wood burning fireplace inserts allow you to stay warm even without power. Fall may have just begun, but this is the time to invest in a wood burning fireplace insert.

When you see snow and wind outside, it makes the idea of a beautiful fire seem all that much more inviting. It is comforting to know that no matter the weather, you and your family will be warm. When winter brings with it power outages, a wood burning insert allows you to stay warm.

Today’s inserts for fireplace are EPA certified, which means they use less wood, they burn cleaner, and they create more heat. This could be the best time to buy a fireplace insert. As home heating expenses rise, home owners are re-discovering the beauty of wood as a cheaper option and beautiful options. And, wood burning inserts are design features for homes.

Wood inserts today have come a long way. The fire box is designed to burn wood efficiently. This gives off more heat and the heat is cleaner and hotter an open fire. So when you heat your home with a wood burning fireplace insert, there are many benefits:

  • Lower heating bills
  • Guaranteed heat when the power goes out
  • Beauty and ambiance.
  • Once installed, a wood stove can give you a lifetime of trouble-free heat.

There's nothing like wood heat. For more information on wood burning fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Fireplace Inserts: Heating with Natural Gas is Attractive and Easy

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace Inserts

It is not too late to start heating your home more efficiently and easily. If you heat with oil, but have natural gas in the house, you have numerous options. In fact, by adding a gas fireplace insert to help heat your home, you can reduce the price of your oil bill by quite a bit.

In fact, a new gas fireplace insert is very often more efficient than your furnace. So heating your home with gas is more cost effective. If your home has a natural gas line you are already halfway there.

At The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop we have many customers that come see us about better and more attractive ways to heat their homes. Wood works for many homeowners. But often, once we start talking about their home and their lifestyle and we find out they have a natural gas line already running to their home and they usually choose a gas fireplace insert.

Natural Gas is the easiest way to add fire to your home, and it’s no work. At the same time, you can reduce your home heating bills during the frigid and snowy winter. Gas inserts are controlled by a switch or remote. If you want a fire burning in your hearth push the button. They are also controlled with a thermostat, for more constant, even heating. No wood to stack, no pellets to haul in.

For more information on gas fireplace inserts contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop.

Wood Stoves and Inserts for a Warmer Winter

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Woodstove Fireplace Shop and Patio, MA

The temperature is dropping. The easiest way to improve your home heating this winter is with a new wood stove. Wood stoves are easy to install because they can be vented through any outside wall, they don’t need an existing chimney or a high-tech expensive chimney.

Wood burning stoves are cleaner burning, more efficient, and powerful enough to heat an average-sized home. For a renewable source of energy and relief from fluctuating fuel costs, Wood stoves are the better way to stay warmer this winter.

When you are choosing a wood-burning stove, it's important to select one that is the right size for the space you are heating. When an appliance is too big, homeowners burn fires at a lower temperature in order to keep from overheating the space. This wasted fuel and causes air pollution. If the wood stove is too small, homeowners will use too much fuel and won’t be able to heat the space efficiently or adequately.

A good rule-of-thumb is that a stove rated at 60,000 Btu’s can heat a 2,000-square-foot home. Your local fireplace retailer can help you determine the right size wood stove for your space and your lifestyle.

Traditional open fireplaces are nice for ambiance but should not be used to heat your home; they are inefficient and can actually draw the heat out of your home and up your chimney. Wood stoves and inserts increase the efficiency of your fireplace by allowing you to burn a hotter fire and that heat is forced out into the room. Wood inserts function like wood stoves and use the existing chimney. A properly fitted fireplace insert can function nearly as efficiently as a wood stove.

If you would like to be warmer this winter, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop and we can help you choose the right Wood stove or wood stove or insert for your home.

Gas Fireplace Inserts Are Easy to Use and Efficient

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace in Littleton, MA

Heat & Glo modern gas fireplace inserts lead the industry in technology, design and safety. Even after countless patents, awards and honors, Heat & Glo remains driven to prove “No one builds a better fire.” Fireplace inserts make your open fireplace more efficient. In fact, are more efficient than most furnaces.

Transform an existing fireplace opening. A reflective black glass interior and a long ribbon of flame deliver unmatched style. Add ambience to any room and add value to any home with gas fireplace inserts.

  • 30" or 35" viewing area
  • Ribbon flame accentuates true contemporary design
  • Pick your media type and front

Light the fire with the flick of a switch. Control the fire with a thermostat or a remote control. Gas fireplaces are easy to use and are perfect with those with a busy lifestyle. In fact, they are so popular, that our Cosmo Gas Fireplace insert from Heat & Glo is one of our “products of the month.”

For more information on Heat & Glo fireplace inserts, contact The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop. Right now, you can get $100 off on Heat & Glo fireplace inserts.

Fireplace Inserts Save on Home Energy Bills

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 03, 2018
The Woodstove Fireplace & Patio Shop - Gas Fireplace in Littleton, MA

The cold weather is on the way. This kind of weather makes anyone want to light a fire and get cozy and warm. But, if your only option is lighting a fire in an old, open fireplace, you’re not getting the warmth you could, and in fact, your home could be leaking heat.

There is no denying that an open, masonry fireplace is attractive and rustic. But in Massachusetts, the fireplace needs more value than just being attractive. An open fireplace is inefficient as a heat source. Fortunately, with the addition of a wood-burning fireplace insert or an added gas line and a gas fireplace insert, your existing open fireplace can heat a room (or a couple rooms) better you’re your furnace. And, because fireplace inserts are sealed they also prevent drafts from the chimney from entering into the home.

An open fireplace is like leaving your door open. Drafts can come in, and heat can go out. They are open all the way to the roof. This is why homeowners today are moving toward wood-burning and gas inserts.

You may be wondering about gas. Is it really more efficient? Most gas inserts are more efficient than a home heating system. Most home heat is 70 to 80 percent efficient, gas inserts are almost 86%.

Your local fireplace retailer can help you determine whether a gas or wood burning fireplace insert is best for your home and your lifestyle. There are advantages and disadvantages of both:

    Gas fireplace inserts - No real disadvantage unless it’s difficult to get a gas line. Gas inserts are very efficient, produce a lot of heat, and can be used during a power outage.

    Wood burning fireplace inserts – Burning wood does produce ash and soot, so the fireplace and chimney should be cleaned at least once a year. However, you will save money on your energy bills. Burning wood is the number 1 way of saving fuel in your home.

Fireplace inserts give you a lot of heat and are safer than open fireplaces because everything is sealed behind glass; and no smells are getting into the home.

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

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