Improving the Value of Your Home with a New Fireplace
Improving the Value of Your Home with a New Fireplace
When you consider upgrading your home, you may want to renovate your kitchen or add a deck to the backyard. Maybe you haven’t considered getting a new fireplace, but you should know that gas, wood, and electric fireplaces are all popular choices for home upgrades.
Fireplaces can ...
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Fall Fireplace Maintenance
It’s that time of year again. The trees have started changing color and cold weather will be here before you know it. Thoughts of cozying up with a blanket next to your fireplace are at the forefront of your mind, but is your fireplace ready for the changing season?
Before it gets too cold, it is time to see if your fireplace has been proper...
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Cooking Styles on Your Grill
When grilling season kicks off everyone is ready for cookouts and delicious grilled food. Ready to get grilling? Here are some tips that will make you the grill master at your next cookout. There are two styles of grilling you can choose from when cooking with a Napoleon Grill, direct and indirect grilling.
Direct grilling is a high heat style of ...
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Thinking About Buying A Pellet Stove?
Alternative energy and heating units have become more popular with the rise in oil and gas prices. It is now more efficient and less expensive to use different methods, such as fireplaces, to heat your home and can provide your house with character. One of the best and most effective methods of alternative heating is a pellet stove. Many people loo...
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Grilling Tips for Vermont Casting Grills
Grilling season has begun and we are excited! There is nothing like barbecued chicken, ribs, and vegetables. The grill also has a way of bringing family and friends together for fun, games, and plenty of laughs. Let’s face it there are not many individuals who do not enjoy having a good time. You may already have a grill but if not we want to...
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Is Your Grill Prepared for the Season?
Spring has finally arrived and so has the heat! The temperatures have been rising steadily which means the grilling season has begun. Are you ready? Is your grill? Surely there is nothing like having some friends over for a cold drink, grilled burgers, hot dogs, and some barbeque ribs. If like us, you are eager with anticipation, then allow us to o...
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Have You Looked Into the Eco-Friendly Heating Option?
Recently we celebrated Earth Day. Being aware of our carbon footprint is so vital to the health and longevity of our surrounding environment. Now you may have a heating system that does more than it its fair share of damage to our eco-system but were you aware that there is an eco-friendly heating option?...
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Knowing the Difference Between Wood Fireplaces and Stoves
As a homeowner adding value to your home is always a primary concern. It also helps if you can find ways to be more efficient and cut cost. By adding a wood fireplace or wood stove to your home you can do both. Although, before making a final decision it is best to understand how these two heating making mechanisms differ.
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Using Wood Fireplace Inserts
A wood fireplace insert is really a wood burning stove that is placed inside of a traditional open fireplace. The stove is sealed in place and a special liner is put in the chimney above. An insert can make a real difference in Bridgeville homes during the winter. It can also reduce your heating costs over a conventional fireplace. You should know ...
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Which is Better, Wood or Gas Burning Fireplaces?
In order to stay warm during the winter, your home needs to have an effective heating source. Although most modern homes are equipped with a HVAC unit, some people still prefer the coziness of a fireplace. Fireplaces Pittsburgh are also able to enhance the mood and appearance of a home. Here are a few facts to help you decide between a wood or gas-...
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Ever Wondered how to Build a Wood Pile?
A fireplace or wood burning stove has a few advantages over standard gas or electric heating. First, they provide both radiant and convection heat. Next, they're environmentally friendly since they only produce carbon equivalent to the amount the trees removed in the first place. They also make an attractive addition to any home. Finally, if there ...
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It’s About That Time Again
It’s time again. Time for fallen leaves, pumpkin lattes, brisk winds, and cool nights snuggled up on your couch under a blanket watching the flames in your fireplace dance and flicker. With a fireplace Pittsburgh winters don’t seem so bitter. But before you can enjoy your fireplace or wood-burning stove, you have to de...
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Ensuring Your Fireplace is Winter-Ready
The evenings are steadily growing colder in Pittsburgh, and, for those Pittsburgh residents with a fireplace, is likely to bring about fond evenings in front of a warm fire.
Once of the most important and often neglected aspects of owning a fireplace is maintaining it, particularly before the winter months when it will be used most. A wood...
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Moving Into a Home With an Older Fireplace
For centuries, people have relied on fireplaces and wood stoves for survival during the winter. If you are planning to move into a home that features an older fireplace, there are a few precautions that need to be taken. Here are some important fire safety tips provided by fireplace Pittsburgh experts. Chimney inspectionBefore even attempting ...
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What is Your Fireplace Tool Kit?
A fireplace is a wonderful addition to the interior decor that adds value to your home. With a fireplace, there comes essential fireplace accessories that help aide in operation. Typically fire place accessories include a few fundamental pieces such as: a brush, a poker, a shovel, and a pair of tongs. Depending on the style of your fireplace you ca...
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Do You Know The Difference Betweeen and Fireplace and an Insert?
A fireplace and inserts are used by many homeowners. However, both items have several differences. What Is A FireplaceA fireplace is a system that operates on its own. It heats a home using some sort of fuel. A fireplace also uses a chimney flue system. There are two kinds of fireplaces. A factory built unit has pre-engineered components....
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The Safety of Your Fireplace
What could be better than curling up to a roaring fire in the fireplace on a cold night? There are few pleasures that match this experience in most people’s minds. However, sitting in front of a fire can be dangerous if you haven’t made sure your fireplace Pittsburgh is safe. Toxic vapors can make their way into your home if your flue a...
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Fire Safety Lessons For Your Home
Fireplaces Pittsburgh and other heating appliances are the second-leading cause of home fires in the United States. The good news is that homeowners who take the necessary precautions do not need to live in fear of a possible fire. One of the ways that the National Fire Protection Association recommends preventing fires is by inspecting and cleanin...
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Coal Stoves and How They Work
Why coal heating?
With the increasing cost of heating a home many people are looking for more efficient and inexpensive ways to keep warm. According to the experts at Ed's Woodshed, coal stoves are a modern way to utilize an old fuel source that will keep you comfy and cozy all winter long. With recent updates, coal stoves are an efficient and cle...
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What to Consider Before Visiting A Stove and Fireplace Store
The cold months are approaching, and you’d like to use your fireplace more—but you’re tired of the hassle of a wood fireplace. Converting a wood fireplace to a gas fireplace is simple for a professional and can be done in an afternoon. Many people convert their fireplaces because:
They want more heat. A wood fireplace, while pr...
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Barbecue is for Anytime with a Gourmet Grill from Ed's Woodshed
No matter what time of the year it is a mouth, watering steak from the grill is always the best. Stop in and visit us for only the best grilling in Pittsburgh. Our gourmet grills are the most advanced, state of the art technology. You do not have to wait for summer to grill, I grill all year round. Food always tastes the bes...
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Get Your Barbecue On With A Grill From Ed’s Woodshed
Summer is upon us and it’s time to take advantage of the warm weather by cooking outside. Nothing says summer like a cookout, and Ed’s Woodshed has a wide variety of gas grills from quality manufacturers Vermont Castings™ and Napoleon®. Whether you are looking for a stand-along grill or a built-in one, Ed’s Woodshed c...
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Gas vs. Wood Fireplaces - Tips to Consider When Choosing
Pittsburgh is a great market for fireplaces. With the changes of seasons, and the cold nights of winter, nothing is more comfortable and pleasing than the sight of a fire burning gently in a fireplace. Many Pittsburgh consumers have chosen to own one for a number of reasons, whether for warmth, comfort, or just for the pleasing atmosphere that o...
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