Purchasing fireplaces and fireplace accessories can be confusing. With so many heating options such as fireplaces, fireplace inserts, vented gas logs, ventless gas logs, wood burning stoves, it can sometimes seem overwhelming. For this reason, or fireplace experts have prepared guides to help you not only select the right fireplace option for you, but to understand why you need or want that option. Check back often, as we will continue to add new help articles over the next few months!
How to Install a Fireplace: The Ultimate DIY Guide
In today's modern era of central heating systems, fireplaces are often forgotten or overlooked as a credible source of zone heating. They can also serve as a focal point in a room that will...
The 5 Biggest Mistakes Made When Purchasing a Fireplace
Purchasing a fireplace and having it installed can be stressful — but it doesn't have to be that way. Above all, you'll need to make sure your installation is safe...
How to Choose the Right Venting for your Fireplace
Whether you just bought a fireplace, if you are planning to buy a stove, or if you just need to replace the pipe for an old unit in your house, choosing the right venting components...
5 Common Mistakes Made by Fireplace Contractors
Even for a skilled homeowner or DIY pro, installing a fireplace can be a daunting task...
Unify Your Fireplace and Room Designs
There comes a time when every fireplace will start to lose its prominence as the focal point of a room. Whether from wear and tear or...
Gas Log Guides
Part 1: What to Know When Buying Gas Logs
When we asked some eFireplaceStore customers recently what their most pressing concerns were when presented with the process of selecting gas logs online, the results...
Part 2: Which Gas Logs are the Right Size for Me?
Now that you've gone through the steps of making the really broad decisions in selecting your gas logs, it's time to get a little more specific. This is the point at which most gas log shoppers...
Part 3: Selecting the Right Gas Log Accessories
This is the fun part. At this point you've chosen the fuel type for your gas logs, you've gone through the process of finding the right sized set for your fireplace, and you're set on...
Chimney Cap Measuring Guide
An improperly sized chimney cap is a lot like an ill-fitting hat; it can't do its job properly and tends to look strange rather than stylish. Fortunately, determining what size chimney cap you...
Chimney Cap Buying Guide
For many people, the process of selecting a chimney cap starts with this question, but the truth is that if you've got an active chimney, you should have a chimney cap. The most basic...
Chimney Pipe Buying Guide
Trying to figure out what kind of piping you need to install your fireplace, stove, or any other hearth appliance can be an intimidating task. In an effort to simplify things for you, we...
Gas Fireplace and Stove Buying Guide
Gone are the days when burning wood was your only option for a fireplace or stove. Presently, gas fireplaces and gas stoves are very popular due to the overall convenience and efficiency...
Fireplace Maintenance Guide
With the seasons changing once again and the warmer temperatures returning, experts encourage fireplace users to perform all necessary preventative maintenance...
Fireplace Insert Buying Guide
While the traditional masonry fireplace is great for aesthetics and adds to the "down home" atmosphere of any home, the fact this that they are not much for actual heating. If you...
Fireplace and Wood Stove Installation Guide
A new fireplace or wood stove is a lot like your other appliances. In most cases, whether you buy an outdoor or indoor model, you'll want to have your new system installed by an expert...