How to Host the Best Social Distancing Summer BBQ Ever!

Looking forward to BBQ season? Not sure how to get the most out of hosting BBQs while social distancing laws are in effect? Here are a few suggestions to make this summer the best summer, from the yard to the grill to the food.


Why Fireplace Doors?

Should I add doors to my fireplace? What difference does it make? Read what you should consider here!


How Does My Chimney Work?

Maybe you already know that a chimney plays a big role in the efficiency and safety of a wood or gas fireplace but you wonder how exactly! Let us explain!


The Case for Mounting a TV Over the Fireplace

Newer mounts refute the traditional reasons to avoid placing the television over the mantel. Sometimes, the space above the fireplace is the only spot in the room where a TV will fit; products like MantelMount makes those spots work.


Can my fireplace flue be angled?

You are dealing with a weirdly placed fireplace? Or you found the perfect spot for you new fireplace but you would have to angle the chimney flue for it? Let's see together what you have to consider and if you can angle a chimney flue.


Do I need a grill cover?

Is a grill cover really necessary? Will a grill cover protect it enough to make it las longer? You may be surprised with the answers!


Why Heat With Pellets?

What are the benefits of heating with pellets? You have heard of wood pellets and you are wondering if it's for you? Let's see why it really is an option to consider!


Who Installs Fireplaces?

You have been thinking of fireplace in your home for a while and now you are ready to buy one. But who should you hire to install your new fireplace? Or maybe you ask yourself "Can I install my fireplace myself?". This article will help you clear things up and guide you to make a wise choice!


Which fireplace is best for the environment?

Looking to upgrade your fireplace in favor of going green? Support the environment, reduce your monthly heating bill and gain access to grants.


Who Cleans Chimneys?

Cleaning the chimney! We know it has to be done but is it worth it to hire for that? Or on the contrary, is it worth it to do it yourself? Let us give you the information to make the decision and understand the process!


What is Low n Slow cooking and how can you cook this way?

Low n slow BBQ! Have you ever tried it? You are wondering how to "low n slow" cook like a boss? Here are the basics to help you start and understand how it work!


Vegan Grilling – Not Only Possible but Also Delicious

What is vegan diet by definition? Is it possible to find great grilling recipes that are Vegan but also delicious? You bet! Not only is it possible to grill up some fantastic Vegan dishes, but you might even convert some meat-eaters to the light side with these tips and recipes.


How To Measure Your Fireplace For A New Set of Doors

Updating your fireplace doors is a sensible project.  We will explain how to identify what type of fireplace and how to measure for a new set of fireplace doors.


Help! My Fireplace Won’t Draft

There are a few reasons why a draft may be difficult to establish in your wood burning fireplace or stove.  Our hope is this article will provide some insight and relieve that frustration.


How Does a Gas Fireplace Insert Work?

A gas fireplace insert is a fireplace that has been designed to slide into, (inserted) in an existing wood burning fireplace.


Are Gas Logs and Insert the Same?

Gas inserts and a set of gas logs are not the same product.  There are certain applications where an insert is the best and other applications will dictate which one of the two types of gas logs might work best. 


Mantle and Hearth Considerations For Your Fireplace

If you are planning to install a fireplace in your home, you will have many options regarding the mantle and the hearth. And, it’s a safe bet that you will be living with the decisions you make for a long time. Here are items you will want to give special attention to in order to make that new fireplace the focal point of your home.


How To Vent A Gas Fireplace

If a gas fireplace is in your plans, here are several considerations to keep in mind when planning to remodel or build.


Will A Fireplace Heat Basements?

Whether it’s gas, wood, electric or pellets, here’s a few points to ponder and suggestions for adding a hearth appliance downstairs in your home.


Why Buy An Electric Fireplace?

Your WE LOVE FIRE expert gets this question quite often.  Here are the top ten reasons an electric fireplace (or two or three) is going to add value, atmosphere, and a touch of class to your home. 


Can I Convert From Wood To Gas?

Fireplaces that have not been used in years can be resurrected and enjoyed nightly by you and your family.  There are hundreds of old, outdated, inefficient wood burning fireplaces in this area that would be terrific candidates for a gas insert.  Is yours one of them?


What to Do When Your Brick Fireplace is Cracked – Patch it or Line it?

Have you found a hole or crack in the brick of your wood-burning fireplace? Should you fix it or line it with an insert? Here's everything you need to know.


How Do I Accessorize a Fireplace?

Does your fireplace seem to be missing something or look a little blahzay? Maybe it needs something unique, a touch of class to have it reflect your life style. What are some options that I can consider that would spiff up my fireplace?


How to Choose a Gas Fireplace

If you’re planning to add a gas fireplace to your home, we can help with some insight and can help explain why the best values in the fireplace industry are at your WE LOVE FIRE dealer!


How to Use Your Fireplace to Cool Your Home

Learn how a fireplace can cool your house, how to maximize the cooling effects of your chimney and other green suggestions for a comfortable home.


Why Is My Fireplace Beeping?

You really enjoy your gas fireplace and what it adds to your home . . . . the wonderful heat from it, the dancing flames and glowing embers and especially how easy it is to use.  But suddenly, it’s making an odd, beeping noise.


Why Won’t Your Stove or Fireplace Ignite?

Here are some troubleshooting tips, by fuel type, that might help answer many concerns regarding ‘no ignition’.  Keep in mind these are intended to be somewhat generic in nature in order to illustrate common problems and possible solutions.


What’s The Best Type Of Wood To Burn?

This is a frequent question that can cause a spirited conversation around a fire.  Everyone knows that hardwoods are the best, right?  Do softwoods have a place?   Is there a “best” wood to burn?  Yes, there is!  Keep reading to find out what it is!


How Do I Clean My Fireplace Glass?

Once or twice a year, it’s a good idea to clean the glass on your fireplace, stove or insert.  So just spray on a little window cleaner and wipe it off, right?  Cleaning fireplace glass isn’t a big deal.  Wrong!  There are right and wrong ways to clean the glass on your fireplace.  Some “do’s” and some “don’ts”.


Do Electric Fireplaces Heat?

Electric fireplaces are more popular than ever.  They can be installed anywhere in your home.  But can you count on them for much heat?  If your expectations for an electric fireplace are to heat a 2000 - 3000 square foot home, you may want to keep reading.


When and How to Safely use Your Fireplace

Before using a fireplace, there are many factors you should check to ensure you and your family’s safety. There are things you should consider.


What Is Negative Air Pressure?

The difference in the air pressure in your house and the outdoors can be negative or positive.  Neither is particularly beneficial.  Let’s discuss negative air pressure as it relates to your home and specifically to your fireplace.  Keep reading to see why this subject is important.


Can A Fireplace Heat The Whole House?

Do you go through the exercise of cutting, splitting and stacking wood every year? You’re tired of those monthly gas or fuel oil bills, right? You would like to be a bit more independent.


Can a Fireplace Be Removed?

There are a few reasons for considering removing a fireplace.  Can it be done?  How practical would it be to do so?  Is it expensive?  Are there any cost effective alternatives?  Let’s try to help you determine if removing a fireplace is a project you should be contemplating.


North America’s Top 10 BBQ Experts

Your favorite chefs reveal their best-kept secrets and what fuels their fire! Get to know some of North America's top pitmasters and what inspires their award-winning BBQ. Learn how to take your grilling to the next level and achieve the best BBQ, every time. Start sizzling, summer is around the corner!


How to cook using a barbecue rotisserie kit

You would like to use a rotisserie kit, but you’re not sure how to. Read this article, and rotisserie will no longer hold any secrets for you.


Which is Better:  Hardwood or Softwood?

You burn wood in a fireplace, stove or insert.  And you want to use the best wood you can for keeping your family comfortable.  Different wood species are found in different areas of the country.   Everyone knows that hardwoods are best for burning, right?  Or . . . . are they?


How Do I Clean My Chimney?

There are many homeowners who choose to clean their own chimneys.  You burn wood and know the importance of cleaning the chimney.  But how often should I clean it?


Will a Fireplace Damage My TV?

This is a good question and one that deserves discussion and planning. Lots of people are installing big screen TV’s above their fireplace. It’s a great use of space, but will the TV be damaged if the fireplace in operating? Is there anything that can be done to protect the TV? If you’re building or remodeling, are there techniques that can be incorporated into the project to shield the TV from heat?


How to Cook Up a Meat-less Meal on the Grill

Grilling a vegetarian meal is simple when you have the right ingredients and tools. Here are a few useful tips to help you get started.