Get your grill in shape for barbecue season in 4 EASY Steps! If you haven’t used your barbecue since Thanksgiving, you are a) not a true American, or b) you spent the winter in Arizona. Regardless, one of the best ways to get the most out of your grill, make it last and improve its … [Read more...] about Get your grill in shape for barbecue season in 4 easy steps!
These are some of the pellet stove-related questions that our customers often ask. Q: Do I need outside air for my pellet stove? A: For most homes today outside air is not necessary, but in the blower door tested tight energy efficient homes it is recommended. Most homes have enough fresh air … [Read more...] about 3 Pellet Stove Questions
We get this question a good bit around here. Sometimes it is spoken with a slight edginess to it, other times it is asked in earnest. So here’s our answer – why is there a difference between buying your hearth appliance (wood stove, pellet stove, fireplace insert, chimney liner and the like) from a … [Read more...] about Why Buy From the Little Guy?
Hearth Helps: Here's a question we get quite often - What makes some wood pellets better than others for our pellet stove? Answer: It all depends on where that sawdust came from - the heavy heat producing trunk part of the tree! Maybe it came from the scraps left behind like the bark, the leaves … [Read more...] about All Pellets Are Not Created Equal
Here are a few wood stove operations suggestions to keep you and your family safe. Q. How can I tell if I am operating my wood stove properly?A. Check the smoke coming out of your wood stove chimney; the smoke is your operational barometer. If your fire is burning properly, you should only see … [Read more...] about Proper Wood Stove Operations
Here are a few fireplace tips to keep you and yours safe. Don't soak newspaper in flammable fuels to start a fire, or it could cause an explosion.Keep flammable materials such as carpets, pillows, furniture or papers away from the fireplace area. Make sure that the fire is out completely before … [Read more...] about Fireplace Tips
Does it matter what kind of wood I use? Your fuel supply should consist of a mixture of hardwoods, like maple or oak, and softwoods, such as fir and pine. When first starting your fire, use softwoods. They ignite easily and burn rapidly with a hot flame. Hardwoods provide a longer lasting fire … [Read more...] about What to Burn and How To Do It Right