To Build a (Better) Fire

To Build a (Better) Fire

One of the cooler products on display at IBS 2011 was a fireplace product from a company called Earth’s Flame that combines a gas-enhanced combustion system for easy fire starting with a unique emissions-reducing grate that pulls its own double-duty of capturing...
Cranking the Heat

Cranking the Heat

We all do it. I’m guilty. I’ve had roommates who are definitely guilty. I still do it at times, even though I know it only wastes energy and leads to discomfort soon down the road. I’m talking about cranking the heat up after walking in from the...
To Build a (Better) Fire

Tiny Woodstove

Woodstoves are a great way to heat your home in the winter — and these days, homeowners with limited space or modern tastes have more choices than just the traditional cast-iron woodstove with a vent pipe sprouting out the top. For example, last week,...
Cranking the Heat

The Fireplace Conundrum

With winter on its way, we’ve been plugging woodstoves and fireplaces left and right — from recommending that you light up your fireplace to dispel bad odors in your home to tweeting our chimney-cleaning how-to article. And fireplaces certainly do have many...