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Converting a Wood Fireplace to a Gas Fireplace

As we turn the clocks back and head into the cold of winter, you’ll want to think about gas fireplace inserts for your Pittsburgh home. The roaring fire warms your home from the inside out. You may be considering converting an existing wood burning fireplace to a gas fireplace. Converting to a gas fireplace is … Continue reading “Converting a Wood Fireplace to a Gas Fireplace”

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Winterizing Your Fireplace

As the days get colder, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your fireplace for the winter. The warm hearth is the heart of the home as it offers a cozy ambiance when the snow falls. Before using your fireplace, you will want to make sure it is safe as fireplaces are related to 42% … Continue reading “Winterizing Your Fireplace”

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Cleaning Your Fireplace Insert

The ambiance of your fireplace is often the focal point of your home. The inviting warmth of the radiating hearth cannot be replicated. To keep that welcoming atmosphere alive, you will want to clean your fireplace insert at least once a year or more often if you frequently light fires.  By cleaning your fireplace insert, … Continue reading “Cleaning Your Fireplace Insert”

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The Benefits of Electric Fireplaces

Fireplaces are often the heart of the home. The inviting hearth illuminates the room adding a cozy ambiance. There are all types of fireplaces to choose from when considering installing one into your home including gas fireplaces, wood fireplaces, fireplaces with glass doors, and electric fireplaces. Ed’s Woodshed offers all of those fireplaces. All fireplace … Continue reading “The Benefits of Electric Fireplaces”

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Your Fireplace in the Summer

If you have a fireplace or fireplace insert in your Pittsburgh home, more than likely, it is the focal point of the room. During the warm summer evenings, it may not be in use, but that doesn’t mean that it warrants less attention. Below are tips on caring for your fireplace and accenting the area … Continue reading “Your Fireplace in the Summer”

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Annual Costs of a Gas Fireplace

The annual costs associated with running a gas fireplace, insert or stove depends on a variety of factors, including but not limited to the size of the unit, the area that you are heating, type of gas used and the cost of gas in your area.  Once you have looked at these factors, you can … Continue reading “Annual Costs of a Gas Fireplace”

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How to Choose the Best Fireplace

When investing in a fireplace, you want to make sure it provides the warmth, comfort, and ambiance that you desire.  Fireplaces do not come one size fits all. There are many factors that go into choosing the right one for your home, including a budget, size, and location.  The ones we will focus on in … Continue reading “How to Choose the Best Fireplace”

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Eco-Friendly Fireplaces

According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of eco-friendly is “not environmentally harmful.” When it comes to traditional wood-burning fireplaces, they can negatively impact the environment through tree reduction and the production of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, methane and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). Homeowners are choosing eco-friendly options these days for fireplaces and stoves in order to … Continue reading “Eco-Friendly Fireplaces”

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Should I Have my Chimney Cleaned if I Didn’t Use It?

Just because you may not have used your fireplace in Pittsburgh this winter due to the mild weather does not mean you should forego cleaning your chimney.  Many homeowners believe that there is no need to inspect or clean your chimney if it hasn’t been in use. The truth is that you may not have … Continue reading “Should I Have my Chimney Cleaned if I Didn’t Use It?”

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Can You Burn Wood in a Gas Fireplace?

If you own a gas fireplace, you are familiar with the benefits gas fireplaces offer—low-maintenance, cost-efficient and eco-friendly.  While they provide warmth and coziness, just like a wood-burning fireplace, sometimes you may be tempted to add more heat, flame or scent to your gas fireplace by throwing on a log or two.  But is this … Continue reading “Can You Burn Wood in a Gas Fireplace?”

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