Articles for tag: Fireplace Safety, Gas Fireplaces, Wood Burning Fireplace, Wood Heat

Karla News

Gas Fireplace Vs. Wood Burning Fireplace

Nothing can compare to the ambiance a warm fire in the fireplace will create. Picture the perfect Norman Rockwell scene. Dad in his recliner, reading the paper and smoking his pipe. His trusted Irish setter curled up on a rug next to him. While Mom relaxes on the sofa, catching up on her knitting. Young ...

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How to Choose a Wood Stove

Wood Stoves are a Good Decision You’ve made a good decision if you’ve decided to save money on your winter home heating bills by installing a wood stove where you live. Purchasing and installing a wood stove will allow you to use firewood which is less expensive than propane or natural gas to heat your ...

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How Do Wood Fireplace Inserts Work?

First-time homebuyers and those who have lived in homes without a fireplace may be unfamiliar with wood fireplace inserts and their function. It is always nice to move into a new home that is outfitted with fireplaces, because of the ambiance and heat that they produce that will go toward heating your home in the ...

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Why We Choose a Kozy Heat Fireplace for Our New Home

There’s something about a fireplace that adds charm and warmth to a home, unlike any other feature. When we built our cottage last year, the decision to install a fireplace took only a second or two; deciding on what brand and style of fireplace we wanted was a little more complicated. Back in the old ...

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Life After the First Great Depression

My parents grew up during the first Great Depression. They grew up knowing how to use things up and avoid waste, and the difference between a want and a need. “Use it up, Wear it out, Make it do Or do without.” That was the motto of my parent’s day, and they never forgot. Here ...

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Dead Mouse in Your House: What to Do

If you live in an old house, then chances are you’re going to have a pest problem. The siding on old houses certainly isn’t up to par with newer designs and cracks in the siding and holes along the baseboard can allow rodents to get into the house itself. Perhaps you’ve heard some scraping noises ...

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How to Make Charcoal

Charcoal is great for not only cooking, but also its great for use in heating and melting metals. This is great for replacing coal because charcoal has nearly the same efficiency. Now, charcoal is just carbon. It can be made from basically anything that contains carbon. Wood is most commonly used because its just the ...