Fire Pits & Outdoor Heating

Are Vent Free Appliances Really Safe?

Vent free appliances can also be referred to as "ventless", "non-vented", and "unvented” appliances. Let's briefly look at what a vent free appliance is so that we can gain a better understanding of their safety.
October 29, 2022
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Our Favorite Unique Firepits

If you have a back yard, chances are you have a fire pit. We all love to enjoy the beauty and aroma of a cozy fire on a chilly day, but you don’t have to sacrifice fashion for function! The design of fire pits has come a long way, and I have made a list of some of my favorite unique fire pits to share with you!

October 27, 2021
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Get Indoor Fireplace advice from NFI certified technicians

When your home improvement plans include installing a new fireplace, or even repairing an existing insert, be sure to speak with experts that you can trust. A simple way to know who to trust is to look for technicians, sales people, and service providers that have been certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). Many fireplace dealers, like HVACDirect.com, have NFI certified technicians on staff ready to speak with you so that you know the advice you're getting is trustworthy and accurate. The same goes for your installer - having that certification will let you know they're an expert. In this article, we'll look at what that certification really means for your home project.
December 11, 2019
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Best Outdoor Wood Fireplace

The best Outdoor Wood Fireplace this year is the Villawood by Majestic. This fireplace keeps it simple and is a great value. There are very few outdoor wood fireplaces that start out around $1200. Especially fireplaces that are made of stainless steel and designed to be used exclusively outdoors. The Villawood can be installed into a framed cavity which lowers the overall installation costs compared to a masonry fireplace. The Villawood is installed with a 10 ½” outside diameter, 8” inside diameter chimney pipe (See the installation manual for venting requirements).
March 4, 2019
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Best Gas Fire Pit for 2019

Everyone wants a fire pit that gets your neighbors and friends talking a little bit. A fire pit that is attractive but also functional. You don’t want to have to shop for one again in a few years anyway. Also, if you need a fire pit for a hotel or restaurant you will need a fire pit that has been tested for the rigors of everyday use.
February 19, 2019
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