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by / on December 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm / in Outdoor Kitchens

Fireplace Maintenance: Prepare for Winter

The colder weather and upcoming holidays have many homeowners scrambling to have their fireplaces ready. We’ve been getting many maintenance requests daily. Here are a few steps you can take to prep your fireplace for the winter: Wood Fireplaces Both masonry and factory-built wood burning fireplaces should be swept annually. Check the refractory panels to make sure they are in […]

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by / on November 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm / in Gas, Electric and Wood Fireplaces

Gas Fireplace 101

We stumbled upon this very informative article by Bob Villa.  This is a great read that provides a ton of up-to-date information on the hearth business. Here are some of the highlights: “Fireplaces are highly demanded amenities, just after outdoor patios, decks and porches, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)” “Gas fireplaces are one of the hottest hearth products […]

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by / on November 12, 2011 at 7:14 pm / in Uncategorized

Child-proof Your Fire

When families visit the showroom looking to purchase a fireplace, their number one concern is the safety of their children. The average gas fireplace pushes out 30,000 BTUs and can make the surface of the unit, especially the glass extremely hot.  Here are a few things you can do to keep your kids safe around your new fireplace. 1. Take the […]

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by / on November 4, 2011 at 10:42 am / in Uncategorized

No Power? Heat your Home with your Fireplace

The recent storm left families in the North East without power, some still have yet to get it back. If this upcoming winter is anything like the last you definitely don’t want to be left in the cold. To keep your family warm in any weather there is a fireplace perfect for your home. Many gas fireplaces now come with a battery […]

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by / on October 13, 2011 at 5:31 pm / in Uncategorized

Wood Burning Fireplaces Bad for Health?

Wood Burning Fireplaces may not be safe for you and your family In a recent article in the New York Times, Christina S. N. Lewis investigates the potential health problems associated with wood burning fireplaces. Sure, the crackling of the logs and the smell of the wood will add to the ambiance of the season, but at what costs? According […]

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by / on September 23, 2011 at 1:48 pm / in Uncategorized

Vented vs. Vent Free Log Sets

Gas log sets are a great way to add ambiance to any room. They can be installed by having a plumber run a gas line to your existing fireplace. There are two options when choosing a log set, vented or vent free. What’s the difference? Vented Gas Log Sets: These log sets are installed in an existing fireplace. The unit […]

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by / on September 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm / in Uncategorized

Our Showroom: The Celsi

The Celsi is a new product on display in our showroom. It is an electric fireplace that features both traditional and modern aspects of the hearth industry. The Celsi can display three different images: Blazing Log, Smouldering Log, and Flaming Coal. It also has a mood lighting feature with several different options. Everything can be adjusted using the remote, which displays […]

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by / on September 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm / in Uncategorized

A Luxury Resort in Your Backyard

According to Forbes Magazine, more people are investing in their backyards by adding high-end patio furniture, pergolas, and fireplaces to create the ultimate outdoor kitchen. Say goodbye to the dated, plastic vinyl of yesterday. The newly released products on the market are made for both comfort and style. Forbes believes one of the reasons consumers have decided to renovate their […]

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by / on September 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm / in Uncategorized

What is an insert?

Many customers walk into our showroom knowing they’d like a fireplace, but not knowing much more. This 6 page article talks about gas, electric and wood fireplace inserts. “An insert is basically a fireproof box that’s surrounded by steel or cast iron and fronted by insulated glass, creating a closed combustion system. “ Inserts are an efficient option when choosing […]

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by / on August 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm / in Uncategorized

Hearth & Home Article

Take a look at our feature in July’s issue of Hearth & Home. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Lisa Readie Mayer of Hearth & Home  interviewed brothers Peter and Salvatore Alesci and their cousin Sal Finocchiaro, the partners in NYC Fireplaces. The article touches on how the business began, “they were frustrated at being unable to find a retailer in the New York […]

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