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Shop our online store to find your perfect fireplace

Fall is here, and winter won’t be far behind! Would your home benefit from a fireplace or heating stove? Is your current fireplace or heating stove in need of replacement? We have what you need to stay warm and cozy this winter! Shop Total Chimney Care’s online store to find your perfect fireplace. Here’s what you’ll find.

Fireplaces

gas log fireWhether you’re installing a new fireplace or looking to replace an old fireplace, Total Chimney Care’s online store has plenty of fireplace options for you. Whether you’re looking for a gas, wood-burning or electric fireplace, we have a model that will suit your tastes and provide the adequate amount of  heat you need.

Direct vent fireplaces

Many homeowners long for fireplaces but worry about the expense and space required. What if you could get the coziness of fireplace without the need for a bulky chimney? That’s just what you can get with a direct-vent fireplace. Direct-vent fireplaces can exhaust out of your home through any exterior wall or through a vent system. That means you can install a fireplace nearly anywhere in your home.

Fireplace inserts

If you love having a fireplace, but feel like you’re losing efficiency through your open-hearth fireplace, then a fireplace insert is the perfect solution. Fireplace inserts are fitted into existing fireplaces. Available in wood-burning, gas or pellet varieties, fireplace inserts dramatically increase the efficiency of your fireplace, providing more heat for less work and money.

Heating stoves

Heating stoves can add supplemental heat to the any chilly rooms in your home. They can also be put in a discreet spot to vent heat to the main rooms in your home. In Total Chimney Care’s online store, you’ll find gas, pellet and wood-burning heating stoves that will help to keep your home warmer this winter, while lowering your home’s heating bills.

Gas logs

Many homeowners love the charm and glow of a traditional, open-heart wood-burning fireplace, but often leave them unused because all of the work involved in building and tending a wood fire. With a gas log set from Total Chimney Care, you can enjoy a roaring fire in your fireplace all with a flip of a switch.

Fireplace accessories

Do you love your existing fireplace, but you think your hearth needs a little love and care? Total Chimney Care’s online store has what you need! In our online store, you’ll find new fireplace doors, mantels and many other accessories. The accessories in our online store can enhance the look of your fireplace and increase its efficiency.

Fall temperatures are setting in, but there is still plenty of time to find the perfect fireplace for your home before winter. Visit Total Chimney Care’s online store to start shopping now!

By Steve Sobczak on October 31st, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Check Out Our Fireplace Store

Fall’s chill soon will be setting in, and that means one thing: Fireplace season. If your fireplace needs to be updated or accessories, or if you’re looking to add a new fireplace or heating stove to your home, check out our fireplace store — The Cozy Flame — now to prepare your hearth for fall! At The Cozy Flame, you’ll find everything you need to improve and tend your hearth, including:

Fireplaces

At The Cozy Flame, we carry top-of-the-line fireplaces from Regency Fireplaces and Superior Fireplaces. We offer wood-burning fireplaces that will fill your hearth with the crackling warmth and gentle glow of a traditional hearth, as well as convenient and efficient gas fireplaces that allow you to fill your home with warmth and ambiance at the push of a button.

Fireplace Inserts

If your fireplace has become unsightly, if it’s starting to fail or if you would like to increase its efficiency, The Cozy Flame can help! We carry gas and wood-burning inserts that will instantly transform your fireplace. With a new fireplace insert, your hearth can become an attractive centerpiece in your home, as well as a clean and efficient heating source.

Gas Logs

Do you love your open-hearth fireplace but hate the work it takes to build, tend and clean up after a wood fire? You can continue to enjoy your open-hearth fireplace by outfitting your fireplace with gas logs from The Cozy Flame! Gas logs provide the look and feel of a traditional wood-burning fire, but without the work.

Heating Stoves

A heating stove can help you to lower your wintertime heating bills by providing heat where you need it the most. When you install a gas, wood-burning or pellet stove in the heart of your home, you can concentrate your heat on the rooms you spend the most time in while turning down the thermostat for the rest of your home. Or, you can even rig your heating stove up to provide heat to your entire home! At The Cozy Flame, we carry an array of heating stoves so you’re sure to find one that fits your needs and your home’s style.

Fireplace Accessories

Fireplace accessories can make your hearth more beautiful, more functional and more efficient. At The Cozy Flame, we carry all of the fireplace accessories you need, including fireplace doors, mantels, tool sets and other accessories.

If you’re ready to prepare your home and your hearth for the chilly days of fall, stop by The Cozy Flame today! Our hearth experts can help you find the heating appliance or fireplace accessories that are right for your home and your hearth. Our showroom is conveniently located at 116-Q Research Drive in Milford, Conn. We’re open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

By Steve Sobczak on August 17th, 2017 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Gas or Wood Burning Logs?

Converting a Wood Burning Fireplace to Gas Logs: Advantages and Disadvantages

Ever since gas logs became an option in the average home, homeowners have debated whether or not this is really a better option than their wood burning fireplaces. There are many important things to take into consideration before making this important decision. There are advantages and disadvantages to each but in the end, it is a matter of preference and a choice that each homeowner needs to make for themselves.

The most obvious advantage of a fireplace with gas logs is that it is extremely convenient. The fireplaces simply need to be turned on and it is possible to have a roaring fire in just moments. Some models require people to reach in and turn a knob, while others create a fire with the push of a remote control button. As soon as the family wants a fire, they can have one and do not have to wait for logs to catch and for the fire to really get going.

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Gas logs are a click away from heating the room.

Another reason that many people enjoy a gas burning fireplace is that they no longer need to deal with the mess of burning logs. This includes the need to purchase or gather firewood as well as the need to season it well in advance. In addition, a fireplace with gas logs does not create any ash that needs to be cleaned out after each fire. This makes day to day maintenance of the fireplace much easier than when it burns real, wooden logs.

In addition to being convenient and easy to use, fireplaces with gas logs do a much better job of heating the home than their traditional counterparts. They create a great deal of heat, which spreads throughout much of the home. This can help reduce the energy bill because it is not necessary to run the heat as often during the cold months. However, it is important to keep in mind that most models are not capable of heating the entire home.

A fireplace with gas logs will not create the same smell as a wood burning fireplace. For some people, this may be an advantage, especially if they are very sensitive to the smell of smoke. However, for some people, the smell of a fire burning is extremely nostalgic and one of the things they most look forward to when the weather turns cool. Those who are emotionally invested in the sound and smell of a traditional fire should consider this before installing gas logs.

Homeowners should not install fireplaces with gas logs if they think it will reduce the amount of annual maintenance on their fireplace. Regardless of the type of logs in the fireplace, it is important to have an annual inspection. This will help ensure that the fireplace is in safe, working order and that there are no potential problems on the horizon. The chimney and fireplace should still be checked out by a licensed chimney sweep at the beginning of every cold weather season.

There are many advantages to a fireplace with gas logs but there are also many reasons that people choose to keep their wood burning fireplaces. A gas fireplace is much more convenient but it lacks the traditional smell and sounds that many people have come to associate with a cozy winter night at home. Before making a decision, be sure to consider all of the options and to keep up with regular fireplace maintenance.

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