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Which type of BBQ grill should you choose? Gas grill, Charcoal, Pellet or Electric?

It’s that time of year again when the weather is heating up and the days are getting longer. With weather like this, it’s the perfect time to have family and friends come over and spend some time on the patio enjoying a delicious meal fresh of the grill. Cookouts and social events in the summertime rely on the power of the grill because nothing says “summer” like a grilled cheeseburger and shish-kabobs. For those looking for a new grill, there are many options that you can choose from. Four of the most popular types of grills are gas, charcoal, pellet and electric. Here’s what you need to know about each type of grill before buying a new one.

 

Gas

Perhaps the most popular grill on the market, the gas grill is a staple in many backyards. Most gas grills run on either bottled propane or natural gas that can be purchased from a utility provider. One of the best features of a gas grill is how fast it can heat up. The gas grill is perfect for those who do not want to deal with handling charcoal or wood and just want to get cooking. Gas grills also heat evenly which is a big advantage over charcoal grills which can heat unevenly if you’re a novice griller.

 

Gas grills are often more expensive to buy, but it’s cheaper to cook with a gas grill than a charcoal grill. While some gas grills come with a small smoker, you will only get a hint of smoke; however, gas grills produce a rich flavor especially compared to cheaper options like electric grills.

 

If you don’t want to spend a lot of time getting the temperature just right and you want to start grilling fast, then a gas grill will be perfect for you. Some of the most popular brands for gas grills include Fire Magic, Twin Eagles, MHP, and Broilmaster.

 

Charcoal

If you are a Backyard BBQ purist then a charcoal grill might be a good fit for you. Gas grills are the most popular in backyards, but charcoal grills are also iconic. To many people, a charcoal grill has a unique taste and texture. One of the biggest setbacks of Charcoal grill is that it takes a significantly longer time to heat up when compared to a gas grill.

Charcoal grills come in all shapes and sizes, but one of the most popular brands is Big Green Egg. Big Green Eggs are a unique kind of charcoal grill called a vessel grill that uses the radiant heat from the side of the grill walls to cook the food. Vessel grills are much better smokers than other charcoal grills.

 

 

Pellet

Pellet grills are the new kids on the block in comparison to gas grills and charcoal grills. Pellet grills became popular on the West Coast and have spread over to the Midwest and East Coast. The wonderful things about pellet grills are that it is a nice mixture of charcoal and gas grills. Pellet grills use compressed wood pellets which provide heat and smoke. Pellet grills also have a built in computer that reads the temperature from the grill body and adjusts the temperature as desired by the grill master.

 

A pellet grill can provide a nice balance between a gas and electric grill, but its biggest downfall is that it needs to either be plugged in or run off of a battery at all times. If you are looking for something off the beaten path, then a pellet grill will be perfect for you. The most popular brands of pellet grills are Memphis Wood Fire and Louisiana Grills.

 

 

Electric

An electric grill is an option for city-dwellers living in apartments with grill restrictions. Electric grills are convenient because they are typically small, portable and easy-to-use. Unfortunately, the taste of the food cooked on an electric grill leaves a lot to be desired. The smoky flavor is almost entirely lost when cooking with an electric grill and overall the food will be drier and less succulent when using an electric grill. For true BBQ grill diehards, an electric grill is not a real option, but it’s worth mentioning for those that are prevented from using other grills because of building regulations. The most popular brand of electric grills is the George Foreman Grill.

 

 

As you can see each of the 4 grills we talked about has its pros and its cons. Come in and speak with one of our grill masters and let us help you find the best one for you. Aspen Fireplace & Patio is here to help you with all of your grilling needs to make your summer BBQ a hit!

Best ROI Home Remodeling Projects

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What Is ROI? Return On Investment – many financial organizations and businesses use ROI statistics as an important concept decision making on any financial or investment situation. When it comes to home remodeling, ROI is what you will get back when you sell your home. To calculate the ROI of a project, take the increased resale value after the completion of the project, and divide by the cost of the project itself.

When tackling any home remodeling project, think about if it is something you want as an ROI project or if it is simply lifestyle improvements. If your project is important to you and your family, but not particularly to anyone else (especially a potential buyer), it is most likely a lifestyle improvement.

Interior Visualization is important when selecting your home improvement project. You want the buyer to mentally move into your home and see if they can visualize living in the space with their own belongings with all the basic elements in place.

 

What are your plans for your home? If you plan on selling your home within the next 1-2 years, these home renovation projects may not be best for you. However, if you are planning on living there for several years, then larger home improvement projects become more valuable because you and your family will have had time to enjoy and appreciate it more, adding value to it. You also want to keep in mind the neighborhood in which you live. When working on a project, you don’t want to overbuild in comparison of your neighborhood because the smaller houses will lower the value of your home regardless of how nice it is.

 

Best ROI Home Improvement Projects

  • Installing or updating a fireplace – The National Association of Realtors 2013 Survey of homebuyer preferences listed fireplaces as one of their most preferred home features. Nearly 40% of those said that they would pay extra for a home with a least one fireplace. According to Marshall & Swift’s Appraiser Handbook, about 91% of the cost of a remodel can be recovered when reselling your home. Contact us for more information.
  • Kitchen Remodel – The kitchen can make or break a sale for a buyer. Surveys have found that projects that were budgeted at 6-10% of the value of the home see the best ROI.
  • Entry Door Replacement – This increases the curb appeal of your home, especially if it matches the style of the rest of the house. Most homeowners see a 68-102% ROI depending on the door type.

 

Worst ROI home improvement Projects

  • Master Suite Addition – Since this is typically a large and expensive project, it is often one with a low return during resale.
  • Sunroom Addition – Considering all the different parts that are needed in the construction of a sunroom, this can also become quite a costly project. Especially with the cost of installing windows.
  • Home Office Addition – May seem like a good idea at first, but can often become unused space. Many people prefer the freedom of working anywhere they like.
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Why Fireplace Doors are better than Screens

When it comes to fireplace accessories, there are none more important than fireplace doors or screens. They are both important aspects of maintaining a safe and healthy fireplace, but they don’t serve the exact same purpose. Oftentimes, people are confused about the differences between fireplace doors and a fireplace screen. This article will help you understand the difference between fireplace doors and fireplace screens, and also explain why fireplace doors are a better investment in most cases.

 

The Difference between Doors and Screens

A fireplace screen is a piece of mesh that serves as a barrier between the fireplace and the room. The frame is usually made of a metal (iron and bronze are common) while the mesh panel is made of woven wire or perforated metal.

 

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Fireplace Doors

Fireplace doors are made with thick glass and much sturdier. Sometimes they are called glass fireplace doors in order to differentiate them from screens and prevent confusion. Similar to screens, doors serve as barriers for the fireplace, but the glass is much more solid than mesh.

 

The Benefits of Fireplace Screens and Doors

Fireplace screens and doors both serve a very important function: keeping your home and family safe from the heat of a fireplace. A fireplace can produce a lot of heat and can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Both screens and doors provide an extra layer of protection from either the hot glass of a gas fireplace or the burning logs of a wood-burning fireplace. If you have a wood-burning fireplace, a fireplace screen will also block burning embers from getting in your room and potentially starting a fire.

Fireplace screens are also great decorative pieces. They can be centerpieces of a room especially in traditional style homes. If you have fire logs and accessories around your fireplace, a fireplace screen is a great way to create space for those items and define the area of the fireplace. Subtle fireplace screens are also available that add a nice touch to your fireplace.

 

Why Fireplace Doors are Better

Doors have all the same safety benefits as fireplace screens. They add an extra layer of protection for gas fireplaces and they create a barrier between the flames and your room for wood-burning fireplaces. They also add to the décor of the fireplace. The main advantage of fireplace doors, though, is that they have energy efficiency benefits.

When your fire is out or dwindling, closing the doors on your fireplace will prevent the warm air from escaping out the chimney. By keeping the heat in the room longer, your fireplace becomes a more efficient source of heat. In addition, fireplace doors prevent cool air from escaping out of your fireplace during the summer.

 

Traditional fireplaces are beautiful elements of any home that has one, but they can be frustratingly inefficient at supplying heat. Fireplace doors are the easiest way to improve the efficiency of a traditional fireplace and they also have added safety and decorative benefits. While screens are nice additions to a fireplace, the better long-term investment is in fireplace doors.

 

To find our more on fireplace doors and screens, check out the articles below.

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6 Designs to Make Your Patio Area Comfortable

There are quite a few things you can do to turn your patio area into something unforgettable and interesting, but it will take some doing and planning before you can call it a day. Enjoying the sunny skies outside means you will have to focus on a practical, yet comfortable and aesthetically pleasing solution you can really have fun with. Here are some ideas you can use to make all of that a reality:

  • Using a patio primer

You can have a really good and refreshed look for your patio and other outdoors areas with a mix of colors or by going for a monochromatic approach. Creating a good and polished aesthetic for your patio will require a small amount of well chosen decorations. Choose the essentials in the beginning and move on from there with some umbrellas and useful seating space. It won’t take too much to complete the job and you will have a great new look regardless.

  • The tropical approach

You can go for this fairly easily without too much work involved. A decorated patio with vibrant colors and some florals or ikats combined with tangerine or similar colors. Work on using the appropriate plants during gardening and landscaping if the weather allows it or place them in containers to create the mood, but still allowing you to keep them safe during any cold seasons.

  • Weaving natural elements into patio design

You can make use of the already existing space to wave some natural elements into your gardening area around the patio or even into it as well. A good example of that can be plants or some pieces of driftwood, lacquered and preserved as well as dried leaves, rocks and other bits and bobs from the world around us.

  • Making use of better seating spaces

You can work on your patio area by introducing carefully chosen potted plants, light sources and more that befit your taste, but you will need to keep in mind that seating spaces are extremely important in the grand scheme of things. From outdoors furniture to landscaping, all of these seating spaces will make your yard space something more than just a purely aesthetic addition to your home.

  • Using rattan furniture

This type of solution can be a great way to have a mix of the previous points, but you won’t have to stop there instead. Rattan is hardy, but it will not last forever. Aesthetically speaking however it is an excellent approach you can go for to find a universal solution to seating spaces.

  • Other types of outdoors furniture

Plastics, wood, metal and more are all valid solutions for the style you may be going for in terms of furniture, each of them possessing drawbacks and advantages that make them situational if nothing else. If outdoor dining is a big part of your life, then this will be a very important part of how you handle your patio area. Visit our showroom at 5156 Sinclair Rd. Columbus, OH 43229 to find the perfect furniture for your patio!

Outdoor Furniture Maintenance

Outdoor Furniture Maintenance Tips and Guidelines

After spending a few seasons on your porch, the furnishings you have may begin to show their age with mildew, rust marks, stains and more. Use the following general care tips to ensure you have your tables, cushions, chairs and more looking good as time goes by. Outdoors furniture with woven fabrics will generally have undergone a chemical treatment allowing them better stain and moisture resistance, regardless of material, but you would still do well to protect them anyway.

  • Maintaining wicker furniture

The pliable weave of wicker furniture is made from split reed, rattan, coated paper and other similar solutions. Coated in paint, varnish and even a combination of both, they are pretty resistant to the elements apart from sunlight for the most part. You would still do well to cover the furniture pieces if you are leaving them for extended periods of time. Make sure you also vacuum it to get rid of dirt and debris, using a dust brush attachment or even a dry paintbrush. Clean up the surfaces using a mild soap solution, scrub and rinse and you will have solid results. Avoid the use of way too much water as it may easily weaken the fabrics. Dry off well before using.

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  • Wooden furniture care

Most of the lumber used for outdoor furniture has its own naturally resistance to decay and the elements. Even though the sealants used will help prevent color loss and wear and tear, they are not always necessary. Wood will often form its own patina and will require little to no maintenance and the ability to last for a long time. Deep cleaning of this type of furniture on the other hand requires a bit more care. If you want to do some serious cleaning of mildew stains, then you will need to mix a gallon of hot water with some powdered oxygen bleach following instructions accordingly. Scrub the affected area with a soft brush and rinse well. If you have any rust stains or bird droppings, then you will need to sand the area with fine grit sandpaper, rinsing it afterward. If your area is way too large to sand effectively, then you will need to mix hot water with some oxalic acid crystals, commonly known as wood bleach for easier cleaning. Apply it with a soft brush and then rinse well. Never use chlorine bleach or it will damage the wood fibers.

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  • Metal furniture care

Iron, steel, aluminum as well as other metals can be wrought into amazing shapes, cast from molds or even formed into hollow tubing. A lot of the metals used however are suffering from rust, making metal furniture painted with clear varnish, paint or even a powder coating for increased durability. Deep cleaning for these materials requires a mild soap, scrubbing and rinsing in most cases. If you have mold or rust stains then it will be an entirely new game altogether, prompting the use of fine grit sandpaper. Wipe the area clean, apply a touch up of paint as needed over several thin layers and let the area dry between coats. Humidity may affect the paint, so make sure you work on a dry day at all times.

 

If your outdoor furniture is beyond repair, then you probably bought it at a big box retailer! Aspen Fireplace and Patio carries only high-quality outdoor furniture that is manufactured to withstand the elements and last for a long time.

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Fireplace Maintenance Tips

What better way to make your nights more welcoming than by making use of a nice, roaring fire in your fireplace? If you haven’t worked on fireplace maintenance and cleaning however, this will be the best time to handle it before it becomes a fire hazard. Regular cleaning and maintenance of your fireplace is a necessary step if you want to keep warm on your cold winter nights. Here are some tips on making it happen:

  • Start your fireplace maintenance by checking out the chimney damper

Grab a good flashlight and see whether anything is blocking your chimney damper. Animals will sometimes take up residence in the warm confines of the chimney for months on end. Falling leaves can also take up place inside the chimney, so if you see a blockage you would do well to arrange for a chimney cleaning.

  • Fireplace maintenance cleaning

You would need to clean your firebox from dirt, debris and ashes. This simple routine will remove the detritus that could easily become a fire hazard in the right circumstances. Once that is done you will be ready to light fires again when the cleaning is done.

  • Aries 1 - Lennox Hearth Fireplace aspen fireplace columbus ohioContaining Air Pollutants

The warm fire in your hearth makes smoke that contains carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and other volatile organic compounds that need to disappear from your home. These toxins can serious affect anyone who suffers asthma attacks and breathing issues, not to mention it can also hurt healthy individuals as well. The best way you can avoid this is to switch from a wood burning fireplace to a gas one if you can. Wood burning fireplaces inserts certified by the EPA or other agencies across the world are available in different styles and sizes so they can fit in with already existing masonry. Their fire is visible right through the screen for aesthetics and it will have good output without the need for constant cleaning you would need to handle otherwise.

  • Light your fire to keep smoke to a minimum

All firewood is not the same of course, so it pays well to know it before you move on with your wood burning. Dry wood will burn more efficiently and it will cause less smoke. Firewood needs to be seasoned and dry, from 6 to 12 months after splitting it. Hardwood such as orchard, oak and more will burn slower and dry slower than softwood such as pine and fir, so it may take longer for it to dry out completely.

Firewood stored outside your home should be placed on a higher ground. If you store firewood outside, you should make sure it is only a foot away from the ground at the very minimum. Cover the top of it to keep rain and dew out, but leave the sides open to allow for air drying. Choose a cord of wood with cracked, dark colored ends when possible. They should be lighter as this shows the moisture inside the wood is gone.

10 Steps for Safely Operating a Gas Fireplace

10 Steps for Safely Operating a Gas Fireplace

 

Some people are worried about the safety of a gas fireplace. There is nothing to worry about as long as you follow some simple safety procedures. If you follow these steps, you will be able to safely operate your gas fireplace. Keep in mind there are different varieties of gas fireplaces including ventless, direct-vent, and B-vent. Each type of gas fireplace is unique and has slightly different safety precautions. Make sure you know what kind of fireplace you have or are looking to buy. Once you know this information, you can use this guide to decide what safety precautions you need to take.

1. Don’t try to install the fireplace by yourself. Your fireplace should be installed by an authorized and factory-trained technician.  If you want to convert your wood-burning fireplace to gas, be sure to hire a licensed contractor. Working with a gas line or a propane tank is a job for an experienced professional, not a do-it-yourselfer.

2. Buy a gas fireplace with a safety features. Nearly every new gas fireplace comes equipped with safety features such as a 100% fail-safe shut-off valve. If the pilot flame goes out, the gas flow will automatically turn off. Another safety device is a safety pilot. This device automatically shuts the gas off if the temperature in the fireplace gets too cold or if too much carbon monoxide builds up.

3. Have your chimney cleaned. If you are adding a gas fireplace to an existing fireplace with a chimney, get a professional chimney sweep before you fire up your gas logs for the first time. This will make sure the fireplace is safe to run and clear of any potentially harmful materials.

4. Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home. All fireplaces that run on gas-based fuel will emit a small amount of carbon monoxide. As a safety precaution, you should have a carbon monoxide detector in your home.

5. Get routine maintenance. You should have your fireplace inspected for any potential dangers annually and preferably semi-annually. Routine maintenance will ensure your fireplace continues to run efficiently.

6. Give your fireplace 3 feet of space. As a safe rule of thumb, don’t get too close to the fireplace or place furniture or objects within 3 feet. The glass on a fireplace can get very hot so it’s a good idea to give it some space.

7. For direct-vent fireplaces, make sure the damper stays open when the fireplace is running. The open damper will allow all the carbon monoxide to escape out of the chimney, but a closed damper will force the carbon monoxide into your home which is dangerous.

8. Make sure gas logs are placed correctly according to the instructions. If you purchase gas logs, have a professional set them up properly to avoid any issues.

9. For added safety when using ventless gas logs, introduce new oxygen. Ventless or vent-free gas logs use oxygen from inside the room and send back out a small amount of carbon monoxide. To maintain a healthy balance of oxygen, open a window or only use the fireplace for a few hours at a time.

10. Don’t operate the fireplace with the glass doors off. If you need to clean the glass fireplace doors, make sure the fireplace is turned off and the doors are cooled down to room temperature. Never operate the fireplace with the doors off.

There are plenty of other common sense rules for safely operating a gas fireplace, but these are the main precautions to consider. If you address these basic concerns, your gas fireplace will operate smooth and safe. Find the perfect gas fireplace for your home at Aspen Fireplace. View our online catalog on our website and be sure to visit our showroom at 5156 Sinclair Rd. Columbus, OH 43229.

 

Other resources for gas fireplace questions:

http://www.regency-fire.com/Buyer-s-Guide/FAQ-s/Gas-FAQ-s.aspx

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/05/realestate/your-home-using-gas-fireplace-for-heat.html

https://www.angieslist.com/articles/are-ventless-fireplaces-safe.htm

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Fireplaces Maximize the Comfort of Your Home and Wallet with Zone Heating

Most homeowners today would agree that a roaring fireplace on a chilly fall night is a nice thought. Other homeowners would say it’s a necessity. Fireplaces have come a long way from tromping out into the woods, pulling cut logs from the pile stashed under tarps covered in feet of snow. You have the many options of typical fireplaces set as a firebox, freestanding stoves, fireplace inserts, manufactured log sets, etc. But why the necessity?

 

While homeowners can mostly agree that a fireplace is nice, nearly all would nod their heads in saying that heating a house can be expensive, especially for us northerners. So how can we reduce the bills while staying warm? Turns out, you can have you cake and eat it too through a method called zone heating. Zone heating is putting heat where you need it, when you need it, allowing you to turn down the thermostat on your central heating system. Research states that we spend more than 80% of our time in 20% of the home. According to the US Department of Energy, by inserting a fireplace, stove, or logset insert, you are able to turn down the thermostat and decrease your bill by anywhere from 20-40%. Because seldom-used rooms don’t require constant heating, zone heating allows you to save money by running more concentrated amounts of heat when necessary.

 

In addition to the billing efficiency, zone heating can offer greater benefits like increasing the value of your home. The National Association of Realtors estimate that adding one fireplace can increase the value by almost 12%. And that’s per fireplace. They also state that adding a fireplace is among the top three things that interest homebuyers. If a fireplace is something that is not yet installed in your space, purchasing and placing the system won’t break your bank. Many factory-built systems use a safe and lightweight chimney (sometimes no chimney at all) and do not require additional structural support; making the installation easy and less expensive.

 

Zone heating is an option that should be thought through carefully and involve a professional installer who can advise appropriately. Here at Aspen Fireplace, we would be more than happy to help inspect and provide the best and most reliable products for your next home renovation. Feel free to contact us for more information on how you can improve the quality and function of your home space.

4 Common Chimney Sweep Myths

With fall in full swing, it’s time to start preparing your chimney to get back to work for the winter. There are many myths regarding chimney maintenance and function, so we’re here to clear them up!

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1. Unused chimneys don’t need inspections. One of the most common myths we hear at Aspen Fireplace is that unused chimneys don’t need an inspection. People think that because it hasn’t been in use must mean that it’s ready to go, good as new. However, it’s quite the opposite in reality. An unused chimney is the biggest candidate for an inspection. During the time when it is not in use, dust, debris and many other foreign objects can build up in the flue. Another major problem is that the flue can actually begin to break down, causing carbon monoxide to leak out from the chimney during a fire. Cracks can also develop which weaken the interior of the chimney structure. An annual inspection will reduce the risk of any type of decay within the chimney and increase the functionality of a burning fire.

2. Structure is the most important aspect of a chimney. Another myth is that the structure is the most important part of the chimney. However, the interior of the flu is just as, if not more, important. If Creosote builds up and blockages occur, it can become extremely harmful. One of the most common reasons for a chimney or flue fire is a result of a dirty chimney. The inspection will catch even the smallest problem that could lead to something bigger down the road.

3. A chimney sweep can be down well for under $50. One of the most common scams are chimney inspections under $50. While the deal sounds like a steal it will end up costing more in the long run. Cheap chimney sweeps rarely complete a full inspection, and end up charging an unfathomable amount of money for “repairs” whether or not they are even needed. Instead of taking the cheap route, chose a reputable, trustworthy company like Aspen Fireplace to complete a comprehensive inspection. A normal inspection can range anywhere from around $150 to $300 depending on each individual circumstance.

4. A complete chimney sweep can be completed in less than 10 minutes. Finally, the fourth common chimney sweep myth is that a full sweep can be finished in 10 minutes. While that sounds convenient, it’s impossible to provide a full inspection in that amount of time. A reputable company sweep should take around an hour and half with the full interior and exterior of the chimney receiving a complete examination.

 

To schedule your fall chimney inspection, contact the professionals at Aspen Fireplace.

6 Steps for Starting a Fire in a Wood Fireplace

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Wood inserts and wood stoves are great fireplace options for those that prefer the authentic sounds and smells of a wood-burning fire. However, getting the fire going in the fireplace can be tricky for those without a great deal of fire-starting experience. Fortunately, this guide will tell you how to get your fireplace blazing in just 6 easy steps.

  1. Make sure your chimney is clean. Your first step should always be to make sure it’s safe to burn a fire up your chimney. The best way to make sure your chimney is safe for a fire is to get a chimney sweep.
  2. Open the damper. Open the damper when starting the fire and when it’s burning. You can close the damper when the fire is out. Opening the damper will make sure the smoke goes out the chimney.
  3. Prime the flue. Priming the flue involved warming it up so that cold air from outside doesn’t mix with the warm air of the fire. Light a newspaper and hold it up the damper to prime it, or turn on the gas and light the pilot light if you have a gas pipe supplement in your fireplace.
  4. Gather your fuel. Tinder, kindling and logs are the only fuel that should be used in your fireplace. Make sure you get seasoned wood, otherwise creosote can build up in your chimney.
  5. Start the fire. Tinder is material that is easily ignited such as newspapers, twigs, or wood shavings. Start by lighting the tinder with a match or lighter. When the tinder catches, add some small sticks for kindling. When your kindling starts to burn well, slowly add your logs.
  6. Keep a small ash bed for next time. Keeping a small amount of ash in the fireplace will make it much easier to start the fire for the next use. However, you will want to clean the ash out completely every so often.

Once you get the hang of it, starting the fire in your fireplace will be easy and then you are free to enjoy it! If you have a traditional fireplace, but want to learn about more efficient choices like wood inserts then contact us online and a representative from Aspen Fireplace will be in touch.

For more tips on how to start a fire in a wood insert or other wood burning fireplace, check out these articles:

https://www.unitedfireplaceandstove.com/blog/step-step-guide-building-perfect-fire/

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/11/23/how-to-start-a-cozy-fireplace-fire/