A Guide to Using Your Wood-Burning Indoor Fireplace


There are few things better than grabbing a book and a cup of hot chocolate and cozying up to a beautiful fire gleaming from the hearth. It is the quintessential wintertime setting, and Total Home Supply is always thrilled to offer an ever-growing selection of high-quality indoor fireplaces and accessories for purchase on our website.

Last year, we wrote a simple guide to gas versus electric fireplaces, and while we still maintain that either choice would be a terrific addition to your home, we understand that many people who live in older houses or buildings may already have a built-in, wood-burning fireplace. The trouble is, do you know how to properly (and safely) use it?

There’s a lot to know before you set to work building that perfect indoor fire, from safely laying the logs to hearth preparation to what kind of wood to use indoors (because your indoor fireplace is not your backyard firepit). Here, we have provided a simple guide to everything you need to know to get that gorgeous fire going, just in time for the first (official) day of winter.

How to Start a Run Test on an Amana PTAC Unit

Are you having issues with your Amana PTAC unit? An Amana run test is a great way to make sure that every part of your PTAC is working properly. The simple test runs the unit through all heating, cooling, and fan functions in a specific order. This allows you to isolate the issue and know which part needs to be fixed or replaced.


How to do a Manual Reset on an Amana PTAC Unit

Amana packaged terminal air conditioner units are known for their reliability, but as with any product, things can go wrong. If you are ever having trouble with an Amana PTAC a quick reset might be the easiest way to fix the problem. The manual reset process with clear any settings that you have changed and return everything back to the factory default.


Amana PTC153G50AXXX 15000 BTU Class PTAC Air Conditioner - 30 Amp
Amana PTC153G50AXXX 15000 BTU Class PTAC Air Conditioner – 30 Amp

Follow these simple steps to manually reset your Amana PTAC unit:

  1. Make sure the unit is plugged in.
  2. Carefully lift off the front plastic cover by lifting up and pulling toward you.
  3. Turn off the master power switch under the control panel. Leave off for at least 5 seconds.
  4. Push and hold both the heat and cool buttons
  5. While holding the buttons, turn the master switch back on.
  6. When the red light appears next to the off button, the system has been successfully reset.
  7. Place the front plastic cover back onto the unit and enjoy!

Do you need to replace an old unit that isn’t working? Check out our PTAC Replacement Guide or shop our full selection a of PTAC units.

How to Setup Temperature Limiting on Amana PTACs

Amana offers a wide range of features on their PTAC units for both homeowners, commercial property managers, and hotels. Temperature limiting is used to mask the maximum temperature that a PTAC can be set to. This feature can save you money by allowing someone to set the unit as high or low as they want while the real limit is masked. Preenving overheating and overcooling can represent a large cost savings for property owners. This quick guide and video will show you how to make this easy change.