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A Guide to Using Your Wood-Burning Indoor Fireplace

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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.

5 Reasons Why Electric Fireplaces are an Awesome Choice for Your Home

Dimplex Belvedere Electric FireplaceSummer was a blast but with October here, the cold air of winter is fast approaching. In preparation for the upcoming winter months, Total Home Supply has just added a whole new line of electric fireplace units by Dimplex. Now, we understand that the mention of an “electric” fireplace can conjure up some skepticism as to how convincing, effective, or aesthetically pleasing an electric flame can actually be, particularly for the pyros among us who enjoy themselves a good, real burning fire. We are writing this post this week as to say, “Not to fear, homeowners/prospective consumers!” there are many great benefits to opting for an electric fireplace unit instead, and many reasons why any one of Dimplex’s fireboxes, fireplace/mantel packages, or fireplace stoves offered on our website can be an awesome choice for your home.