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Product Buy Tip

Buying Indoor Products

It doesn’t take a major remodeling job for your new fireplace, fireplace insert, or freestanding stove. There are products for every room in the house. Just as with countertops and appliances, there are varying levels of products within each category, from simple to luxurious.

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Responsible Woodburning

For many, nothing beats the warmth, beauty, and economic sense of heating with wood. A traditional and renewable fuel source, wood grows locally and is abundant in most areas. However, burning responsibly to ensure clean air both indoors and outdoors is everyone’s responsibility. HPBA can help you enjoy the warmth of woodburning while doing your part. Whether you’ve upgraded to an EPA-certified product or not, there are ways to ensure your woodstove or fireplace burns as clean as possible.

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Tips for Woodburing Fire

Woodburning Safety and Maintenance

Whether it’s the warm glow of the fire, the crackle of the wood or the deep penetrating warmth, burning wood has a way of making people feel relaxed and right at home. When heating with wood, there are three key elements to achieve optimal economy, environmental responsibility, and efficiency.

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Gas Fireplace

Gas Safety and Burning Maintenance

Professional installation by a qualified technician is essential to the proper performance and safety of a hearth product and its venting system. Unlike a malfunctioning refrigerator, a hearth product that doesn’t do its job properly can have serious consequences. 

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Also, the glass fronts of an appliance can also become extremely hot during and even long after operation. Enjoy the many benefits of your gas appliances while safeguarding against burns.  


Zone Heating

Zone Heating

While some hearth products have the capability of heating an entire house, most are designed to heat a room or a cluster of rooms. Zone heating is also the perfect solution for warming a cold room or a new room addition. The strategy of zone heating is often most beneficial in homes with older central furnaces that tend to lose heat through inefficient operation and leaky duct-work. It can also be beneficial when only a small family occupies a large house.

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Green Your Home and Wallet

Green Your Home and Wallet

Fireplace and stove manufacturers are making cleaner-burning, more efficient products for eco-conscious homeowners who want to upgrade or add a new product to their home.


Hiring an Installer

Hiring a certified professional is the only avenue to ensure that all aspects of your fireplace, stove, or heater installation go smoothly--from required chimney airflow to protecting against combustible objects.

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