The Pros and Cons of Vent-Free Burning
Jan 23, 2017
We get a lot of questions regarding vent-free or vent-less fireplaces or gas logs. Our answer is simple. “We don’t do anything with vent-free.” Then usually the questions continue about why we don’t. Here’s what we can say. We sell fireplaces for a living and want to sell the best and safest ones made. We will only sell to our customers what we would put in our own homes and none of us would install a vent-free in our homes. You can do your own research, and we suggest that you do, but here is a list to help defend our position.
- · Burns almost 100% efficient.
- · Produces moisture which can help increase humidity in a dry home.
- · Installs anywhere since venting is unnecessary.
- · Installs easily without a professional.
- · Produces a lot of heat.
- · Provides back-up heat in emergencies.
- · Possesses a “real fire” look because it has no glass separating you from the flames.
- · Releases all the products of combustion into your home (soot, carbon monoxide, water)
- · Creates excess moisture (up to 6 gallons/day) causing mold and mildew.
- · Requires a window to be open 2-3” while burning.
- · Produces a bad smell.
- · Possesses an open flame.
- · Regulating temperature is often difficult.
- · Impinging the flame by accidental movement of logs often negatively affects the burn.
- · Requires professionally performed annual service to ensure a safe burn.
Ultimately the decision is yours. We would love to help to design and to install the very best fireplace for you and your family!
Sales & tastings make December even more festive!
Dec 05, 2016
December is a great month to enjoy friends and fun and we’d love you to come by the shop to enjoy some time with friends and have some fun! We’ll have specials running all month including weekly sales on decorations! You can check our Facebook page for daily updates!
In the meantime, please mark your calendars with these important dates:
December 1-30th $400 off venting when a new fireplace, insert or stove is purchased from us.
Saturday, December 10th Free Coffee Tasting with West Virginia roasted Aroma of the Andes coffee. There may even be some elves passing out cookies to all the attendees! Special sales will be offered to all who attend.
Saturday, December 17th Free Wine Tasting to help you pair a wine with balsamic vinegar for holiday meals! Special sales will be offered to those who stop in!
Mendota Hearth offers Special Sale in celebration of the Cubs World Series Win
Nov 12, 2016
We are excited to share that Mendota is offering a $250 sale on FV or DXV gas fireplaces. They are also offering a free venting kit with any FV or DXV gas fireplace insert, a $400 savings! In our showroom, we have 6 burning displays that we’d love to show you! Stop in and ask about the Mendota sale!
Spark the Season Sale Enhanced with Manufacturer Specials & Financing!
Oct 03, 2016
Our annual Spark the Season Sales Event is this Friday & Saturday, October 7th & 8th. As always, we will be offering our best prices of the season in time for you to be warm in time for the holidays! Mendota, FireplaceX, Lopi, Avalon & KozyHeat are all offering special offers to get fire in your house this fall! We will have Big Green Egg food tastings, final sales on outdoor furniture, free tapi spouts on oils & vinegars, sales on grilling accessories and hearth accessories and big savings on hot tubs! Plus we now offer up to 12 months of 0% financing for qualified buyers.
US Olympic Team Enjoys Our Olive Oil in Rio
Aug 17, 2016
For the second consecutive time, the official team caterer for the US Olympic Team Athletes has chosen Veronica Foods Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars to help nourish our athletes! Veronica Foods is California-based the grower, manufacturer and distributor of our oils and vinegars. Check out the link and see if your favorites are the same ones that the Medal Contenders in Brazil are enjoying! Go Team USA!
Mid-Summer Clearance Happening Now!
Jul 28, 2016
If you need to fill up your outdoor space with some quality furniture, you need to stop by! All of our in-stock furniture, umbrellas and fire pits are 25%! We still have some really great tables and lounge sets in the showroom. We have selections available from Treasure Garden, Woodard, Tropitone and Hanamint! You won’t find this quality or these prices anywhere!
Shop local for patio furniture and save 15% off
May 20, 2016
School is out, the days are hot and the cicadas are almost gone for another 17 years! That means summer is well underway and our showroom is still well stocked with some of the most beautiful and high-quality outdoor furniture on the market. The great part is that you can actually touch the material, sit on the cushions, put your feet up on the ottoman, rock in the glider, see the true colors and save 15% off. We can even deliver it to you and set it up for you!
We also feature a wide selection of accessories for your outdoor living space including umbrellas, fire tables, pillows, place settings, rugs, fountains and planters. The umbrellas we offer are not just typical outdoor umbrellas-cantilever, square, rectangle and starlight. Our fire tables are all American made beautiful additions to any patio. If you are looking for just the right thing for your outdoor lifestyle, let us help! The sales staff are excellent at picking colors, coordinating accessories and planning spaces.