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We Have All Of The FireSide Accessories You Need!

To get the most out of your fireplace, you need the right accessories. At FireSide Hearth & Home, we have all of the fireplace accessories you need! Investing in the right fireside accessories will help you to better care for your fireplace, keep your fireplace safe and get more out of your fireplace. Here are some of the important fireplace accessories you’ll find at FireSide Hearth & Home.Fireside Accessories You Need - Royal Oak MI - FireSide Hearth & Home

Fireplace tools

Nearly every hearth sports a set of fireplace tools, and with good reason. A set of fireplace tools allows you to tend your fires and clean up your firebox. At the very least, your set of fireplace tools should include a poker and tongs to tend burning fires and a shovel and brush to clean up ash after your fires.

Ash bucket

Also in line with cleanup, maintaining your wood-burning fireplace will be easier with an ash bucket. An ash bucket is a sturdy metal bucket that can hold the ashes that you clean out of your fireplace. It should be made of a heavy-duty metal so it can withstand any heat from still-hot embers. A tight-fitting lid will prevent the ash bucket from filling your home with smoke or carbon monoxide from smoldering ashes.

Mesh screen

If you have an open-hearth fireplace, a mesh screen is a must. A mesh screen, sometimes called a spark screen, prevents embers from popping out of your fireplace and burning your home furnishings or people who might be sitting next to the fireplace. For an open-hearth fireplace, a mesh screen is a safety necessity; it can prevent a dangerous fire or burns.

Fireplace doors

Fireplace doors provide an alternative to mesh screens. Special types of fireplace doors can be closed when the fireplace is in use. These doors keep burning logs from shifting out of the fireplace and embers from popping out. Fireplace doors also absorb the heat from your fire and radiate it out into your home, increasing the heat output from your hearth.

Fireplace grate or andirons

To burn efficiently, your wood-burning fireplace also needs a fireplace grate or andirons. Grates and andirons elevate burning logs off the floor of the fireplace so air can circulate around the logs and help to fuel the fire. Some grates, and most andirons, also are ornamental and enhance the look as well as the efficiency of your fireplace.

Fire back

One of the challenges of a traditional open-hearth fireplace is that much of the heat is lost through the chimney. A fire back can help to reduce the amount of heat the travels up the chimney. A fire back is an ornamental piece of heavy-duty metal that sits at the back of the firebox. It encourages heat from the fire to radiate back into the home rather than being lost up the chimney.

What accessories is your fireplace missing? FireSide Hearth & Home can provide you with any of the hearth accessories you need to enhance the look and function of your fireplace. Stop by one of our four showrooms to check out our FireSide accessories today!

We Offer Wood, Gas, Pellet and Electric Inserts!

Is your fireplace optimized to get the most use, and provide the most heat, this winter? If you have an existing fireplace space that sat unused or didn’t put off enough heat to meet your needs last winter, FireSide Hearth & Home can help! We offer wood, gas, pellet and electric inserts to revamp your hearth for the fall. So which type of insert will meet your heating needs and your lifestyle?Wood, Gas, Pellet and Electric Inserts - Royal Oak MI - FireSide Hearth & Home

Wood

Wood fireplace inserts are a classic fireplace choice. They provide the glowing beauty and pleasant crackle of a wood-burning fire. But unlike a traditional open wood hearth, a wood fireplace insert cranks out enough heat to supplement your furnace and reduce your home-heating costs. Because wood fireplaces burn more efficiently, they also require less wood and less tending than traditional open-hearth, wood-burning fireplaces, and they release less indoor and outdoor air pollution.

Pellet

Pellet inserts mirror the classic look of a wood-burning fireplace, but with far less work and far more heat. Pellet inserts burn dehydrated wood pellets, or other organic fuel, such as dried corn or cherry pits. A hopper is filled with pellets, and an electric auger automatically feeds the pellet into the fireplace; some pellet inserts are even outfitted with programmable thermostats to control the flow of pellets into the fire and control the temperature of your living space.

Gas

Gas fireplaces have become increasingly popular. If your home is outfitted with a wood-burning fireplace that often sits unused, a gas fireplace can help you to transform your hearth into a useful home appliance. Gas fireplaces rank as the most efficient type of fireplace. With the flip of a switch, you can add heat and ambiance to your home’s main living space. A gas fireplace can help you save on your winter heating bills by efficiently heating the rooms you spend the most time in while allowing you to turn the thermostat down for the rest of your home. Even better: A gas fireplace requires no work to ignite a fire and very little regular maintenance.

Electric

Like gas fireplace inserts, electric fireplaces allow you to transform your existing hearth space to a convenient, efficient and easy-to-use source of heat. Electric fireplaces require no ventilation, so they can be easily installed in virtually any existing hearth space. Many electric fireplaces can even be used with the heat setting turned off, so you can enjoy the beauty and ambiance of a fire without the heat when it isn’t needed.

If you’re ready to transform your hearth into a usable and useful home-heating appliance, stop by one of FireSide Hearth & Home’s four showrooms. Our fireplace experts can help you select the right type of fireplace insert for your hearth and show you some different types of fireplace inserts in action.

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