Addiction To Venting

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“I was up too late with my friend Peg last night,” Abigail told me in our phone session. “She was needing to vent. Then I had a problem falling asleep, but at least I was there for her.” “How often does this happen?” I asked her. “Oh, fairly often. At least every couple of weeks.” […]


Fireplace Safety Issues And Tips To Help Prevent Accidents

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Safety begins even before you install your fireplace. There are a number of different styles and types fireplaces on the market, some are not considered as safe as others. As an example, ventless or vent free gas fireplaces are not approved in Canada, and have limited approval in the United States. Where and how you […]


How To Prevent Clothes Dryer Fires

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Few people realize the importance of dryer safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and 10 injuries caused by dryer fire. Several hundred people a year are also subjected to carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer safety measures. The financial costs come to nearly […]


Are Vent Free Gas Fireplaces Safe

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Fireplaces emit a variety of potentially toxic substances including carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. The vent free gas fireplace offers no venting capacity so byproducts released from the fireplace remain in the house. It should be noted that vent free or ventless fireplaces are also available in electric and propane models. Because of its popularity […]


Fireplace Faqs 4 Key Areas

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Frequently asked questions about fireplace center around four key areas; Venting, Remote Control, Converting from one fuel to another, and Piping & Dampers. Venting Questions What is the difference between direct vent, b vent, totally vented and ventless? A wood-burning fireplace is totally vented. For a complete explanation of these terms, see our venting page […]


Plumbing

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If you have ever gone camping for a weekend, you know it doesn’t take long to miss running water, flushing toilets, clean clothes, and hot showers. These modern conveniences are the benefits of plumbing systems. Your house has several separate plumbing systems. Sinks, toilets, washers, bathtubs, and related fixtures. Types of pipes for different plumbing […]


Copper Roof Vent

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Roof vents are becoming very popular today as more and more people find that these kind of vents help cool the house in an effective and nice way. The use of roof vents uses a lot of logic because heat rises up so catching this heat as it goes up and gets into the vent […]


Choosing And Cleaning Shower Curtains

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Shower curtains are often the focal point of a bathroom. A wide variety of fabric, pattern and styles are available to compliment the design of your bathroom or home. These range from simple, elegant designs to unique and unusual colors and patterns. Replacing the curtain is the easiest and cheapest way to redecorate your bathroom. […]


How Ventilation Improves Indoor Air Quality

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Learning ways to improve your home’s air quality may help you breathe easier. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental risks to public health. Fortunately, ventilation systems and air cleaners can improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) by replacing a portion of stale indoor air […]


A Guide To Natural Gas Fireplaces

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Many people long for a simpler time, for hours spent with the family, happy just to be together. People long for a quieter time as well, time to sit and think and read, time to be. Somehow, for many people a fireplace represents all of those things and more. A fireplace evokes a feeling of […]


Auto Vent Shields Keep The Bugs Away

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In days gone by, the thought of placing a bug shield on your car simply meant finding a tacky looking navy blue mesh net and draping it across the front of your car. Besides looking awful, these earlier shields were poorly fitting and bulky. Bugs still got through and little good came out of having […]