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5 Reasons We’re Ready for Fall

[heatilator.com. (2015, August 24). 5 Reasons We’re Ready for Fall [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.heatilator.com/Shopping-Tools/Blog/Five-Reasons-We-Are-Ready-for-Fall.aspx] While the first day of autumn doesn’t officially arrive until Wednesday, Sept. 23, most of us realize summer’s over when the kids go back to school and Labor Day is behind us. Rather than lament the end of summer, welcome autumn…

The Best Time to Plan Your Fireplace Installation

[heatilator.com. (2015, August 18). The Best Time to Plan Your Fireplace Installation [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.heatilator.com/Shopping-Tools/Blog/The-Best-Time-to-Plan-Your-Fireplace-Installation.aspx] Days are getting shorter. Nights are cooler. Fall is almost here. Autumn is the best time to install a new gas fireplace – before winter arrives once again. And this winter is expected to be especially frigid, making freezing…

Why You Need to Buy a Fireplace Right Now

[heatnglo.com. (2015, August 18).  Why You Need to Buy a Fireplace Right Now [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.heatnglo.com/Shopping-Tools/Blog/Why-You-Need-to-Buy-a-Fireplace-Right-Now.aspx] Snow. Cold. Wind. These four-letter words are coming back with a vengeance this winter according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. Above-average snow and below-average temperatures will make for a harsh season. The annually published almanac uses a secret…

BBQ Recipe of the Month: Grilled Beef Salad with Lemongrass Dressing

[myrecipes.com. (2014, July). Grilled Beef Salad with Lemongrass Dressing. [online recipe]. Retrieved from http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-beef-salad-with-lemongrass-dressing] Ingredients Dressing: 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro 1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots 1/4 cup fresh lime juice $ 2 tablespoons chopped green onions 2 tablespoons chile paste with garlic 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce…

The 411 on Pellet Stoves

[Quadrafire.com. (2015, August 4). The 411 on Pellet Stoves [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.quadrafire.com/Shopping-Tools/Blog/The-411-on-Pellet-Stoves.aspx] There are many reasons to heat your home with a pellet stove. The most prominent being the benefits of heating with a renewable fuel and reduced heating costs, especially if your central heat source uses costly propane or fuel oil. That’s the…

Outdoor Living Trends to Boost Your Curb Appeal

[Heatilator.com. (2015, July 29). Outdoor Living Trends to Boost Your Curb Appeal . Retrieved from http://www.heatilator.com/Shopping-Tools/Blog/Outdoor-Living-Trends-to-Boost-Your-Curb-Appeal.aspx] When people drive up to you house, does it draw them in? You’re familiar with curb appeal – it’s that first impression from the street that makes them want to see more. Most of us would love to have…

3 Reasons Fireplaces Will Never Go Out of Style

[heatnglo.com. (2015, July 29). 3 Reasons Fireplaces Will Never Go Out of Style [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.heatnglo.com/Shopping-Tools/Blog/3-Reasons-Fireplaces-Will-Never-Go-Out-of-Style.aspx] What makes a fireplace timeless? This tool that was created out of necessity has remained an in-demand design element, even as homes are outfitted with alternative heating solutions. Ending a day or entertaining a party fireside is an…

Pellet or Wood Stoves for Greener Homes!

It’s summer, so heating your home is probably the farthest thing from your mind – but it’s actually a really good time to think about it, because you’ve got a few months to make changes before winter arrives again. At Quadra-Fire, we’re passionate about biomass because it’s a green alternative to fossil fuels, which makes…

How to Save the Planet One Green Product at a Time

We depend on Mother Nature for a lot. It’s her cascading waterfalls that provide beauty, steep mountainsides that offer adventure, and rich resources that give us life. To preserve these attributes for future generations, we can all make small changes in our daily lifestyles to reduce electricity, gas, oil, and water usage. Try these technologies…

BBQ Recipe of the Month

Grilled Mini Caprese Pizzas Ingredients: One package refrigerated pizza dough (or you can make your own) Fresh Mozzarella cheese- cut into bite size pieces basil salt, pepper olive oil One-Two tomatoes Directions: Preheat grill to medium heat. Then, roll out the pizza dough on a flat surface. Using a small bowl or wide mouthed glass, cut…