How to Tell Your Firewood is Ready for Your Wood Stove

Three Tests to Determine When Your Firewood is Ready to Burn You’ve heard the saying “garbage in, garbage out” referencing computers. But the adage also applies to wood stoves and fireplaces, and the wood we burn in them. Plain and simple, the moisture content of cordwood can make or break the quality of your fires Read more

The Best and Worst Home Upgrades for ROI

Upgrades to Consider When Building a New Home When you’re building a new home or remodeling your existing home, it’s smart to choose upgrades that will not only make your house a home, but pay you back when it comes time to sell. Getting 100% of what you spend back rarely happens, but some upgrades Read more

What Customers Love Most About Harman Pellet Stoves

A heating appliance can be just that – an appliance. At Harman Stoves though, we strive for it to be more. A stove should not only keep you warm and cozy, it should be the heart of your home. It should be the gathering point for family and friends, the centerpiece for lifelong memories. It Read more

Biomass: The Sustainable, Renewable Fuel Choice

At Harman, we talk about biomass fuels a lot. If you are curious what qualifies as a biomass fuel, we’ve compiled this primer to answer that question and more. What is Biomass? “Biomass” is a term used to describe organic substances that can be converted into usable energy. Biomass used to produce heat is often Read more

In memory of Riaz Rahamatullah

The world lost another good one this week. I am sad to have to say this but my uncle Riaz Rahamatullah passed away Tuesday night. I am having a hard time coming to terms with this as I am sure a lot of you might be. You see if you had ever met Riaz, you Read more

Instagram Accounts to Follow for Some Serious Home Design Inspiration

[ (2015, August 31). Instagram Accounts to Follow for Some Serious Home Design Inspiration [Blog post]. Retrieved from] Double-tap and show your love for these best Instagram accounts to follow for some serious home envy. Use the square snippets as a springboard for your next room refresh, whether it’s a full-on redesign or sprucing up Read more

5 Reasons We’re Ready for Fall

[ (2015, August 24). 5 Reasons We’re Ready for Fall [Blog post]. Retrieved from] 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 Read more

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

[ (2014, July). Grilled Beef Salad with Lemongrass Dressing. [online recipe]. Retrieved from] 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 Read more

Outdoor Living Trends to Boost Your Curb Appeal

[ (2015, July 29). Outdoor Living Trends to Boost Your Curb Appeal . Retrieved from] 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 Read more

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 Read more