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Considerations When Selecting Your Home’s New Fireplace

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The Fireplace Showcase - Napoleon Electric Fireplace

We want to share with you some of the more common (and important) things to consider when you are contemplating what gas fireplace to select for your new or existing home:

  1. Home Style - Choose a fireplace that best complements your home style. If you have a contemporary home design, the sleek-looking electric fireplace will perfectly match your modern home.
  2. Room Layout - Before adding a fireplace to a certain spot, take into account the purpose of the area. Make sure the functionality of the future fireplace matches both the BTU need for the area and fits well within the room’s space.
  3. Special Circumstances - Every household has unique needs and you need to consider all of these prior to deciding the fireplace you want to use. For instance, if you young children, opt for a fireplace design with safer glass that are not hot to touch. The same is true should you if you have special need children or seniors that require proactive safety measures.

Getting the right fireplace will improve the functionality and ambiance of your living space. Consulting fireplace experts like us here in Seekonk swill ensure you get the right unit. Contact The Fireplace Showcase, we can help you decide which fireplace is best for your home.

Fireplace Inserts Deliver New Efficiencies for Ageing Masonry Fireplaces

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Fireplace Showcase - Seekonk, MA

Did you know that your aging masonry fireplace, on average, converts roughly 15% of wood energy into useful heat? When you upgrade your fireplace with fireplace inserts you maximize the functional utility of your fireplace while reducing your energy costs. Add in the ability to customize your gas fireplace insert with a wide variety of log options fronts, interior and exterior panels and you get a major facelift to your home as well.

As it pertains to safety, the gas fireplace inserts that we install across Seekonk dramatically improve the safety of older and new homes alike. Burning wood within a home introduces risks that most understand and increasingly seek to avoid.

What about maintenance of the gas fireplace as compared to the wood burning fireplace? Ash waste management is a never-ending dirty burden and something that you will never miss. The gas fireplace is essentially a maintenance free asset.

So, contact The Fireplace Showcase and we’ll share with you the specifics of how gas fireplace inserts will improve heating efficiency, improve the look of your home, simplify your life, and save you money.

Fall Sale 2020

Joseph Coupal - Monday, September 14, 2020


Remarkable Advantages of Using Pellet Stove Inserts

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Like most mechanical devices, heating systems lose their efficiencies over time. Maintaining efficient heat sources is a must if you are to achieve true value in home heating environmental control. So, let’s take a look at increasing home heating efficiency via pellet stove inserts.

One of the single most valued home upgrades involves pellet stove inserts. This technology delivers high heat efficiency but with an operations management process that is simple and convenient. Regarding convenience, there is no comparison of pellet stoves to wood burning stoves. Just pour the pellets in the hopper and enjoy the heat without any other support action other than the occasional resupply of the hopper. I don’t think we need to linger on the comparative burden of stoking and constantly resupplying wood fires.

The cost of pellet stove inserts is comparatively less when compared to alternative fuels like gas, propane, and oil. Since pellet stove inserts are condensed and compact, they demand significantly less storage and internal floor space compared to wood stoves. They offer convenience in fuel storage which gives you easy access to your fuel heating.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you your options, pro, and cons for heating your Seekonk-area home. To find out more about pellet stove inserts, visit The Fireplace Showcase.

Green Mountain Grills' Premium Texas Blend Pellet Flavor

Joseph Coupal - Sunday, August 30, 2020

There are so many grilling pellet options out there. What is the best one for you? As you might guess, the answer to that question is, “it depends”.

Wood grill pellets enhance the flavor of your meal. If you favor the aromatic blend of Black Oak, American Hickory, and a hint of Texas Mesquite into your recipe, Gold Mountain Grill's Premium Texas Blend Grilling Pellets offers a consistent flavorful smoke throughout the cook.

Premium Texas Blend is packed full of big Texas flavor in every pellet and is a perfect choice of hardwoods to bring out the flavor in your food without overpowering it. Bringing out the bold flavor of black oak, hickory, elm, and mesquite to any beef, poultry, pork, seafood, or vegetable product.

GMG pellets are 100% kiln-dried sawdust which stays clean throughout the process. The natural lignin present in all woods binds the pellets together without any additives whatsoever.

GMG pellet flavors also come in Premium Apple Blend, Premium Fruitwood Blend, Premium Gold Blend. These grilling pellets are your partner in making great, delectable dishes. So grill like a pro and up your culinary skill with GMG pellet flavors.

Contact The Fireplace Showcase to order your GMG pellet flavors.

ANGLED BASE SERIES SWINGSETS: Positive Effect On Your Child's Health And Development

Joseph Coupal - Monday, August 24, 2020

Outdoor activities boost children’s mental and physical health. In the era of the smart devices, parent’s are faced with a very real challenge that our parents never had…getting our kids to get off the couch (or out of their room) to go out and play. Look around Seekonk for community parks and playgrounds equipped with the Angled Base series swing sets, and you’ll soon discover why they are there. They are strong, functional, attractive, and challenging. What you can’t see at a glance is their affordability which is another reason why you see them out there in Seekonk.

We invite your to take a look through the Angled Base swing set catalog to help you understand what the celebration of this product is all about. In short, this swing set technology challenges the young mind and body. The product encourages the child to invest strength and agility while all the while providing a completely safe means to do so.

Helping you challenge your children’s physical and mental acuity is one of our core competencies hereat The Fireplace Showcase. Please feel free to browse our entire collection of outdoor swing sets, and when you do, know that we stand ready to address any/all of your questions. And know that we eagerly welcome the opportunity to do so.

As always, contact The Fireplace Showcase anytime.

NAPOLEON GRILL: High-Quality Components, Superb Cooking

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 12, 2020
The Fireplace Showcase - Napoleon Gas Grill, Seekonk, MA

Home outdoor fun is never complete without the traditional backyard cookout. Any time of the year there is always a time for a barbecue. And when it comes to grilling, you want to be informed about the various grilling options and choose a style and quality that best suits your needs. We devote much time and effort within our blog to help you get fully informed about the various high-quality BBQ products represented here at Seekonk’s The Fireplace Showcase. Today, our focus is on one of our truly remarkable offerings, the Napoleon grill series.

One of the most celebrated aspects of this series of grills are the state of the art material construction that has proven to deliver extreme heat while also delivering an unmatched long life span. To many consumers, especially the steak lovers out there, this is a highly attractive feature. The ability to cook at extremely high temperature gives the average homeowner the ability to grill steaks as the professional chefs do. The Napoleon grill series come in various shapes and sizes with both gas and charcoal fuel options. But to be clear, high-heat cooking is but one of the major attractions to Napoleon grill products. We’d love the opportunity to lay things out for you in persona and in detail.

For more information regarding Napoleon grills, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

The Green Egg Grill/Smoker Sets the Standard

Joseph Coupal - Friday, August 07, 2020
The Fireplace Showcase - Green Egg Grill, Seekonk, MA

Planning a BBQ party or having a backyard party often revolves around your outdoor kitchen. Every modern and effective outdoor kitchen incorporates the Green Egg Grill as the Green Egg is the standard for quality grilling and smoking.

Whether you’re doing brisket, steaks, ribs, chicken, or even smoking your favorite baked bean recipe, the Green Egg does it all. There are always new techniques and new recipes to lean and execute as you familiarize yourself with this grilling masterpiece and continually learn new ways to use it.

Simply put, no other smoker/grill out there offers the degree of precision temperature control that the Green Egg delivers. If you happen to be one who of those with questions regarding what’s the big deal about this remarkable product, let us assure you that we can put those questions to rest. For more information about the Green Egg Grill, contact The Fireplace Showcase.

Importance of Annual Professional Pellet Stove and Chimney Cleaning

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 29, 2020
The Fireplace Showcase - Chimney Cleaning at Season End For A Safe and Efficient Hearth, Seekonk, MA

Every wood and pellet stove must be regularly cleaned to ensure optimal heating as well as the safe operation of the unit and to maximize the life of the stove. While the cleaning frequency depends on how much you use your wood pellet stove (how many bags of pellets per day/week/month), basic user maintenance should be accomplished weekly. A more thorough professional cleanout should be done after every ton of pellets burned.

On the other hand, annual professional chimney cleaning must be accomplished before the heating season begins. This makes summer the perfect time to accomplish the task as most people don’t think about doing this until the leaves start changing colors, or worse, the first Seekonk snow appears. That’s when you find the professional chimney cleaning services swamped and quite possibly forcing you to fire things up before it is adequately safe to do so. That is an avoidable risk.

We’ll follow in a future blog post the specifics of our chimney cleaning service. In the interest of keeping this post reasonably short, we’ll focus on the specifics of our annual pellet stove cleaning service:

Annual Professional Pellet Stove Cleaning involves:

  • Removal of pellets, the vacuum of debris, an inspection of hopper, auger plate, pressure and/or latch switches
  • Chimney sweep - clean/vacuum ash from liner and exhaust venting
  • Combustion and Convection Blowers: Clean, lubricate as needed
  • Auger motor: clean and lubricate as needed
  • Visual inspection of all electrical wiring, heat switches, and vacuum sensors
  • Cleaning of the entire firebox including burn pot, ignition assembly, exhaust ports, and heat exchangers
  • Inspection of the door seal and exhaust seals
  • Cleaning of stove glass door
  • Test electrical sensors and igniter for continuity and working order
  • Start-up of the stove to make sure all components are working properly

If your wood or pellet stove is now due for professional cleaning, contact The Fireplace Showcase. Get the most out of stove!

Angled Base™Series Swingsets - Perfect for the Entire Family

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 23, 2020
The Fireplace Showcase

We want our kids to stay active year-round. Today there is no school so there is an abundance of time for both us and our children to figure out how to use that time for effective development. We don't want them to spend inordinate time on the couch with their electronic gadgets. Providing them with high-quality outdoor play equipment will minimize gadget time and maximize outdoor development time. The Eastern Jungle Gym offers you and your family a path to effective outdoor time with your children.

This swing set series is constructed of heavy-duty cedar with multiple configuration options. Options include (but are not limited to) trampolines, trapeze bars, rock climbing wall, and slides. The Angled Base™Series swing set offers fun for the entire family. They offer a unique A-frame design support system which offers countless advantages that we’d love to show you personally. For instance, here’s just one advantage.

With the wide stance of Angled-Base Series, a tire swing is a perfect accessory to go beneath the play deck -- adding more fun without taking up any additional property! These wooden swing sets are extremely popular among families looking for a tire swing -- an activity that can accommodate three kids. Eastern Jungle Gym Angled Base™Series is available in 5’, 51/2’ and 6’ deck heights with 8’, 81/2’, and 9’ swing beam heights.

So, if you are looking for playing equipment that the whole family can enjoy, the Eastern Jungle Gym swing set is a perfect candidate. To learn more about other Eastern Jungle Gym swing set models, contact The Fireplace Showcase.