The Fireside Blog

Next to a fireplace is the best place to be when sharing stories and spending time with family. Napoleon’s Fireside is no different. Our blog includes helpful maintenance tips, lifestyle and design ideas and general content for everyone. So take a seat, get cozy and enjoy.

Napoleon Fireplaces –
Introducing the All New Riverside™ 42 Clean Face Outdoor Gas Fireplace

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information, Product Announcements|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Extend out outdoor living space, and the amount of time you can spend outside by adding the luxury and comfort of Napoleon's all new Riverside™ 42 (GSS42CF) Clean Face Outdoor Gas Fireplace.

Refresh Your Fireplace Mantel
In Ten Easy Steps

June 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Design Ideas, Guest Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our guest blogger Charmean understands that just because the holidays are over, doesn't mean you can't make your mantel a beautiful focal point. Use these tips all year round to create gorgeous displays that suit [...]

How to clean the glass on your Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

May 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Safety, Home Maintenance|

Whether it’s spring cleaning, or you’re hunkering down for winter, one thing you should remember to do at least twice per year is to clean the glass on your Direct Vent Gas Fireplace. Read on to learn how.

Help! I’m a Gas Fireplace Noob
What to do if you’ve never owned a gas fireplace

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Safety, Lifestyle|

Welcome to your new home. You’re very excited, and understandably so. It has all of the things you have always wanted, including a gas fireplace. But what do you do if you’ve never owned a gas fireplace before? This article is all about what first time fireplace owners need to know.

What to do during a power outage
How Napoleon can help

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It was an ice storm of epic proportions. Trees looked like glass sculptures. Every surface was gilded in icicles. Cars were entombed in a layer of ice that seemed impenetrable. The city was in darkness. [...]

The Chimney Sweep | History & Legends

March 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog, General|

The life of a chimney sweep wasn’t always chim-chim cheery. Chimney sweeps of old have been romanticized with big dance numbers and catchy tunes. Have a look into the history and legends of chimney sweeps to see what the soot is about.

What is Creosote

December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Safety|

They tell you to sweep your chimney because creosote buildup is a hazard. But what is creosote, where does it come from, and why do you need to get rid of it?

What To Expect When Having Your Chimney Swept

November 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

There are several things to expect when having your chimney swept. Let’s go over the factors which help your chimney function year round.

The Napoleon AscentX 70 Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

October 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Product Announcements|

The Napoleon Ascent™ 70 Direct Vent Gas Fireplace embodies a traditional fireplace with the modern convenience of gas.

How to start a wood fire in a stove or wood insert

September 24th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you asked the average person how to start a wood fire, they would most likely say just throw the logs in with a match, and the deed is done. However, how to properly start a fire in a wood burning stove or insert is an exacting science.

What is Flex Vent? – Flexible Fireplace Freedom!

August 17th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information|Tags: , , , , , |

You may be wondering “What is Flex Vent” - Freedom Flex Vent is a great solution when installing a new, vented gas fireplace.

Why Gas Fireplaces need an annual inspection

August 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Having your gas fireplace inspected annually is very important, but often overlooked. Gas fireplaces are easy maintenance, but can be a hassle if neglected.

How Direct Vent Fireplaces Work

July 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know that Direct Vent fireplaces can be placed virtually anywhere? They're versatile and cost effective; you don't even need a chimney!

Fireplaces vs. Fireplace Inserts

July 20th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information|Tags: , , , , |

This article will help you figure out what you need and end the much heated (yes, literally) debate between a fireplace and fireplace insert.

Create a Surround for your Patioflame

July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A Patioflame® extends the life of your outdoor living space. Here's how to create a surround for your Patioflame® to make it part of your patio.

Benefits and Uses of Wood Ash

May 26th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Wood Fireplaces produce ash that ends up being thrown out, but it does have many uses around the house! Read more about the benefits and uses of wood ash.

Spring Cleaning Your Wood Burning Fireplace

April 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

Follow the simple instructions in this article for easy spring cleaning for your wood burning fireplace.

Moving Hot Air – How To Heat Your House Using Your Fireplace

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Fireplace Information, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Moving hot air around your house is easy, read this article about moving hot air and find out how you can heat your home with just your fireplace.

Enjoy Some Pet Safe Fireplace Time

January 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An experience that is even more enjoyable for pet owners! But when it comes to pets and fireplaces, it is important to ensure a safe area for them.

Painting Your Fireplace Surround

August 19th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

When remodeling or furnishing your home, you want to choose the best quality paint products and pieces to enhance the beauty of the room you’re decorating.

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