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.

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.

Napoleon Vector 50 with eFIRE App | Coming Fall 2015

July 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Product Announcements|Tags: , , , , |

Introducing the newly redesigned Vector 50 Linear Gas Fireplace and eFIRE App exclusively from Napoleon, where the possibilities are endless. Learn More.

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.

Storing Firewood Indoors

August 12th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Home Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

Storing Firewood in your home can be a great way to accentuate any room, or make a unique conversation piece. Read on to learn more!

The Spectacular Science of Stacking Firewood

August 7th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Home Maintenance|

An underrated under practiced “art form”, stacking firewood is an age old technique used to season and prepare wood to use in the fall and winter months.

Change The Color Of Your Outdoor Fire

July 4th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , |

Create A Festive Fire Pit With Colored Pinecones take decorating even further. This holiday you can learn how to get colorful , festive flames here!

Cozy Outdoor Heating Space

June 4th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , |

An outdoor heating space is perfect for summer nights. It creates a cozy and relaxing atmosphere for entertaining in your outdoor dining area.

Create An Amazing Outdoor Living Space

May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

Let’s discuss the foundations of creating the perfect outdoor Living Space with ambience to entertain your family and friends while outside!

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