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Heating with Gas Fireplace Inserts is Easy and Attractive!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyIt is not too late to start heating your home more efficiently and easily. If you heat with oil, but have natural gas in the house, you have numerous options. In fact, by adding a gas fireplace insert to help heat your home, you can reduce the price of your oil bill by quite a bit.

In fact, a new gas fireplace insert is very often more efficient than your furnace. So heating your home with gas is more cost effective. If your home has a natural gas line you are already halfway there.

At The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury we have many customers that come see us about better and more attractive ways to heat their homes. Wood works for many homeowners. But often, once we start talking about their home and their lifestyle and we find out they have a natural gas line already running to their home and they usually choose a gas fireplace insert.

Natural Gas is the easiest way to add fire to your home, and it’s no work. At the same time, you can reduce your home heating bills during the frigid and snowy winter. Gas inserts are controlled by a switch or remote. If you want a fire burning in your hearth push the button. They are also controlled with a thermostat, for more constant, even heating. No wood to stack, no pellets to haul in.

For more information on gas fireplace inserts contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

Happy Thanksgiving to Our Customers, Family, and Friends

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in SudburyIt is once again time to give thanks. If you have done business with us or are going to do business with us in 2019, it means a lot to us. The primary reason for this blog each week is to educate and inform our readers; as an ongoing act of giving thanks for the privilege of earning your continued trust and continued professional partnerships. So we're glad you're here.

We reflect today on the blessings that so many of you bring to both our personal and professional lives. Over the course of the last year, we hope that we have made a difference in both personal and professional lives as well. This is the true essence and a key measure of professional reward and business success.

It is our sincerest wish that all of you bask in the joy of reflection and thanks within the warm confines of family and friends this Thanksgiving Holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

- from all of us here at The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

Best Grilled Turkey Recipe for Thanksgiving

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Although not very traditional, grilling turkey is the best way of cooking it -- it comes out tender and juicy every time! The turkey drippings may be used to prepare a gravy by placing a metal pan under the turkey inside the roasting pan, and mixing in about 1/2 cup water, adding more water as necessary to prevent the drippings from scorching. Remove the pan about 30 minutes before the turkey is done cooking.

  • 12 pounds whole turkey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Italian Seasoning With Flax Seeds (we like McCormick Gourmet Collection Organic)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prepare an outdoor gas  grill for indirect medium-high heat.

Rinse turkey and pat dry. Turn wings back to hold neck skin in place. Return legs to tucked position. Brush turkey with oil. Season inside and out with Italian seasonings, salt, and pepper.

Place turkey, breast side up, on a metal grate inside a large roasting pan. Arrange pan on the prepared grill. Grill 2 to 3 hours, to an internal thigh temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Remove turkey from grill and let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Need a new gas grill for Thanksgiving? Contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury

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How to Choose The Right Gas Logs for Your Home

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, November 06, 2018

The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury, MAThis simple step-by-step guide can give you a good idea about making the choices that are right for your home and your taste. It is important to consult your local hearth and fireplace dealer for expert guidance and to answer all your questions. But here are the key issues to consider and understand when selecting your gas fire place set up.

First, know your venting options

Gas Log Sets are usually divided into two categories, Vented and Vent Free. Each venting option has its advantages. If you are choosing gas fire products for an existing fireplace, check to see which venting system is currently in place. If you are choosing fireplace products for a new fireplace consider the differences between these two options.

Vented

  • More realistic and natural looking flame than vent free
  • Must be installed in a fully functioning wood burning fireplace
  • Majority of heat is lost as it goes up the chimney (heat output is similar to burning wood)
  • Produces some soot when flame touches log

Vent-Free

  • Delivers more heat inside your home than vented gas fires
  • Must be installed in a fireplace approved for a vent-free log set
  • Installation is subject to state & local codes (some areas do not allow vent-free)

Direct Vent Systems

  • Large viewing area showcases fire to entire room
  • Choice of natural gas or propane models in three sizes to fit most fireplaces
  • Adjustable heat output with dual burners (D1-30 & D1-36)

Choose the Look That is Right for Your Home Decor

Selecting that perfect style is obviously as important as getting the correct technical specifications. Real Fyre offers you the style choices that let you turn your fireplace into a very personal design statement.

How Do You Want to Start and Control Your Gas Fire?

Match Light

This option is for natural gas only. There is no pilot, only the logs and burner. Your fire is lighted by placing a match or lighter near the burner, then turning on the gas with your key valve. You control your flame height using your key valve which is normally located outside the fireplace either in the wall or floor.

Manual Safety Pilot

This system has a safety pilot that is manually lighted and stays lit all the time. Also called a standing pilot, it is similar to a pilot found in a water heater. You can turn the burner on and off manually by reaching inside your fireplace and turning the control knob. You cannot operate this type of system with a remote control, however, you can upgrade later.

Remote Control

Remote Control systems include a remote pilot valve assembly. Depending on the remote option you select, you will have the ability to control certain functions of the log set from a remote control. Remote controlled options include basic on/off control as well as variable flame height control.

Finally, Determine if You Need Natural Gs or Propane Gas Logs

Gas Logs are available in two fuel types, Natural Gas and Liquid Propane (LP). You may already have a line installed in the fireplace, in which case the gas you burn will be decided. If there isn’t a line, then you will need to decide what fuel type you would like to use.

*Check to see which fuel source your appliances currently use. If you have a natural gas heater, dryer, stove, or other appliance, then natural gas is the likely choice. If you have appliances that use propane, then select a gas log set that uses liquid propane. If your home does not have plumbing for either gas type, then check locally to determine which fuel would be best for your area.

For more information on gas logs for your home, contact The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury.

And, right now, there is a HUGE Sale on gas logs through the holidays.


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