Old Fireplaces Are Exhausting! Get a Fireplace Insert

Conventional, masonry-style fireplaces are exhausting! And not just a little bit. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a conventional fireplace exhausts up as much as 24,000 cubic feet of air per hour. So any heated air in the home is then drawn p and out of the house through the chimney. Consequently, forcing the …read more

Christmas Gift Ideas at Fireside

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts this year, shop outside the big box. Gift ideas, big or small, Fireside has it all: whether it’s a new barbecue and grilling accessories for the food lover in your life or a gift the whole family can enjoy like a brand new Marquis hot tub. Fireside has something for everyone including, a large …read more

Winter Power Outage: Emergency Heating Sources

How prepared are you for a power outage this winter? When temperatures drop below freezing, a power outage in the dead of winter can be dangerous for homes with an electric furnace as the only heat source. Read on to find out which stoves and fireplaces work best in the event of a winter emergency! Wood Stoves Wood stoves are a …read more

How to Landscape Your Hot Tub in Central Oregon

When you purchase a hot tub you’re making an investment in both your physical and mental health. When you landscape your hot tub in an attractive, low-maintenance manner you’re making an investment in your real estate that will continue to improve over time. By incorporating a variety of plants that thrive in our Central Oregon …read more

Cool Off & Save Money: Warm Weather Tips for Gas Fireplaces

During the hottest months of the year people are always looking for cost-effective ways to stay cool and comfortable in their homes. Owners of gas fireplaces or inserts might notice over the summer that their fireplace is creating additional heat in their home and that the glass door on their fireplace can be extremely warm to the touch. The reason being is …read more

The New Face of Fireplaces

You needn’t look further than Fireside in Bend to find out: Today’s fireplaces are breaking out of their traditional brick and mortar mold, and breaking down the stereotype of being “not eco-friendly”. The new face of fireplaces combines contemporary design with innovative technology that provides an eco-friendly heating solution for today’s homeowner.Bend contractor Greg Welch …read more

Waste Not, Want Not – Woody Biomass

If you’ve ever gone for a walk in the woods you’ve probably seen a fair amount of fallen trees, branches and bark on the forest floor. Now, imagine being able to use this “waste” to heat your home. This forest byproduct, also known as woody biomass, is now being harvested on a larger scale from slash piles left over …read more

Valcourt FP11 Fireplace

Introducing the environmentally friendly fireplace of your dreams! The Valcourt FP11 Fireplace is Fireside’s newest, largest, clean-burning fireplace. This beautiful fireplace is unique because it has a guillotine door that raises vertically allowing you to easily load wood on the fire and the guillotine firescreen enables you to enjoy the crackling of an open fire …read more

The 5 Best Building Practices When Installing Wood Burning Stoves & Fireplaces

When building a new home you may want to consider including one of the most popular amenities: a wood burning fireplace or wood stove. Not only will a wood burning fireplace or wood stove provide a luxurious look and the practical benefit of warmth, but it can also add to the value of your home. Fireside shares the 5 …read more

6 Money Saving Tips To A More Efficient Wood Burning Stove

Fireside of Bend would like to share 6 great tips for a more efficient operating wood stove that will in turn save you time, money and pollute less. Every wood stove user can benefit from knowing more about their stove’s operation and many of these “tips” apply to wood burning fireplaces as well. 1. Keep your wood dry. …read more