How to Build a Hot Fire – Without Kindling

Forget the kindling and newspaper… Get a hot, bright burning fire in just under a few minutes. Accomplish something the whole household can appreciate. The quality of radiant heat that a wood stove gives off, is hands down the biggest advantage for homeowners with wood burning stove. Get your home toasty in no time! Check out …read more

Finding the Perfect Match: How to Choose the Right Fuel Type

Heating a home with wood has long been the tradition here in Central Oregon. Many homeowners still use wood because it’s simply the cheapest way to heat. However, heating with wood isn’t for everyone and some homeowners may prefer the convenience of a gas stove or the efficiency of a pellet stove. So how do you know which …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

Quadra-Fire Adventure Series Wood Stove

Transform your wood burning experience with the new, industry-first Adventure Series wood stove from Quadra-Fire. The Adventure Series collection is the only wood stoves of its kind equipped with a programmable wall thermostat, along with a single-button control system for ultimate convenience. This innovative Smart Burn Technology™ makes heating controllable, more cost efficient and simple …read more

A Wood Stove That Could Change the World

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 3 billion people still cook and heat their homes using solid fuels (i.e. wood, crop wastes, coal and animal dung) in open fires and leaky stoves. Because of the high levels of household air pollutants, these inefficient cooking methods are a contributing factor to over 4 million premature deaths every year. Women and …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

Earthquakes & Wood Stoves

Are you prepared in the event of a natural disaster? Earthquakes & Wood Stoves might not sound like they have a lot in common, but a wood stove can be a real life saver in the event of a massive earthquake, or catastrophe. In fact some scientists say that a “mega-quake” along the California and Oregon …read more