Hearth Archives – Alter Your Energy

Tip #5 Use Dry Wood
Burning damp or wet wood will "steal" the heat......... ... [more]

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Introducing the Valor HeatShift System - May 24, 2016

Ever wonder how people safely hang a TV or expensive art above a heat producing fireplace?  Careful planning and product choices, until now. Recognizing homeowner needs and expectations Valor has  introduced a heat management system that redirects fireplace warmth to a higher elevation in the room. Designed to reduce surface temperatures, the Valor HeatShift System™… [more]

Wood Insert installation Video - May 3, 2016

Business | Green Inc. Home Green Home: Fireplace Inserts Tom Zeller Jr., editor of the Green Inc. blog, had an energy-efficient fireplace insert installed. This is very good video taking you through the process of deciding to purchase an insert and then building your first fire. Produced by David Frank

9 Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of: San Luis Obispo, California - December 7, 2015

Mediterranean climate, rarely above the 80s or below the 40s, 315 sunny days a year; beautiful shoreline and countryside vistas; lively community activities and traditions; friendly people, civic engagement, comfortable pace of life … what’s not to like about San Luis Obispo, Calif.? Elaine Simmer loves to walk her dog along San Luis Creek, which… [more]