Packing for a Move
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Packing for a Move

Welcome to my website. I’m hoping to provide you with some useful packing tips. My name is Ellen Monday. My family and I moved from a very large home to a large home. My point being, although we still live in a large house, we did downsize. It was almost like packing for two moves because we had belongings going to the new house and some going to storage. We had to make decisions about what we wanted to keep, store and get rid of. I have some tips on how we made those decisions, and the best ways we found to pack. Items that were going into storage were packed differently than those we were moving to the new house. Boxes had to be carefully and clearly marked so we didn’t end up storing our everyday dishes or something tragic like that! Hope you enjoy my blog.


Packing for a Move

Fuel Options For A New Fireplace

Aaron Carroll

Are you ready to add a fireplace to your living room? If so, you have a few options when it comes to type and fuel. The following can help you understand the differences between the three main types of fireplaces — wood, gas, and electric.

Wood Fireplace

A wood fireplace is a great choice if you have access to inexpensive firewood, such as your own wood lot, and you want the cozy traditional crackle of a wood fire. Wood fireplaces are also relatively cost-efficient to install if you already have an existing chimney. The main drawback, beyond securing fuel, is maintenance. Wood fireplaces and chimneys must be cleaned regularly, or there is the chance for a chimney fire. Problems with the flue and chimney can also lead to ash coming into your home, causing a mess and breathing hazard. Depending on your location, you may also be unable to use the fireplace if burn bans are often put in place for safety or air quality reasons.

Gas Fireplace

A gas fireplace provides an efficient alternative to wood. Much like wood, gas fireplaces provide heat as well as ambiance. A gas fireplace doesn't require a traditional brick chimney, and it can be vented out of a chimney pipe, which can lead to a more cost-effective installation in homes without an existing chimney. Of course, there may be additional costs for homes without gas appliances since the fireplace will need a gas line. Gas burns clean and less heat is lost through the chimney compared to wood. You can also operate the fireplace with the flick of a switch, so the fire and heat are instant. These fireplaces are designed with fake logs so that it actually looks like you have a wood fire going.

Electric Fireplace

For homeowners that don't want to install gas lines and don't want to burn wood, an electric fireplace is the best option. There is no need for a chimney or any installation whatsoever as there are free-standing models that you can simply plug into a wall. Many electric fireplaces primarily provide ambiance by utilizing fake logs and lighting to create the appearance of a crackling wood fire. A few models are equipped with electric heaters, as well, which can help warm your home.

For more help, contact a fireplace dealer in your area. They can help you choose the fuel and design that will work best for your needs.