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Prevent Creosote Buildup with Regular Chimney Cleaning

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  • On November 15, 2017
There’s nothing better than curling up next to a roaring fire while the snowflakes fall outside. The warmth and ambiance given off by a wood burning fireplace is hard to replicate. To ensure that you’re enjoying your wood burning fireplace, stove or insert safely, make sure you have regular chimney cleaning and inspections to prevent […]
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How to Clean Glass on a Direct Vent Gas Fireplace

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  • On November 8, 2017
There are many reasons to clean the glass of your direct vent gas fireplace. Not only does it look better, but regularly cleaning the glass will help you ensure everything is working as it should because you’ll be able to clearly see inside the unit!
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Why You’d Want to Add a Second Fireplace in Your Home

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  • On November 1, 2017
Ottawa is getting ready to welcome the snow and chilly weather, which happens to be the perfect time to consider adding a second fireplace into your home. Many homes only have one fireplace, usually in the living or family room, but adding a second one can significantly increase your home comfort and could increase the […]
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Home Renovations and Adding a Fireplace

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  • On October 25, 2017
If you’re undertaking a home renovation this winter, consider adding a fireplace to your blueprints. With the wide variety of fireplace options available, you’ll be able to enjoy the warmth of a fireplace anywhere in your home!
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2018 Fireplace Trends

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  • On October 18, 2017
As the weather cools and we head from fall into winter, people are starting to consider installing (or updating) fireplaces in their homes. Fireplaces add warmth to spaces and can also be a focal point — commanding attention as soon as you enter the room. If you’re looking for design inspirations, here are some of […]
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Get Ready for Winter with these Fireplace Promotions!

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  • On October 11, 2017
Winter weather is slowly creeping into the capital city. To keep you and your family warm and cozy during the cold season, take advantage of the following specials and fireplace promotions on some of our best-selling products.
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Grill Thanksgiving Turkey This Year!

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  • On October 4, 2017
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and soon, homes all over the city will be filled with friends, family and the smell of home-cooked dinner. With our mild autumn in Ottawa, why not take advantage of the nice weather and grill Thanksgiving turkey this year!
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Bring the Charm of a Wood Stove into Your Home

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  • On September 20, 2017
There is something nostalgic and heartwarming about a wood stove. Often, when there is one in a room, it becomes a focal point of the space and evokes memories of cozy winter cabins or spending time with family and friends. While many people love the look and feel of a wood stove, they don’t realize […]
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An Electric Fireplace is Perfect for a Condo or Apartment

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  • On September 13, 2017
There are few things better than curling up next to a fireplace on a chilly winter day in Ottawa. However, not everyone is able to install a wood burning or gas fireplace—particularly those that live in condos or apartments. Fortunately, there is an alternative—electric fireplaces!
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Importance of Fireplace Maintenance

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  • On September 6, 2017
The weather is slowly starting to get cooler. While the days might still be warm with the sun shining down, in the evening, many people are starting to pull out the heavy blankets and closing windows. Soon, the roar of fireplaces will fill neighborhoods as homeowners look to take the chill out of the crisp […]
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Are BBQ Covers Necessary?

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  • On August 30, 2017
When it comes to BBQs and grills, there’s one question that we get over and over again—are BBQ covers necessary? People tend to be passionate about this topic and there are arguments that back up both sides. As with most things in life, the answer to this particular question is not hard and steadfast. It […]
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Pick the Perfect Wood Chip for Your Smoked Foods

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  • On August 23, 2017
When it comes to smoking foods, the type of wood chip you use will significantly impact the final flavour. It’s fun to experiment with different flavours to come up with the perfect combination, but if you’re new to food smoking, follow our beginner’s guide to the perfect wood pairing for your smoked foods. Apple Wood […]
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How to Master Charcoal Grilling

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  • On August 16, 2017
There’s nothing like the smell of a charcoal grill being fired up to get us salivating and ready to enjoy the rest of the summer season. Grilling meat over charcoal imparts an extraordinary sear and smoky flavour that gas just can’t replicate. But having a little inside knowledge can really elevate your grill-game and make […]
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Build Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen with a Built in Grill

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  • On August 9, 2017
Outdoor kitchens are becoming more popular in the capital city. As people want to spend more time outdoors, they are investing more time and money into upgrading their backyards. Designing the ultimate luxurious kitchen should focus on the star of the kitchen—the built in grill! There are so many options you can add to your […]
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Don’t Forget the Portable BBQ on the Next Camping Trip

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  • On August 2, 2017
One of the best things about camping is sitting around a campfire—roasting marshmallows and sharing laughs. While cooking a hot dog or two over the open fire is a camping tradition, trying to make each and every meal over a finicky flame can become frustrating and stressful very quickly. Pack up a portable BBQ for […]
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Why We Prefer Kamado Charcoal Smokers

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  • On July 26, 2017
People have many options when it comes to choosing what type of smoker to purchase. Not only are there a variety of brands, there are different fuel types—with gas, electric and charcoal smokers being the most popular. While all three have advantages and disadvantages, we prefer Kamado charcoal smokers for the superior taste they produce […]
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All About Kamado Smokers and Grills!

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  • On July 19, 2017
Harding The Fireplace is proud of our wide selection of products: from fireplaces and patio flames to every type of grill on the market. Often, when people come into our store (or use our virtual showroom!), they stop at the Kamado Smokers and Grills. The unique shape often elicits a number of questions from curious […]
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Your Options for Outdoor Heat

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  • On July 12, 2017
Ottawa is known for harsh winters and for many months we’re unable to enjoy the great outdoors (without being bundled in layers of winter clothing!). One of the best things about summer is being able to enjoy the outdoors late into the evening. As the days slowly get shorter and we inch closer and closer […]
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What Makes Napoleon Grills Exceptional?

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  • On July 5, 2017
The Napoleon brand has become one of the leading companies that Canadians depend on for excellence and quality. They work with their customers to create highly sought after designs and technology. Napoleon Grills offer state of the art luxury products and innovative engineering, along with the company’s dedicated customer service that distinguishes Napoleon from other […]
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Summer Grilling Guide

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  • On July 5, 2017
Grilling season is in full swing in Ottawa and the smell of charcoal and grilled food is filling backyards across the city. To up your grilling game this summer, refer to our Summer Grilling Guide! The three most popular types of meat to grill are chicken, pork and beef. When grilling this summer, make sure […]
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Harding TFP –WIN a Premium Napoleon BBQ, 2 REDBLACKS Tickets & $250 Gift Card!

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  • On June 22, 2017
Harding The Fireplace is proud to sponsor the Ottawa REDBLACKS this year. To celebrate their 2017 season, we’re partnering with Slipacoff’s Premium Meats and Napoleon to give away a premium Napoleon BBQ and a pair of REDBLACKS tickets to each and every home game! That’s 9 chances for you to win! Contest Specifics We’re looking […]
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Fire it up with these safety tips

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  • On August 5, 2016
This story is produced and presented by our sponsor. Fire safety doesn’t stop when you step outdoors. While summer is the perfect time to savor the flavors that grilling provides, it also is a time to maintain safety practices to avoid fires. How many fires? An average of 8,900 home fires a year, according to […]
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Important things to consider before choosing the right fireplace

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  • On April 18, 2014
Before choosing the right fireplace, you may want to do a bit of research to understand what exactly you are looking for. At Harding the Fireplace, the most popular fireplace store offers a complete line of gas, pellet, and wood burning fireplaces, stoves and inserts, as well as outdoor fireplaces and fire tables in Ottawa. […]
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Fear not what’s trending in barbecue, just get out and cook

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  • On April 17, 2014
March 27 By ARDIE A. DAVIS At this time of year news journalists, magazine writers, bloggers and other media folk assigned to do a “What’s New in Barbecue” article, call barbecue people around the country for the latest on what’s happening. ARDIE A. DAVIS Pit fire the old-fashioned way — no thermometers. At Hays County […]
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Wood Burning Stove Sales Increase

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  • On March 31, 2014
Propane prices reached an all-time high this winter, prompting many people to consider alternative forms of heat. “We’ve been really, really busy. And I think the cost of propane has probably initiated that. Looking back over the past few weeks, we’ve talked to a lot of people about wood-burning stoves,” says Shirley Johs, Keller Hearth […]
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How Smart is your Home?

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  • On March 31, 2014
One of the big, emerging trends in remodeling is smarter, less costly automated controls. It is becoming more and more affordable to control your home’s systems – temperature, security, electronics, lighting and more – through a single device, even from an iPhone, iPad or iPod. The average family has more than 80 different devices that […]
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