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Propane and Fuels
Vented vs. Vent-Free Gas Logs: Which Is Right for You?
Sep 18, 2023
Considering the addition of gas logs to your home? Your first decision is whether to purchase a vented log set or one that is vent-free. Here’s a quick guide to help you make the best choice for your space. Installation and Placement First, the location of your gas logs may be the deciding factor.…
Propane and Fuels
Gas Log Burners: Which is Right for You?
Jun 19, 2023
When selecting a new set of gas logs, one choice to consider is which type of burner would work best for you. Burners are installed in gas fireplaces to support the log set and power the flames. Some gas logs will only work with one type of burner, where others will have a variety. The different…
Propane and Fuels
Choosing the Perfect Gas Space Heater for Your Room
Jun 19, 2023
Space heaters are a great way to add warmth to your home on a cold winter day. However, with so many different models and features, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. Understanding your room size, prioritizing safety/efficiency features, considering venting options, and choosing the…
Propane and Fuels
Built-In vs. Portable Grills: Which is Right for You?
Mar 15, 2023
Summers just would not feel the same without time spent outdoors grilling for family and friends. Be it the warmth from a flame, the delicious aroma, or just socializing with loved ones, the grill always attracts a crowd. To create or improve your personal outdoor oasis, the grill is a great place…
Propane and Fuels
Direct Vent vs. Vent-Free Gas Fireplaces: Which is Right for You?
Dec 18, 2022
If you want the warmth of a real fire, but do not want the maintenance of a wood burning fireplace, a gas fireplace could be the right choice for your home. There are two options to consider: direct vent gas fireplaces or vent-free gas fireplaces. Continue reading to learn the differences of each…
Propane and Fuels
Behind the Scenes: Direct Vent Fireplace Insert Installation
Sep 22, 2021
Have you ever wondered what goes into installing a direct vent insert? We were able to follow a Blue Ridge Energy Propane and Fuels team to a home installation, where we were shown the process step-by-step. Part One: Installing Vents on the Roof We started out on the roof of the house. Two long…
Propane and Fuels
4 Tips for Gas Fire Pit and Fire Table Maintenance
Sep 14, 2021
As the chilly autumn nights roll in, there's nothing better than warming up outside with family and friends. Having a fire pit that is fueled by propane already means that maintenance is a lot easier since you don't have to deal with the added clean-up. However, there are still a few things you can…
Energy Efficiency Propane and Fuels
The Difference Between Tank & Tankless Water Heaters
Sep 2, 2021
Propane and Fuels
Outdoor Living Spaces Offer Increased Home Values and Health Benefits
Mar 21, 2019
Beautiful and functional outdoor living spaces are growing in popularity throughout the country, according to a recent article in Realtor magazine, produced by the National Association of Realtors. Homeowners are adding practical outdoor kitchens and dining areas along with statement features like…