Burning a fire is one of the best parts of winter weather. On a cold, snowy Wisconsin evening, what could feel nicer than curling up on the couch in front of a brightly burning fire? Unfortunately, sometimes even something as strong and built-to-last as a fireplace can experience a breakdown. When that happens, you’ll be looking to have repairs made quickly, or, if repairs aren’t an option, find the best replacement heating system possible. If you’re looking for replacement options, the best place to call is The Fire Factory LLC.

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If you’ve been noticing that your fireplace needs more and more service lately and you’ve been thinking that it would be a good idea to replace it, you might want to think about replacing the wood-burning firebox with gas logs. Gas logs and wood fires both have their benefits, but if you’re in the mood to maintain your fireplace but wish it wasn’t always so much work to enjoy a fire, then gas logs are a good choice. Gas logs are cleaner and safer than burning with wood. Wood logs can send sparks flying and will also cause more of a creosote buildup than gas, and there’s also no cleaning of ashes when you have a gas log set. Today’s gas log fires look realistic and you can have your fire going with just a flip of a switch. When you call The Fire Factory, we can install your new gas log set and, as an added bonus, we can even install the gas line for you.

Gas or Wood Stoves

Another option is to install a gas or wood stove. If cutting and stacking wood is your idea of a great workout, then a wood stove is the way to go. This gives you a couple of benefits. First, wood is a cheap fuel, especially if you know someone who has trees they’d like to get rid of. Just remember to start early and stack loosely, so that the wood has plenty of time and room to cure properly. Wet wood does not burn well and it causes more smoke and more creosote. You can put a wood stove just about anywhere that is close to an outside wall to vent it through, and there are now inserts that allow you to use your current chimney to vent your woodstove; they even make your burn more efficient.

If you prefer burning with gas, then a gas stove is the way to go. If you want the look of a fire but really want convenience, choose a gas stove.. At The Fire Factory, we’ve got several of the top brands to choose from, as well as many styles to fit your home’s style. Give us a call today and we’ll help you find the perfect appliance for your needs, whether that be gas logs for your existing fireplace or a wood or gas burning stove!