Why Grill with Wood?

Jul 05, 2017

Two words: taste and convenience. “When it comes to fuels for grilling, nothing beats the flavor of wood,” writes barbecue expert, TV host, lecturer, and best-selling author Steven Raichlen in his Up in Smoke newsletter. It’s not the only time Raichlen has sung the praises of wood-fired grilling. “Wood...

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How to Pick the Perfect Grill for You

Jun 05, 2017

Grab your favorite spatula, and get dressed to grill, because barbecue season is here at last! Of course, we love to grill all year long here at Sunfire Energy Solutions, but late spring and early summer are without a doubt the best seasons for grilling. Before you fire up...

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What Happens When You Don’t Sweep Your Chimney?

May 05, 2017

It’s one of every homeowner’s worst nightmares: There you are basking in the warm glow from your fireplace when you hear a loud cracking and popping noise, and then the room begins to fill with smoke. Terrified, you call 911 and evacuate your home. When firefighters arrive, you’re horrified...

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5 Little-Known Health Benefits of Hot Tubs

Apr 05, 2017

Sure, hot tubs are fun, but did you know that soaking in a hot tub can be good for your health, too? Hydrotherapy—the use of water for healing purposes—has been a common practice in many cultures throughout history. Take Roman bathhouses, for example: “An integral part of daily life...

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Mar 05, 2017

Did you know the average U.S. family spends around $2,200 a year on utility bills? We’re willing to bet that most folks wouldn’t mind reducing those expenses and keeping more of their hard-earned money for themselves. Fortunately, reducing your home’s energy consumption doesn’t have to be time consuming or...

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5 Romantic Gifts to Heat Up Your Valentine’s Day

Feb 05, 2017

Love is in the air this month at Sunfire Energy Solutions! Have you found that perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone yet? If you really want to spark some romance this year, think beyond obvious choices like flowers, jewelry, and candy. Try one of these five hot...

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12 Hot Ideas for Better Home Heating Efficiency This Winter

Jan 05, 2017

Would you like to save money on your heating bills this winter? (Who wouldn’t?!) For most homes, heating accounts for nearly half of total utility costs. In fact, “heating your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home—typically making up about 42%...

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Pellet Stoves — Are They Worth the Switch?

Dec 05, 2016

When it’s cold outside, there’s nothing like a roaring fire to keep your home feeling cozy. If you’re relying on an old wood stove or fireplace for heat, though, you might want to consider an easier and more energy-efficient option: a pellet stove or fireplace insert. Pellet stoves offer...

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Wood Stoves and the Energy Efficiency Debate

Nov 05, 2016

Energy efficiency—it’s quite the buzzword these days, especially when it comes to home heating and cooling, but do appliances labeled as energy efficient really benefit the environment and our wallets? Expert economists and environmentalists have debated this topic for decades. The answer is: it depends. “In practice, a cost-effective...

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