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Summer is finally here in Ottawa and the weather is heating up! The best part about this time of the year is spending time outdoors. Backyard barbecues, neighborhood parties, and late nights out on the patio are what makes summer so special. Your backyard should be the place to be this summer, but isn’t it expensive to turn your underused outdoor space into the ideal party place? It doesn’t have to be!

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Father’s Day is just around the corner! For many of us this means two things. Firstly, it’s time to celebrate some of the best men in our lives. Secondly, we’ll soon be staring blankly down the aisles in some store. It’s a truth that a lot of us deal with: dads are impossible to shop for. Every year the same problem arises, but we at The Fireplace Center and Patio Shop have found a solution.

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In Ottawa we often get asked about drafty old fireplaces and what can be done to stop them losing all that expensive heat in the winter. So we put together this homeowners guide with pictures, video and actual gas fireplace insert installations.

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Everything you need to know about how to light and operate an EPA wood stove efficiently. Identify if you have a catalytic or non catalytic wood stove, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance.

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In recent years it's become very trendy to mount a tv above a fireplace. But what if you don't like that idea.

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It's trendy these days to mount a tv set above the fireplace, which strikes me a as a great way to get a pain in the neck. Luckily Valor just developed a system to allow you to mount your tv at a much more comfortable height.

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...Something heartwarming happens out of the blue that restores your faith in human nature and reminds you why Canada is the best country in the world.

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The Ontario government just released “Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan”. This is likely to have a very significant impact on every homeowner in Ontario. It will affect the price of your house and the cost of your utilities. This blog will outline what has been announced and how to take advantage of the changes.

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Chances are you will be able to save hundreds off the cost of new energy efficient furnace, air-conditioning or heat pumps with government rebates via this new program.

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If your gas BBQ has been unused and unattended for any length of time this winter it's a good idea to follow these basic maintenance steps recommended by Napoleon Grills.

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