When adding a wood burning fireplace to your home, consider:

  • Whether the fireplace will be used primarily for heating or as an aesthetically pleasing focal point in the room.
  • Take advantage of the technology that’s available. Modern fireplaces offer many improvements like models that reburn gases to achieve the most efficiency possible.
  • A fireplace insert can be installed in an existing masonry fireplace to make it much more efficient for heating.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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