BTU’s : Turn up the heat!

BTU – British thermal unit is a traditional unit of heat. It is defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. Generally, more BTUs correlate to greater heating potential. However, the amount of BTUs needed to heat a specific area varies, based on climate and home efficiency. (Forge Distribution)

When choosing the perfect fireplace for your dream room, whether it be a well-insulated living room or a dark and cool basement your fireplace’s BTU range will be the most important factor. Picking a fireplace unit with high BTU and little adaptability for a small room will cause your fireplace to heat the room quickly, making a fireless fireplace your focal point. The flame may be big and beautiful for those 10 fierce minutes, but after it reaches a good temperature it will turn off and the ambiance will quickly fade. However, choosing a fireplace that has a wide range of adjustability in flame size will allow you to not only get the big fireplace appearance, but allow it to function on a lower setting for longer use.


Not sure what the right BTU is for your room? Come to our showroom or contact us at [email protected] for more information.




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Putting a TV above your fireplace?

Having a TV above your fireplace lets keep the focus in one spot of your room rather than have 2 focal areas.

Whether you hang a beautiful painting or a TV, there are measurement guidelines for a safe installation.


Below is Heat & Glo's good faith general guidelines for our most popular Slimline, DV3732 and True series. These measurements are just guidelines for each unit, so be sure you disucss exact measurements for your specific unit before installation.
Have a different unit in mind and want a general guideline? Email us at [email protected]


Also, when deciding on TV and Fireplace units, take in consideration the size difference! A 60” TV and a 32” fireplace will look off balanced and take away from your beautiful fireplace feature!


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Patio season here we come!


With the warm weather fast approaching, we can’t help but to get excited about entertaining friends and family around a warm fire on a cool summer night.


Heat & Glo’s Carolina outdoor fireplace gives your backyard the warmth and relaxation of a vacation in the woods, minus the smell stained clothes, the search for backyard sticks, buying starter wood, or the “joy” of starting a fire on a damp windy night. Your only job? Hit a switch, and hello gorgeous flame!


The Carolina isn’t just your average gas fireplace. Its authentic look and impressive heat makes it look and feel custom-built and natural. Check out all Carolina's features and specifications for yourself at:


Once you have fallen in love, call us for a quote and design consultation. We can't wait to hear from you!

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