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Give Your Home A Gift This Holiday Season

Looking to make a solid investment for your home this holiday season? You should consider adding a stove, fireplace, or insert installed with the help from the experts from Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney! Your home has provided you and your loved ones with countless memories over the years, and a fireplace offers even more opportunities for good times.

People are drawn to a cozy hearth, and it provides the perfect spot for playing games, reading books, reminiscing about years past. The holidays are almost here, so now is the time to give us a call. At Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney, we are here to help you find the perfect unit, whether it’s a fireplace, stove, or insert, to make this holiday even merrier!

Upping The Value Of Your Home

fireplace insert A fireplace brings warmth, comfort, and peace to a household, so it’s no surprise that many home buyers have it on their wish list. It’s been proven that people are more likely to buy a home with a fireplace already installed. After all, a comfortable hearth is often considered a big factor in turning a house into a home!

Investing in a new hearth can only offer benefits for your home. You get to enjoy countless evenings indoors warm and relax in front of your cozy unit. You deserve it, and so does your home! Call us today, and we’ll help you set things up.

Heating Your Space More Efficiently

A big draw of fireplaces, inserts, and stoves is the ability for homeowners to save money on heating bills. These units provide a great alternative source for heat, and some designs are especially known for high heat output. A gas insert, for example, does wonders for keeping your space toasty, all without an increase in your heating bill.

An Aesthetic You Simply Can’t Beat

You simply cannot beat the feel and ambiance of a fireplace. If you’re looking to bring your loved ones together this holiday season, then a fireplace, stove, or insert is your answer. Your friends and family won’t be able to resist gathering around it.

If you’ve made the decision to invest in a new unit, count on our team to help! We install, repair, clean, and maintain heating appliances, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. We’re certified with the CSIA, the NFI, and the FIRE, so you can rest easy knowing you’re in great hands. Our professionals have years of experiences and knowledge, so you know your family can enjoy extra heat without the threat of house fires or gas leaks. We’re just a call away, so give our team at Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney a call today!

By Jake Johnson on December 14th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment

Fireplaces and Feng Shui

Fireplaces can make a beautiful addition or focal point to any room. Their comforting appearance, soft glow, and warm heat create a homey atmosphere that invites others to sit down, relax, and enjoy the ambiance.

What many homeowners may not know is that fireplaces can also serve another purpose. Fireplaces can influence the Feng Shui of a room, representing the five elements. Even if you’ve never studied Feng Shui before, you may be surprised at how it can influence and impact the design choices in your home.


What is Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese art of balancing energy. Developed over 3000 years ago, good Feng Shui is said to bring good luck wheras bad Feng Shui can bring misfortune.

The practice of Feng Shui involves using the compass to balance the five elements: fire, wood, earth, metal, and water. Placing items representing these elements at different points on the compass – North, South, East, or West – can have different effects. The placement of these elements throughout your home can influence its Feng Shui and bring harmony into your home.

How do fireplaces influence Feng Shui?

A fireplace can represent multiple elements for practitioners of Feng Shui. They are primarily used, however, to represent the element of fire. The fire element is also associated with the colors red, yellow, orange, purple, and pink.

According to tradition, the best position for a fireplace is in the South. This placement will bring you luck, fame, and recognition. Other good positions are Southwest (increase in romance) and Northeast (success in education and a clear and calm mind). If your fireplace is not in one of these positions, don’t stress – you can balance the Feng Shui of a room by adding representations of other elements.

What causes bad Feng Shui?

Bad Feng Shui can be created when the elements are unbalanced. With regard to fireplaces, bad Feng Shui can be caused by a vacant hearth from a fireplace that is no longer used. The easiest way to improve the bad Feng Shui of a non-working fireplace is to have it fixed. If your fireplace is working but it not used frequently, considering using design elements such as faux logs or candles to fill the hearth.

Designing with Feng Shui

In traditional Feng Shui, fireplaces send energy out of a home. To combat this, place a mirror over the fireplace to bounce energy back in. If you have décor on your mantle, choose design elements that come in pairs, such as placing a vase on each end of the mantle. In Feng Shui, pairs like this represent love and nurturing.

Other themes and motifs to include in a room are circles (which have no beginning and no end and represent the flow of the universe), plants (which attract positive chi and represent prosperity), and aquariums (which are said to attract wealth and abundance).

If you want to add a fireplace to increase the Feng Shui of your home and live near Littleton, CO, contact Mountain Man Fireplace and Chimney today! We sell and install a wide variety of fireplaces, stoves, and inserts. Our expert staff can help you select the appliance that is right for you style, budget, and the Feng Shui of your home.

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