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  1. Backyarding: How to Make Your Outdoor Space the Ultimate Destination

    Even if you’ve never heard the term “backyarding,” you probably already have a good idea of what it means. Backyarding is the trend of shifting indoor activities outside to your backyard. Though this movement first started sweeping the nation during the pandemic, it’s officially here to stay.
  2. Spotix Makes Inc. Magazine’s List of the Midwest Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

    Inc. magazine has revealed that Spotix is No.107 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD and WI.
  3. Spotix Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary

    It’s not every day a company gets to celebrate 10 years in business. We’ve come a long way since our early days with just a handful of team members and our goal to be the best hearth, patio, and barbecue company around. We want to thank you for your help in getting us to where we are today.
  4. Black Friday Deals 2021

    With the holidays fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about gifts, and what better way to show a loved one you care this holiday season than a red hot deal from Spotix? We're featuring some special offers this Black Friday that are sure to include something you will be hard-pressed to pass up. We've outlined the deals below so you can find just what you need.
  5. How to select and install a gas fireplace log set

    A fireplace can completely change the look of a room, but there's more to installing a gas log set than just choosing an attractive model within your budget. With the sheer number of configurable, customizable, and interchangeable options available, the buying process may seem overwhelming. That's why we're here to help you find the perfect log set for your fireplace - and make sure it's installed properly, too.
  6. Does an electric fireplace add value to a home?

    In previous articles, we've addressed some of the most common questions about electric fireplaces and how to select the right model for your home. Today, we're back with more common questions you may find yourself asking during the buying and installation processes. Without further ado, here are more answers to your electric fireplace questions.
  7. Fireplace Remote Control How-To Videos

    Fireplace remote controls can offer plenty of different features to control your gas fireplace - from simple on/off control to thermostatic, there's no question these remote controls can simplify your favorite appliance. But, because fireplaces go long periods of time without use, getting the remote synced back up with the fireplace can take some effort - hopefully these videos will help!
  8. HPC’s New App Makes Fire Pit Installation Easier

    Think installing a fire feature must be difficult? Think again. Hearth Products Controls has just partnered with the BILT app to help take the guesswork out of fire pit installation. With the new app, using BILT Intelligent Instructions software, HPC is bringing detailed, easy-to-understand instructions to all iOS and Android devices.
  9. 50 Hour Sous Vide Al Pastor

    Let's take a look at one of the most popular Mexican food trends right now: Al Pastor. Literally, "in the style of the shepherd" (sounds authentic, no?) Al Pastor refers to a certain style of roasted meat, that is most commonly eaten as street food in Mexico - think Mexican Gyros. That is, a large amalgamated hunk of meat, typically pork, roasting on a vertical rotisserie that is just sliced off the spit and right into a warm tortilla, garnished with onion cilantro and pineapple.
  10. Chimney and Venting Pipe Buying Guide

    This guide will help you understand the different types of piping systems that are available and which one will work for your system. Chimney Pipe is the term used for wood burning appliances and includes Class A chimney pipe and Stove pipe. Venting pipe is used for gas appliances and includes Direct Vent pipe, Type B Gas Vent pipe, and Pellet Vent pipe.

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