A new fireplace, like an earthquake, dramatically changes what it feels like to sit in one's living room. Enjoy a less jarring adjustment with today’s Groupon: for $895, you get $1,622 toward a fireplace or fireplace installation from Forshaw.
Founded in 1871 and family-owned, Forshaw boasts a long history of pairing customers with high-quality fireplaces in their 22,000-square-foot show room. Slather a fresh layer of cozy atop living rooms or dens with a direct-vent gas-burning fireplace plucked from Forshaw's extensive selection of Heat & Glo and Heatilator models. The top-selling Heatilator Novus 4236 ($1,622) warms toes and heart cockles alike, spouting forth up to 25,000 BTUs per hour from a minimalist façade that leads eyes toward the glowing fire and its elusive magic eye images. Equally at home in a corner or wall, the 41-inch wide fireplace (36-inch wide opening) maintains air quality by shuttling away harmful carbon monoxide and excess moisture. Novus's IntelliFire electronic ignition system helps cut down on gas consumption by lighting a pilot flame only when needed, and supplying a backup battery system for power outages and times when the microwave hogs all the electricity by singing karaoke.
The Heatilator Novus package comes with a protective screen and a basic venting kit, allowing do-it-yourselfers to install the fireplace on their own. However, Groupon customers who'd prefer to have Forshaw set up their chestnuts roasters can receive a free in-home installation quote and sit back while a team of Forshaw techs readies abodes to adopt a litter of fluttering flames (installation costs begin around $400, serving homes within 30 miles of the store).