With Valentine's Day weekend upon us, our thoughts turn to romantic evenings snuggled up together on the love seat beside a roaring fire.

Now, the last thing I'd want to do is to shatter that cherubic chemistry, but after the romance you might care to explore the mechanics of fireplaces and evaluate them from an efficiency and safety perspective, as well as the cozy-crackly view.

Read the story from AOL / DIY Life.