The fireplace has always been the favored gathering place in the home. It is the focal point for warmness, the fireplace adds an atmosphere of cheerful memories that are cherished forever.
All the same, most fireplaces are very inefficiency. A fire burning fireplace radiate warmth into the room, it also sucks warmed air from the room and up the chimney. And when the fireplace is not use, the damper in the fireplace supposed to prevent air transfer between the inside and outside. The trouble is the damper is usually made of metal and has no seal, which means your fireplace is unbelievably ineffective.
Instead of heating your house it actually costing money in wasted energy. With a few easy steps, you can increase efficiency of your fireplace from an energy wasting fireplace into a powerful heater that will reduce your heating bills and add more appealing to your home.
Top Sealing Dampers
Installed a top sealing damper at the top of the chimney will keep the expensive warmed air inside your house and the cool outside air out. This damper has a seal that works like a storm door and works year round, whether you are heating or cooling your house.
A fireplace fireback is a piece of heavy cast iron, fitted inside the fireplace and is placed at the back of the fireplace. Its primary function is to protect the back wall from fire damage and improves the fireplace’s efficiency by absorbing the heat from the fire and radiate the it back into the room.
These inserts are enclosed systems that use a electric fan to pulls cooler air from the room and circulates it through a chamber (tubes) that is heated by the fire and then blows the heated air back into the room. These fireplace inserts can add significant heat to your home, will heat your living room very nicely. Many can be fitted with glass doors which will boot your energy savings even further.
Fireplace Glass Doors
Fireplace glass doors creates a transparent barrier between the living area and the fire. These doors offer another degree of safety by protecting small toddlers and pets from the fire. For wood burning fireplaces there are screen meshs designed to go with glass doors so, you can have the doors open while the fire is burning and keep sparks and embers entering the room. Fireplace glass doors come with modern designs and add elegant and appeal to any fireplace.
Now that you have boost the efficiency of your fireplace, now is time to think about safety.
* burn only dry seasoned wood that have been dry for about 8 months.
* clean your chimney atleast once a year, especially if you use the fireplace a lot.
* install carbon monixide and smoke detectors, one by the fireplace and other living areas.
A few easy steps can increase efficiency of your fireplace to enjoy the warmth and comfort, and the added benefit of lower energy bills, as well.