The Southeast and the majority of the US is gearing up for the fall and winter season. If you're like the rest of the country, there is nothing better than snuggling up to the wood/gas fireplace or pellet stove with a cup of hot chocolate. However, while these heat sources are great for warming your home they can attribute to quite a bit of heat loss if not properly maintained.
Keep your fireplace damper closed while not burning a fire. Closing the damper is usually something that most forget to do after using their fireplace and this simple mistake can cause drafts and heat loss in the rest of the house.
Installing tempered glass doors and a heat-air exchange system is a very efficient way of warming your home with less loss of heat.
Insulating your chimney can be one of the best options for increasing heat efficiency. Exhaust which exits the chimney creates creosote build up which will decrease how effective your fireplace is. Installing liners greatly increase the efficiency of your chimney and possibly protect any masonry from byproducts which are corrosive due to flue gases.
Getting a chimney inspection is crucial to the health of your fireplace and chimney. Have a chimney sweep certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America to properly inspect you chimney every year before the winter weather starts. Certified chimney sweeps are great at offering you expert advice to ensure all components of your fireplace and chimney are functioning efficiently and safely.
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