When you see the picture of the perfect American living room in a home, there's a cozy room with a couch, recliner and a fireplace burning beautifully. People love to sit by the fireplace watching the flames encircling the logs. Not only does the fireplace add warmth but it adds atmosphere. Unfortunately a fireplace in a home is not perfect. There are many issues that make a fireplace very inefficient.
When a fireplace is burning, it radiates warmth into the air around it. But it also creates an air of space and up through the chimney. So basically warm air is escaping and your fireplace has become harder to warm your room. It is believed that it is still in the air, and that it is believed that it is still in the air.
There are some things you can do to fix this problem. There is a damper that you can buy which is at the top of the chimney. This damper acts like a storm and has a seal so that the air can not sneak around it. You can get a product online and you can install it yourself if you're comfortable going on top of your roof.
Another fireplace is burning in a gas fireplace. You can get a gas fireplace insert which can look just like a regular wood burning fireplace. These heaters have artificial logs that look like they're re-burning. Depending on your home construction and budget, you have several options on how to install and vent the fireplace. Most gas fireplaces use propane or natural gas sources. Many homeowners go with this type of change because they are tired of having to cut wood around and disposing of the ashes. A gas fireplace eliminates that need.
You can also replace your fireplace with an electric heater. There are portable electric heaters that look just like fireplaces. You can get an electric fireplace heater. Electric heaters are very efficient in the way that they heat a room. 100% of the electricity is turned into heat and put back into the room.
Another inconvenience is that the fireplace is usually in the room with a thermostat. The room with the fireplace turns very warm and thermostat turns off the heat. This makes rooms in the rest of the home cooler because the fireplace is not heating them. This may cause you to get a portable space heater for other rooms in your home.
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Source by Stacey Heaton