The weather is getting cold and a lot of people do not understand the way a fireplace is designed. In order to allow the smoke to draft out of the fireplace and up the chimney, the fireplace…Continue
There are a lot of different kinds of fireplaces out there. We all know the old wood burning type, but the newer gas fireplaces are more convenient and cleaner burning.
I have customers that are complaining about the cold air coming in from the gas fireplace. I have done a lot of research for my business, with some confusing information about the construction of gas fireplaces. There seems to be a trend of venting the gas fireplace, directly outside, behind the fireplace. I have…Continue
A fireplace can be a focal point to a room, but how often does the fireplace really get used? A fireplace can be very drafty and cause you to lose energy and money by taking your heated air up the chimney. A fireplace is designed to "draft", so that the smoke does not enter the room when you burn a fire. That draft is always there, even if the damper is closed. Most of the older fireplace do not have a sufficient or even a working damper to close. By covering the fireplace, as some…Continue