Saving Energy for Fireplaces

Fireplaces provide a wonderful ambiance and also reduce heating bill expenses. It is also built for providing heat during winter, and also for cooking meals. Nowadays, it is just a d├ęcor and also as an alternative choice of electric heating. In order to save energy for your own fireplaces, below are some of the things that you can do.

What you need:

  1. Shut all doors in room
  2. Fireplace grate
  3. Fireplace enclosures
  4. Close damper
  5. Seal hearth and firebox
  6. Gas fireplace

Method:

  1. To shut all doors in the room when using the fireplace because it will keep the room warm and also prevent the fire to draw warm air to another room, thus resulting for the cold air from outside coming into the house. Just open a window to enable sufficient air to get into the room to support the burning fire.
  2. Install the fireplace grate for holding logs and maximizing the heating flow into the room, plus also built a C-shaped parallel tubes that points towards the room to sulk cool air and then recycle it back into the room right after being heated by the fire.
  3. Install a fireplace enclosure made of metal-and-glass which comes with a fan that provides circulated heated air to the adjoining room.
  4. Close the damper to prevent cold air from entering your house whenever the fireplace is not in use.
  5. To seal the hearth and firebox by applying caulk manufactured around the hearth and firebox in order for keeping the cool air out and warm air in.
  6. Use a gas fireplace rather than the traditional wood-burning fireplace because it burns steadily and also helps you save your money.

Additional Reading:
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Fireplace-More-Energy-Efficient
http://hubpages.com/hub/Fireplace-Save-Energy
http://www.hometips.com/diy-how-to/fireplace-save-energy.html
http://ezinearticles.com/?Fireplaces—A-Great-Way-to-Conserve-Energy-and-Keep-Warm&id=3426834
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/energy-efficient-fireplaces

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