Reduce heat loss from your fireplace
A standard masonry fireplace can add charm to a home, but is also an inefficient way to produce heat. You can make a few easy changes to your fireplace to improve its efficiency.
- Seal the top. Install a removable chimney cap or a permanent one if you do not plan to use the fireplace.
- Keep the damper closed. The damper should be closed tightly whenever you are not using the fireplace.
- Seal the front. Install a glass door to control the draft when you have a fire.
Go the extra mile: A professionally installed fireplace insert is the best option. Fireplace inserts can be cost-effective depending on the age and nature of your fireplace.