Fireplaces are amazing things, and that is why they have been around for many, many years. We can see them even in the first houses ever built, as they were used for more than just a bit of heat. They were used to cook, they were used to boil water to clean clothes, and they were even used to make sure that everyone stayed warm in the winters of areas such as New England, and Massachusetts, amongst many others. Having the ability to do all of these things was one of the main factors that consecrated the fireplace as one of the prime areas of a home, the hearth of the home.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can make sure you are taking full advantage of your home fireplace.
Get Seasoned Firewood: Newly-cut, fresher firewood can cause a lot of problems in your home. With this kind of wood, you will find an excessive amount of smoke, which can cause alarms to go off, etc. By getting seasoned firewood, it will have dried out quite a bit.
Open Damper: This allows for the air to circulate a bit better, and for the cold air to leave your home.
Clean Chimney: By having a clean chimney, you will be able to allow all of the smoke out of your home, leaving the dry heat to warm your home.
Fireplace Inserts: Fireplace inserts are some of the best ways to get that heat circulating around your home. These inserts can be extremely useful, as they do a better job of heating your home in an energy efficient way.
Gas Fireplaces: Sometimes wood-burning is not the best option. Gas fireplaces offer an alternative which works great for homes such as yours. There are so many moving parts with a wood burning fireplaces, and gas and electric fireplaces offer a more unique, easier way to heat more than one room in a home.