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Fireplace Usage and Safety Tips

Many people are now not only using their fireplaces for the aesthetics of a warm glowing fire, but they also want to produce some usable heat for their homes. Keep in mind that an ordinary fireplace loses much more heat than it produces. If the chimney damper does not seal well, you will lose a lot of conditioned air year-round.

I have included the following two sections to help you enjoy your fireplace efficiently and safely. Check back often as I add more sections to this fireplace area.

Types of Fireplaces and Fuels

Fireplace Safety Tips

Firewood Buying Tips

Anatomy of a Fireplace