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How Can You Get The Most Heat From Your Fireplace?

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With a mug of warm cocoa in your hands, you sit by the window in your home, watching the trees sway as the wind whistles by. A fire blazes in the hearth of your fireplace, and you prepare yourself to enjoy the warmth.

An hour later, your toes are still frozen, and your frustration is mounting. Why isn’t a literal fire keeping your home warm?

This was your experience from last winter—and while you did correct your mistake of keeping the chimney flue open, you’re concerned that with time flying by, your house will likely turn into a frozen tundra by the time the next frost hits!

Not if we can help it!

How To Utilize Your Fireplace And Get The Most Heat

–         Get A Fireback Installed

This sheet of cast-iron metal is installed behind the firebox where your logs will be. A fireback absorbs the heat while the fire burns and radiates that warmth out into the room, even after the fire has died down. A simple, easy solution, firebacks are one of the best methods you can opt for.

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–         Consider Installing A Fireplace Glass Door

A great advantage of fireplace glass doors is that they preserve the warmth of your fireplace for a very long time. These doors work well if you also have a damper in your fireplace since they both prevent heat loss. But keep in mind—you can’t keep your fireplace doors closed if the fire is burning. To check if your fireplace glass door works for that function, you’ll have to consult the owner’s manual.

–         Try Fireplace Inserts

There are several types of fireplace inserts—ventless inserts, direct vent inserts, and wood-burning inserts. Ventless inserts are quite similar to the vent-free gas log and work well as a wonderful aesthetic feature. Direct vent systems are sealed systems that work efficiently by sending heat to specific areas of the room, thus allowing you to turn down your home’s thermostat. Whereas with a wood-burning insert, you can turn your basic masonry fireplace into a practical wood stove.

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Which Option Should You Choose?

In addition to the above, several other options you can choose include chimney fans and dampers. However, we want to keep your choices plain and simple.

At Creative Masonry and Chimney, we work hard to provide your chimney and fireplace with the best features, so you can enjoy it to your heart’s content.

If you’re having trouble picking from one of the above options, all you have to do is get in touch with us. Creative Masonry and Chimney offer fireplace installation and multiple chimney services in numerous regions of Connecticut, including Farmington, Canton, Burlington, Bloomfield, Hartford, Avon, Simsbury, and more.