Stop a Common Heat Thief
When you use a wood-burning fireplace, more heat can be lost up through the chimney than is produced by the fire itself. To reduce heat loss when using your fireplace, follow these suggestions:
- Lower the thermostat setting so your system doesn't keep trying to replace the warm air being drawn toward the chimney.
- Open the window nearest the fireplace about one inch and close any doors in the room so the fireplace can't draw heated air out of the rest of the house.
- Install glass fireplace doors to help keep warm air in the room.
- Close the chimney damper when the fireplace is not in use.