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Make Your Fireplace More Eco Friendly

Friday, February 23, 2024
The Fireplace Shop and Grill Center at West Sport in Sudbury - Make Your Fireplace More Eco Friendly

Upgrade Your Fireplace for Efficiency

Consider a Insert:

Invest in an EPA-certified fireplace insert. These inserts boast significantly higher efficiency than traditional open fireplaces, reducing wood consumption by up to 50% while capturing more heat and distributing it effectively throughout your home. Look for inserts that meet or exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) standards for emissions and efficiency. Pellet and gas inserts are popular choices, as they burn fuel more cleanly and efficiently than wood-burning alternatives.

Embrace Glass Doors:

Install tempered glass doors on your fireplace. These doors act as a barrier, minimizing heat loss up the chimney and maximizing heat circulation within the room. This not only improves efficiency but also reduces drafts and improves air quality.

Seal and Insulate:

Ensure your fireplace is adequately sealed to prevent air leaks. Address any cracks around the damper and flue, and consider insulating the firebox with fire-resistant materials to retain heat further.

Implement Smart Heating Practices

To further enhance the eco-friendliness of your fireplace, adopt smart heating practices. Use your fireplace as a supplementary heat source rather than relying solely on your central heating system. This allows you to target specific areas of your home and avoid unnecessary energy consumption.

Install a programmable thermostat to regulate the temperature more efficiently. This allows you to set different temperatures for different times of the day, ensuring that your heating system operates only when necessary. Additionally, consider using ceiling fans to distribute warm air throughout the room, reducing the need for excessive heating.

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