When autumn advances and the air begins to cool, it is the moment when we begin to feel like taking refuge in the candor of our house, probably in front of the cozy fire that gives us the fireplace, an excellent way to warm our home and our spirit. Because certainly among all types of home heating, the fireplace is the most pleasant, as well as being a very good way to heat the house economically. To heat the house in winter, a good modern built-in fireplace, with a good installation and a good functioning can heat a home of 100 m2 perfectly, or if we prefer, be a good complement to another type of heating, helping us to save money from the heating bill.
Your home has a dirty little secret – the fireplace that is designed to heat your home is doing the opposite and is costing you more than hundreds of dollars in energy costs.
Do not worry, investing a little time and money, you can turn that inefficient fireplace into a powerful heater that will reduce your energy bills and add more charm to your fireplace.
Tips To Keep Heat in Your Room
1. The upper chimney air regulators replace the lower regulators and are placed on top of it. The upper regulator acts as a hermetic door keeping the hot air inside the house and the cold air from outside – outside. This principle works all year, both to heat and to cool the house. This product can be obtained online and you can easily install it on your own or ask a technician to do so.
2. The protection sheet
It is a cast iron plate that is placed on the back of your fireplace. Its function is to protect the back wall from any damage and usually comes with designs that add to the home’s decor. The sheet improves the efficiency as it absorbs heat from the fire and radiates it back into the room.
3. A fireplace heater takes fresh air from the room, circulates it through a chamber that is heated by the fire, and then returns the warm air back to the room. These heaters come in closed systems, so it prevents the smoke from the chimney from invading the house. Depending on which type you buy, these heaters can make a difference in the temperature of your home, they can even heat a room completely. The heaters can be installed with glass doors which will also help you save.
4. Tempered glass doors
Fireplaces are the biggest investment, but you can reduce them a bit of the cost by doing some work on your own. There are several chimney doors that can be obtained by the Internet that come with instructions to install them easily. The glass doors form a barrier between the room and the fireplace, in addition to reducing the area that your fireplace has to heat. This is already a good reason to install them, but know that it is not the only reason. The glass doors in turn offer security by protecting children and pets from the fire.
If you are practical, all these suggestions will be easy for you. In addition, all products, while not easy to obtain locally, can be found on the Internet.