Brrrrrrr. Isn't a fireplace supposed to keep you warm???
Stop valuable warm air from leaving your home and minimizing drafts from your fireplace home in Springfield, VA Some heating experts claim that an unlit fireplace with a damper open can increase heating costs by as much as 30 percent.
Now that could add up to $500 over the course of a season.
We researched and found the most useful information on a draft stopper you can find anywhere.....
If you have a fireplace then you have a draft (draft= heat being sucked out of your home up the chimney) This raises your utility bills and decreases your comfort. We can flip that on its head and raise your comfort while decreasing your energy bills.
The Large Fireplace Plug Draft Stopper is an inflatable urethane .
It is installed in the fireplace just below the damper level. The Chimney Draft Stopper can be adapted to work in almost all fireplaces. Even if you have an unusual construction.
The Chimney Draftstopper is provided with 5 "slittable" areas that can be cut to provide an opening for a damper handle. As the Draftstopper is inflated it seals around the damper handle sealing the opening!
There are several possible causes of feeling cold air from a wood fireplace.
You will want to make sure the damper is closed. Also check the installation manual for any other potential openings that may need to be shut.
If the fireplace is mounted on cement versus plywood, that can also transfer cold into your home. If the chase area or doghouse is not insulated adequately, that is another possibility.
Please check with your builder or installer on the insulation of the chase.
Chimneys work hard funneling and and pumping dangerous smoke and gasses out of your your home. This keeps your home safe when your gas logs are running and a fire is lit.
Now, when your fire is not lit this is the easiest escape route for warm air in your home.
How can you tell if you have a drafty fireplace? Is their cold air in your fireplace? Do you have drafts at your windows and doors? Do even the smallest gaps have powerful drafts? We can all agree that this will be very costly.
Heating costs are going straight up. Keep your warm air inside your home, keeping your comfortable and your electric bills down which is very important.
Stop that warm air from going straight up your chimney and start saving money now.
Keep the heat in your home with a draft stopper professionally installed to seal cold air out of your home.
Imagine stopping those cold air drafts in your home instantly? Well you can with a draft stopper damper or installed in your chimney by NICE Home Services