How to get more heat from your wood fireplace
October 30, 2015
Is it possible to get more heat from your wood fireplace? A wood fireplace is a great way to heat your home, especially if you can increase the heat output. Here are a few tips from Myfireplace on how to get more heat from your wood fireplace:
- The first tip is to burn seasoned wood. It has had an entire year, or at least a season, to dry and will therefore burn more efficiently and produce less smoke compared to freshly cut or green wood.
- By opening the damper as much as possible you increase the amount of air directed towards the fire. It improves combustion which increases the heat of the fire.
- It is advisable to clean your chimney once a year. Creosote builds up inside and restricts air flow. This is not only a fire hazard but can also decrease the heat of your wood fireplace.
- Another tip is replacing the screen of the fireplace with tempered glass doors, this not only increases the heat but allows the fire to burn for longer.
A wood fireplace creates an ambiance and peaceful atmosphere. It is a lovely addition to any home and is effective in heating homes. These tips will allow your wood fireplace to produce more heat and warm up cold winter evenings. Make the most of your wood fireplace by following the tips above.