There may be no simpler pleasure during the cold, winter months than relaxing next to a warm, crackling fire in your fireplace. But with increased awareness of our carbon footprint, you may be concerned about the environmental impact of the wood you are burning this winter. Thankfully, eco-friendly alternatives to traditional open fireplaces are available to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.
Do you ever see smoke in your room within approximately 5 minutes of lighting a fire? If so, there is only one reason that this would occur: your fire was not completely ignited.
Next time your nose tingles at the sense of smoke in the same room as your fireplace, recognize that perhaps you should consider investing in a new damper.