Friday, March 4, 2011

Energy Saving Tips at Home

Here are some ways to save energy at home:


  • Using a fireplace sends valuable heat up the chimney. Reduce the loss by installing glass doors.

  • Have the chimney checked and inspected reguarly and burn only fully dried hardwoods to produce the most heat output.

  • Provide an outside air source to fuel the fire in your fireplace to prevent sucking out conditioned room air.

  • Keep your fireplace damper closed in the winter when not in use.

  • In the summer, open the damper to create a natural cooling draught.

  • If you don't use your fireplace, plug the chimney with fiberglass insulation and seal the doors with silicone caulk.

  • Use grates made of C-shaped metal tubes to draw cool room air into the fireplace and circulate warm air back into the room.

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