Prevent heat loss from your chimney.
To fully enjoy the crackle of a traditional fire, it is important to keep your chimney cleaned. This reduces heat loss, which can result in higher energy bills during the winter months and allows sufficient airflow to prevent harmful pollutants such as carbon monoxide from flowing into your home.
It’s recommended that chimneys are inspected and cleaned at least once a year to maintain optimal efficiency. However, if you use your fireplace frequently, you may need to have your chimney cleaned more often. Also, check for any cracks or damage that may need to be repaired or replaced.
Using a chimney insert or chimney damper (a lid affixed to the top of the chimney) can help conserve 90% of the heat that escapes from the chimney, which improves its efficiency.
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