Now that the summer’s over and colder nights are on their way, this might be a helpful tip for those of you that strike up a fire in order to keep warm – your fireplace is actually making your house colder. When the hot air that’s produced by your fireplace heads up your chimney, it’s also grabbing the hot air from your house and taking it with it, and then sucking in cold air from outside through cracks in windows or doors. Although glass doors in front of your fireplace help this problem significantly, a new solution is a Chimney Balloon that keeps your heat right where you want it. If you’re planning on lighting a few fires this year and want to make sure you’re making the most of your fireplace, this might be worth looking into.
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