By Mary from Frederick, MD on October 17, 2014
I had an energy audit done in my home last week and the representative told me about an insert that I could buy for my wood burning fireplace that would blow the heat back into the living room instead of it all going up the chimney. Do you sell something like that?
By eFireplaceStore on October 17, 2014
The item the representative was referring to is known as a grate heater
. These items do a good job of pulling the heated air from the steel of the grate and forcing it back into the room. They work best when they are used in conjunction with fireplace doors, which further limit the escape of heat to the chimney.
By Richard from Chesterton, IN on December 2, 2013
I am looking for an insert to place inside my fireplace to prevent air from entering the room when the unit is not being used. Air comes down the chimney flue, and when the flue is closed some air is still entering the room. Any ideas?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 3, 2013
Answer:Air intrusion is a common issue with traditional cast iron dampers. A top mounted damper is the best way to completely seal the chimney when it is not in use. These dampers feature a heavy silicone seal that will not allow any air to pass through. Is your fireplace a manufactured unit or a masonry fireplace? If you would like to provide the dimensions of the flue, I can suggest a damper to fit your needs.