Your fireplace is an opportunity to gain energy efficiency in your home.
Fireplaces and wood stoves are often used as supplemental heat sources for homes but can even serve as a primary heat source. It’s important, then, to make sure these units are correctly maintained for best results.
Tools and Materials:
- Utility knife
- Power or hand saw
- Exercise common sense when working with tools
- Review our checklist of best practices to make sure that you’re using your fireplace in a way that is both safe and efficient.
- If your home uses a wood stove, consider upgrading to an EPA-certified unit to produce the best results, save energy, and generate the same heat while burning less wood.
- Don’t forget the chimney. If you’re burning wood in the fireplace, it’s critical to make sure that your chimney is clean and functions properly.