K is for Keep Your Fireplace Damper Closed

Keeping the damper open (when you’re not using your fireplace) is like keeping a 48-inch window wide open during the winter; it allows warm air to go right up the chimney. This can add up to hundreds of dollars each winter in energy loss. Check out the pros and cons of heating with wood.

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45 comments

Beng Kiat Low
low beng kiat5 years ago

Thanks.

Jaime Holguin
Jaime Holguin5 years ago

Hi! Thanks for sharing this comment about fireplaces. Personally, I use a gas fireplace so I don't need to worry about the flue. I find

John Van Hise
John Van Hise5 years ago

thankyou

Mark N.
Mark N.5 years ago

its really good.
nice
thanks.
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Aaron Wood
Aaron Wood5 years ago

nice.
thanks for the article.
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Nancy Mckenzie
Nancy Mckenzie5 years ago

save the energy as u can.
its the best idea.
thanks
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Roxie Dominguez
Past Member 5 years ago

nice saving energy is good.
thanks for the information.
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Les Murphy
Les M.5 years ago

i thought this was basic knowledge. you can also buy "balloons" that are draft stoppers.

Janice P.
Janice P.5 years ago

Keeping your fireplace damper open has other negative effects besides wasting energy. When I was still working, my secretary arrived at home after work one day to find that two squirrels had entered her house through her open damper, and they had torn up her house. It took animal control and days of hard work to clean uo the mess.

Peteer S.
Past Member 5 years ago

This can add up to hundreds of dollars each winter in energy loss. Check out the pros and cons of heating with wood.
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