Fireplace Fashion Covers
AIR CONDITIONING LOSS WITH A FIREPLACE
Most People Do Not Think Of Air Conditioning And A Fireplace At The Same Time
You will notice a cold draft coming in from the chimney in the winter time, but not necessarily the hot humid air that enters in the summertime. You may also not realize your air conditioned air is going up the chimney in the summertime (who goes on the roof near the chimney to feel the air coming out?). When the sun shines on your chimney, the inside of the chimney will heat up, this will draw the cooled air from inside your home and send it right up the chimney, this is an updraft. Low pressure systems in the weather will also force hot humid air down your chimney and into your home, this is a downdraft. This hot humid summer air will enter your home through the chimney, and raise the humidity level and temperature inside your home, making the air conditioner work harder to remove the heat and moisture from the air. (Here in Maryland, near the Chesapeake Bay, we know a thing or two about humidity!). This extra air conditioning run time in the summertime cost as much as the wasted heat in the wintertime and is far more uncomfortable. The Fireplace Fashion Cover will help stop the humidity from entering and the cooled air from leaving your home, saving you energy and money.