Our Mission At Fireplace Fashion Is To Educate Owners Of Homes With Fireplaces, About The Extensive Energy Loss From An Unused Fireplace, And To Provide An Easy, Affordable, Attractive And Versatile Option To Wasted Energy And Money
A fireplace is a wonderful thing, it provides a nice warm feeling to the room when it is burning. It can provide heat and light in the event of a power outage and it can be the focal point of the room.
The problem is that when the fireplace is not in use, it is still drafting your heated and cooled inside air right up your chimney, making your heater and air conditioner run more often, costing you energy and dollars every day. This is most evident during the cold months, when you can feel the cold drafts coming from the fireplace or when your heated air escapes, unseen by you, through the chimney and out of your home.
Not so evident is the amount of humidity that will enter through your chimney in the summer months. This humidity will raise the temperature and moisture level in your home, causing the air conditioning to come on, to cool and remove the humidity in the air. This humidity will also bring with it the foul odors from the ashes, soot and toxic creosote that builds up on the inside of the chimney. Bugs and insects are attracted to light and temperature differences. Your fireplace is allowing light and treated air to escape through the chimney and inviting those undesirable critters to come on in! We insulate and weatherstrip our entire house, except for the fireplace opening, the biggest intentional hole in our home.