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Q&A What temperature outside to use fireplace?

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Oct 20, 2004.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

    Nov 27, 2012

    I just moved into a house with a fireplace and- never having owned a fireplace before- I wanted to use it right away. It's the middle of winter and I've gotten conflicting opinions from my friends on how cold it should be outside to use your fireplace. A couple of friends said "Don't use it unless it's above 32 degrees outside." and a couple said "Use it whenever you want." Is there a certain at which it's most efficient to use my fireplace?


    The fireplace is inefficient at any temperature- but the colder it is-the more heat from your home (which you already paid to heat) will go up the chimney.So- use it anytime....but if you are going to use often you may consider upgrading it with a fireplace insert.

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