Q&A Making a fireplace more efficient

QandA Posted By QandA, Aug 15, 2004 at 2:20 PM

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    Nov 27, 2012

    We're about to start building a stackwall home in Eastern Ontario (just north of New York state). While the home will be well insulated- with an efficient woodstove for heat- we really want a stone fireplace. My question(s) are: - is there any way to keep the fireplace from allowing tons of heat to escape when it's not being used?


    Glass Doors- and outside air inlet help greatly- so does building the Fireplace structure inside the home. - is that what fireplace inserts are about- and how effective are they? They are very effective. If you are building from scratch, check out some of the high efficiency built-in wood burning models currently on the market.
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