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Do Fireplaces Cause Heat Loss?

By Forquer Heating
November 08, 2018 Category: Heating, Heat Loss, Fireplaces, Dampers

This week on Forquer Heatings hybrid blog with Virteom, weanswer the most common and toughest questions in the heating and air conditioning industry. Our customers are becoming more knowledgeable and proactive with their homes and we want them to have the tools and the answers they need. In this video, we ask the question - Do fireplaces cause heat loss? Watch or read below to find out! *below is a transcription of the video. Why Fireplaces Cause Heat Loss Do fireplaces cause heat loss? The answer is yes, to a point, they do. Especially if its a gas-lit fireplace versus a wood burning fireplace, they will definitely cause some heat loss because everythings vented through the chimney. So, what happens in the winter is that the cold air is sucking the warm air from the house out through the chimney into the cold air. Having a good damper in place would definitely help, but at the end of the day, we definitely have to take a fireplace into account and do our load calculations. It

The Basics on Dampers and Air Balancing in Your Home

By Admin
December 13, 2016 Category: , Dampers, Air Balancing

Your home is your sanctuary. So, it is important that you find it comfortable at all times. Making sure the temperature of your home is always optimal is not always an easy task. However, you can make it easier by making smart choices with your dampers. What is a damper? First, it is helpful to know what a damper is and what it does. A damper is a plate that regulates the flow of air through the ductwork of a house. It is an essential tool for balancing air flow and controlling the overall air temperature within the home. In the winter In most parts of the country, you need to heat your home in the winter. To do so efficiently, you want to push more warm air into the lower portion of your home since heat rises. If you have dampers in your home, you can adjust them to send more heat to the first floor of the home. If you do not have dampers in your heating system, then you simply need to close some the air registers in the upper floor of the home. In the summer In the summer, when

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