Do Fireplaces Cause Heat Loss?

Do Fireplaces Cause Heat Loss? | Forquer Heating & Air Conditioning |

This week on Forquer Heating's hybrid blog with Virteom, we answer 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 it's a gas-lit fireplace versus a wood burning fireplace, they will definitely cause some heat loss because everything's 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 just goes right to our program, we specify it as a gas-burning or wood burning and the program calculates it by itself from there. 

Are New, Modern Fireplaces More Efficient in Preventing Heat Loss in the Home?

New Modern Fireplace Not Attached to A Chimney for Preventing Heat Loss | Forquer Heating and Air Conditioning of North Canton

This fireplace is a bit newer and more modern. A lot of new types of fireplaces are marketed as more energy efficient in addition to sleek designs. This fireplace appears to go right into the wall behind the base. When it's not attached to a chimney, like this case, there is most likely no heat loss in that situation. It's all in your fireplace.

If you have a gas or wood-burning fireplace, you may be losing a lot of heat in the winter, contradictory to what you may think when you light a warm fire. It may be worth investigating a newer model that is electric and is not attached to a chimney so you can retain heat in your home during the winters. 

Stay Warm in Your Akron Canton Home This Winter

We service Akron, Canton, and surrounding areas. The winter in Northeast Ohio can be brutal. Call Jim at Forquer Heating and Air Conditioning if you need your furnace replaced, are looking to tighten up your heating system, or if you're having issues controlling the temperature in your home.

Forquer can calculate the correct size furnace and system for you, based on the energy/heat you're losing through your fireplace. Contact Us today at 330-630-2645.

Most Recent

Do Air Filters Keep My House Clean?

By Forquer Heating
January 16, 2019 Category: Filtration

Forquer Heating Air Conditioning has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers and users in our heating and air conditioning services and the technology behind the scenes. In this video, Jacqui and Jim Sr. discuss air filters and keeping your house dust free. Watch or read the transcription below! Do Air Filters Really Keep My House Clean? Air filters dont clean your house thats a common misconception, but they will clean up anything thats airborne. What is the most efficient way to filter out dust in my home? The most efficient filtration system, maybe not to keep your house clean, but to help breathe easier and keep dust bunnies out of your home is two-fold: 1. A good pleated four-inch filter The first piece you need to keep the air in your home breathable is a good air filter. We favor a good pleated four-inch filter (pictured right)when it comes to air filters because you dont have to clean it; these air filters can be thrown away every 3-6 months depending on how dirty

How To Create a Comfortable Humidity Level for Your Home

By Forquer Heating
January 04, 2019 Category: Indoor Air Quality

Forquer Heating Cooling has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers and users about our services and the technology behind the scenes. In this video, Jacqui and Jim Sr. discuss humidity control and how you can create a comfortable atmosphere in your home when dealing with humidity. Watch or read the transcription below! Humidity is a nightmare for a lot of people, especiallyin Northeast Ohio where our summers gethot. How Does Humidity Affect TheComfort Level of Your Home? Humidity plays into human comfort but also your health. We found in the wintertime, when it gets colder outside that ourhouses tendto get too dry. Thenin the summertime, we have a problem with too much humidity. When you live in a region where the climate is unpredictable as Akron/Canton, changing the temperature of your thermostatcan be a real guessing game. In the winter time, we sell humidifiers to add humidity. In the summertime, we depend on our air conditioner to humidify, but weve found that sometimes

What should I replace first, my infrastructure or my furnace?

By Forquer Heating
December 21, 2018 Category: Heating

Forquer Heating and Air Conditioning has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers and users about ourheatingand air conditioning services and the technology behind the scenes of heating and cooling. In this video Jacqui and Jim discuss why you should prioritize getting your homes infrastructure replaced first before your furnacewhen you enter into a new home or are dealing with an old drafty home. Watch or read the transcription below! Where do Customers Need To Spend Their Money First - Infrastructure or Furnace? If the customer has a limited budget, they need to consider these two questions: Do I replace that old furnace? Or do I attack the structure first? They might have a lot of windows or not so great insulation. This may be contradictory of what you would expect from a heating contractor, but your first step is to attack the structure. Replace Your Infrastructure to Reduce Infiltration So if we were to take a look at a furnace like this (pictured right) - this is not

Contact Us
Follow Us

© , Forquer Heating. Powered by