Even though Spring is here you may still be using your fireplace to take the chill of, roast marshmallows, or to set the tone for a relaxing evening. Whatever your reasoning you are going to want your fireplace working at maximum levels. There are some things that you can do to improve the performance of your fireplace and make it more efficient. One article suggests purchasing a fireback. A fireback is a heavy sheet of metal that is placed behind the fire. This not only protects your fireplace but also will reflect heat into the room instead of releasing all the heat up the chimney. Chimney cap dampers also help to trap heat in even when the fireplace is not in use. You can also reduce heat loss by opening dampers in the bottom of the fireplace. Routine chimney cleanings that are conducted by a professional can keep ash and soot from collecting in the fireplace. This will greatly improve the performance of the fireplace once it is removed. There are also tempered glass doors along with a heat-air exchange system that can help send warmed air back into the room. Make sure to check the seal on the flue damper to make sure that it is as snug as possible. Using C-shaped grates. C-shaped grates are metal tubes that were created to draw cool room air into the fireplace and circulate warm air back into the room. Another option to consider is a gas fireplace insert. Gas fireplaces create the same relaxing tone and can be 70% more efficient at heating your home than a regular fireplace. We offer gas insert products and can help you determine which type of insert would be best for your home and what will meet your needs. Give us a call today 317-462-4759 we’d be happy to speak with you.