Friday, November 20, 2009

5 Upgrades for Your Fireplace

A standard open masonry fireplace can suck all the heat out of you home.
Mother Earth News describes 5 upgrades you can do to your fireplace to help that problem.

1. Add a fireback
2. Replace the damper.
3. Add doors.
4. Install a grate heater or radiator.
5. Install a fireplace insert.

I would also suggest retaining the capability to cook in the fireplace, if possible.