Though most people dread the winter season, nothing can help create wonderful memories of this season, then relaxing next to your fireplace after a days work. A furnace complements the design of your living room.To enjoy the benefits of this part of your sitting room, learn how the fireplace works, how to maintain it, and some tips on its safety and efficiency.
How it works
It can be made of either bricks, tiles, stone or metal. It works by creating a draft. Hot air rises and clears up all the smoke and hot gases. A cap in the chimney prevents water and debris from getting into the fire pit. An efficient fireplace should eliminate the risk of lighting the whole house or filling the entire house with smoke.
A skilled mason will help you to build it professionally. There are several types of heating chambers. They include; wood-burning fireplaces, electric, gas, and ethanol fire chambers. There are many designs you can choose from depending on your taste. Work with your Manson/contractor to choose one that suits your taste and purpose.
Tips on how to maintain your fire chamber
- Allow it to cool off. A morning after your last use is ideal to start your cleaning process. You will require a filter mask to protect your lungs and airways from inhaling dust and soot.
- Clear any obstructions in the chimney. Inspect the chimney from the outside and clear any leaves and debris.
- Remove any remains of firewood that you were using.
- Sweep the floor to remove all the ash and dirt from the hearth.
- Use a brush to scrub the walls. It’s in the interior parts of the walls that soot and dust attach. You will require a strong brush with a long handle to wash the walls. Dip your brush into your cleaning solution and scrub the walls from the top as you proceed downwards removing all the debris.
- Use clean water and a rug to rinse and dry the walls after scrubbing.
Tips on safety and efficiency of your heating chamber
Regular care and maintenance are important for an efficient and safe fire chamber. Most people aren’t aware that their chimneys and fireplaces require inspection and maintainable.To ensure this you must note the following;
- One of the most serious risks of using a heating chamber is carbon monoxide poisoning. It results from incomplete combustion of the fuel. To avoid this invite a professional to inspect your firebox and chimney every year. In addition, Install carbon monoxide detectors.
- Another safety tip is to burn firewood that is completely dry to minimizes soot and smoke production.
- Do not clean the hearth while hot, allow it to cool. Don’t put off the fire using water unless it is an emergency. It will help prevent a build-up of stains on the walls from ash splashes that are difficult to clean.
- Inspect your chimney every year and have it cleaned at least twice a year to increase its efficiency and limit the build-up of soot and dirt. Inspect the chimney cap to prevent leakages into the firebox. Clear all blockages and ensure it is clean.
5.Thoroughly inspect all the components of the fire chamber and replace those found faulty.
6.Create an ash bed to act as an insulator in the furnace. It results in hot fires.
A clean and well-maintained heating chamber will be efficient. Learning how fireplace works will help you enjoy your winter season.