What Is A Fireplace Damper?

A fireplace damper, or chimney damper, seals off the chimney flue while it is not in use and keeps the cool or warm air generated by your HVAC unit inside your house. It is a metal spring door placed at the top of the chimney with an extended metal chain that permits you to open and close the chimney from the fireplace. Chimney dampers come in several designs and can be installed just above your fireplace or at the top of the chimney by way of a chimney damper cap.

Chimney dampers serve
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What Is A B-Vent Fireplace?

A b-vent fireplace uses a vent configuration that takes in air for combustion from the home and vents combusted products outside the home. B-vent fireplaces are also known as natural vent fireplaces.

B-vent fireplaces are designed primarily for decorative use. They often produce a larger and more realistic yellow flame.

B-vent fireplaces use room air for combustion and vent fumes through a vent or chimney that must terminate vertically above the roof line.

The key to determining whether a b-vent fireplace
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What Is A Zero Clearance Fireplace?

If you’ve been shopping around for a fireplace and have come across the term “zero clearance,” you might not know what that phrase means. Often, the description of the fireplace has “zero clearance to combustibles” as well. If you’ve been wondering “what is a zero clearance fireplace,” you’ve come to the right place!

A zero clearance fireplace is a factory-built fireplace that is constructed to be placed safely against combustible materials (such as walls and floors). This eliminates the
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What Is A Fireplace Insert?

Before I started working for FireplacesNow.com, I had never heard of a fireplace insert. I would have guessed it was something you put inside your fireplace, but I wouldn’t have had any idea why! Assuming some of you are in the same boat, I thought I’d explain …

What Is A Fireplace Insert & What Does It Do?

A fireplace insert is designed to increase heat output, reduce pollutant output, and increase heat efficiency. As I would have guessed before working here, it fits into your pre-existing masonry fireplace. A fireplace
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What Is A Direct Vent Fireplace?

A direct vent fireplace works by using a small pipe within a large pipe to draw combustion air from the outside while also venting exhaust. (The inner pipe vents the exhaust while the outer pipe draws in the outside air.) As outside air is sucked in through the larger pipe, it’s heated by the smaller, central venting pipe – thus improving efficiency. Because direct vent fireplaces do not cause a conflict with range hoods and/or bathroom fans circulating the same air, they are safer than other type of fireplace for
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