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These fireplace efficiency tips can save you money

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This weekend as you huddle around the fireplace to escape the spring chill, remember the fireplace likely loses more heat than it gives off. Warm air in a home is sucked up the chimney and is replaced by cold air leaking into the house. Especially as the fire dies down, more heat is drawn up the chimney than is created by the fire--and the reduced rate of airflow can lead to backdrafting of flue gases and smoke into the living space.

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