Having a fireplace at your home is a symbol of luxury, this luxury can be a disaster if you are not apt in controlling the place and after effects of the installing.
You might be thinking what are the after effects of having a fireplace? The answer is very simple. It is the smoke. The carbon monoxide that can block your nose and trachea.
Many of us are allergic to smoke but the need of keeping the environment hot in chilled winter is a compulsion. You can not stay in a cold and damp place all your life there has to be some alternatives.
So far heaters, wooden stoves and fireplaces are the best options. You have to find the best place in your home for fireplace inserting and Wood burning stove available to you for keeping yourself warm has to be of the finest quality.
- Managing the smoke
When you install a fire place in your favorite room you have to make sure that the expulsion of smoke is in the direct direction. There are two things about why you must have to manage the smoke.
First of all, the smoke issues you can block the way for air or someone can be allergic to smoke. Secondly, the smoke can blacken your house. Which no one would appreciate. You will have to clean your house after every month if there is no proper ventilation system.
Back drafting is a better option for controlling the smoke, you will have to talk to some technician regarding this issue. Your chimney must be clean with the right angles, if you have an old and not so efficient chimney then you can do some construction work as well.
- Install alarms
You can have carbon monoxide alarms in your house for keeping you aware about the increasing level of smoke and carbon monoxide. This will help you maintain the minimum and allowed level of smoke.
- Types of wood
If you are planning to have a wooden fire place at your home or office, make sure that you have got the right stock. Stocking up wood seems to be very easy , no doubt it is. Here is a tip for this.
Always get the seasoned wood. The dried and ready to burn wood. Which does not produce much smoke. Oak, ash and maple are the most recommended woods. Secondly you must have to get spilt dried wood. Big logs can be damp inside.
- The chimney
Make sure that your chimney is perfectly designed, with the fuel linings and gaps for proper ventilation. You need to clean the chimney after every year. There are different chemicals available in the market for cleaning up your chimneys. The clogging of chimney with ash and smoke can block the way for smoke. If you are doing a self service try to consult some expert online or watch some videos on Youtube etc.
Lastly, you will be making sure that there are no combustible objects near the fireplace otherwise you can be on a very great risk. Fireplaces are luxury with a lot of risks and responsibility.