Getting the right amount of heat to suit the size of the room should be high on agenda. Modern stoves produce more heat and less cinder. Improving the energy performance is beneficial, economically as well as ecologically. Incomplete combustion releases pollutants. Emissions are minimized with complete combustion.
2. Positioning And Placement Of The Fireplace And Chimney
Smoke outlet is an integral part of a wood fireplace. The outlet pipe should be vertical, insulated and properly capped. The diameter should be sufficient to handle the smoke emanating from the fireplace and integrated into the building. The smoke pipe should not be allowed to be cooled by outside air, resulting in lesser heat inside the room. Positioning of the fireplace determines the amount of heat generated, the heat throw and distribution.