When our partner and I finally purchased a home, we were really glad that the house had a fireplace; The two of us had never used a fireplace so we really didn’t know much about it, it was suggested to us that we consistently get a chimney sweep to clean everything out before using the fireplace for the Wintertide weeks.
- When we first started using the fireplace and the gas gas furnace for this winter, there was a bunch of smoke pouring into the house.
I didn’t know why there was all this smoke and then our partner said that I legitimately forgot to open the flue. I realized that she was right. Without the flue being open, all of the smoke would naturally come pouring into the house from the fireplace, and so I put out the fire and waited for a little while and after that I was able to reach a pole up to open the flue. Then I was glad when we were able to use the fireplace without the smoke coming into the house. The fireplace was legitimately relaxing and comfortable. I also decided to install a smart thermostat to adjust the temperature control settings for the gas furnace. I really prefer that smart thermostat especially while using the fireplace because I can really make adjustments to the temperature control settings when I’m relaxing in front of the fireplace and I don’t want to get up. It’s also convenient to use when our partner and I are at work and we are coming home. The two of us are able to adjust the temperature control settings just right so it will be cozy when we step through the front door.