I entirely forgot about opening the flue for the fireplace

When my wife and I finally bought a home, we were really happy that the house had a fireplace. We had never used a fireplace so we really didn’t know much about it. It was recommended to us that we always get a chimney sweep to clean everything out before using the fireplace for the winter months. When we first started using the fireplace and the 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 my wife said that I probably 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. So I put out the fire and waited for a little while and then I was able to reach a pole up to open the flue. Then I was happy when we were able to use the fireplace without the smoke coming into the house. The fireplace was very relaxing and comfortable. I also decided to install a smart thermostat to adjust the temperature control settings for the furnace. I really love that smart thermostat especially while using the fireplace because I can easily 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 my wife and I are at work and we are coming home. We are able to adjust the temperature control settings just right so it will be cozy when we step through the front door.
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