Month-to-month fees vary by usage and season for each State. However, in 2011, Americans are paying roughly 2 percent more per month on utilities compared to the same time in 2010. We have created a calculator with each State's average monthly utility cost factored into a five (5) year term, minis the cost of adding a "fireplace Love custom made fireplace cover" to your fireplace. This calculation proves that everyone that owns a fireplace, will pay for a fireplace cover, the only unanswered question is - who will pocket the savings. Choose your State below and automatically discover the money you will be saving with your custom made fireplace cover!
Energy costs are soaring! While homeowners are frantically looking for ways to save money, most don't realize that their dollars are readily escaping through one of the biggest holes in their home - their fireplace.
Like a door or window, fireplaces are one of the most inefficient sources in the home. In order to prevent the loss of the HEATING and/or AIR-CONDITIONING, that you pay in utility cost for maintaining your winter or summer comfort levels within your home. By weather stripping and/or covering the fireplace, several benefits are achieved including improved comfort, energy conservation, reduced energy costs, reduced noise, and improved indoor air quality.
In a 1990 study designed to measure the leakage area of fireplace with and without the damper
closed, Energy Options Northwest had this impressive finding; the effective leakage area (ELA) of the fireplace dampers averaged about 30 square inches when closed. As a frame of reference, the total ELA of typical houses built to moderately tight standards is between 70 and 120 square inches.
These results demonstrate that by weather stripping and/or covering the fireplace, the total effective leakage area (ELA) of the house can be reduced by 25 – 43%.
Although there are several ways to prevent your home, as well as, your wealth from being sucked up your chimney such as a plastic sheet, installation board, or with a little more discretion...an inflatable balloon. For the person of distinction, nothing on the market today, can SAVE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY BEAUTIFYING YOUR HOME, LIKE A FIREPLACE LOVE CUSTOM FIREPLACE COVER!
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