Who We Are
Serving West Central Ohio Since 1973
Located in St. Henry, Ohio, Bushur's Refrigeration, Inc. is truly a family owned and operated business. Founded in 1973 by Jerry and Janice Buschur, the business has grown to include their six sons and five daughters. For over thirty years, Buschur's Refrigeration has been the heating and cooling company of choice for West Central Ohio -- it's a name you can trust.READ MORE
If you love to cozy up to a warm fire during cold winter nights, make sure you're not letting energy escape out the chimney along with the smoke. A wood-burning fireplace is one of the most inefficient ways to heat a room.
Here's why: hot air rises, so the majority of the air warmed by the fire goes up the chimney -- only a small percentage finds its way into the room. The warm air leaving the room is replaced by cold air from other areas of the house. If your furnace or other heating system is running while the fireplace is going, you're consuming energy to heat air that's being drawn into the fireplace and right up the chimney.
If you can't bear to give up your woodburning fireplace, follow these tips to reduce your energy loss:
Keep the damper closed whenever the fireplace isn't being used — leaving a damper open is the equivalent of keeping a two-foot-square window wide open
- Check the seal on the damper by closing it off and holding a piece of tissue paper inside the firebox. If drafts blow the tissue paper around, repair or replace the damper.
- When using the fireplace, turn down the furnace to 50-55 degrees, close doors leading into the room, and open one window a crack to allow air to circulate.
- Tight-fitting glass doors can prevent air from escaping out the chimney; they also improve the combustion efficiency while the fire is going.
- Add caulking around the fireplace hearth.