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Heating and Cooling Your Log Home at

Obviously, our forefathers didn't worry an excessive amount of about heating their log cabins. Big fireplaces didn't have problem starting to warm up the main one or two rooms they lived in. Obviously since log homes are family-sized, people often have the sense that there are different things about how exactly they are heated, and the great news is the fact that a typical system will act as well in a log home like a traditional structure. Almost all log homes are built with a minimum of one fireplace. Initially, we believed that our beautiful soapstone woodstove would heat the whole house, and we would use our forced-air propane heat like a backup. Alas, we were incorrectly. Because there exists a cathedral ceiling with a big loft, heat in the stove goes directly upstairs, requiring two fans to recalculate the nice and cozy air. We expected this, but we also thought heat would expand sideways into the remaining open floor space (dining area and kitchen). This is not on your lifetime! Even located on the couch about 15 feet from the stove, I want a coverlet. I’m uncomfortably chilly in the kitchen area. I believe that if we had a regular ceiling, heat might have gone where we expected it; however the amount of the cathedral ceiling threw off our calculations. Also, the soapstone stove is designed to be run 24/7, and because both of us work for a full time income, the stove doesn't get thrilled before the evening at
This woodstove needs to be heated slowly in the risk of cracking the stone, so by the time it's really cooking we're ready for bed at
Old-fashioned fireplaces traditionally sucked all of the heated air out of the room, but modern designs tend to be more efficient at recalculating the heat. The most energy-efficient fireplace is built in the heart of the house, so the stack heat is not lost to the outside. Outside stacks can make back drafts when the fire is extinguished, making a new fire more difficult to light. If you are planning multiple fireplaces, putting a couple of them back-to-back (facing adjoining rooms) provides you with the chance to build one chimney with two flues. Or you could place a fireplace above your furnace, again allowing two flues within the same chimney. A direct-vent fireplace will get rid of the chimney, but you'll have to learn how to hide the vent on the exterior wall. Or, if you use a wood-stove, you could run the pipe with the wall and upright the outside, building a box round the pipe to simulate a chimney. Depending on the look you would like, you may want to leave the pipe inside the room and send it over the top. This gives more heat at comfortsolutionstc. ...

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