Fireplaces and how they work, this should help you understand more about your mechanical functions in your home.
The Traditional way of fireplaces is a wood, but people nowadays are concerned about global warming and Carbon dioxide emissions. So conventional wood-burning fireplaces have evolved to mitigate some of the air pollution problems associated with them. Today a variety of options are available that produce heat with much less pollution.
Combustion appliances and fixtures such as fireplaces, wood stoves, pellet stoves, and furnaces must vent their smoke and other toxic combustion gases through a flue or chimney. Chimneys are designed to capture and carry smoke and hot gases up and away. To pull smoke and gasses away by natural convection, a chimney is typically tall—from fireplace to a couple of feet above the roof. Though traditional chimneys vent out the roof, some of today’s high-efficiency fireplaces and other combustion appliances can vent out through a wall.
Conventional chimneys have traditionally been built of brick and mortar, lined with fireproof flue tiles, and capped with mortar to seal the top against weather. But today, newer, easier-to-install types of chimneys are made of metal and sold as prefabricated kits. These are much easier to build and, in the event of an earthquake or other disaster, are less likely to fall.
Most chimneys handle their important job admirably, but a chimney that is in disrepair or is ill-maintained not only wastes energy but can also be a safety hazard
In the case of combustion fireplaces, at the same time that smoke and combustion gasses are vented away from interior living areas through a flue or chimney, oxygen-filled combustion air is drawn into the burning chamber. Unless a fireplace has glass doors and a vent that draws combustion air from outdoors, it can extract more warmth from a home than it delivers. Those same convection currents that carry smoke up the chimney can also pull expensively-heated interior air from the room, sending it out through the chimney.
A fireplace’s hearth and facade may be made of brick, rock, concrete, marble, granite, tile, or other related, non-combustible materials. Codes and common sense restrict how close to the opening combustible materials—such as wood paneling, wood flooring, or wallboard—may be located. But the rest of the fireplace may be constructed in a variety of ways, depending upon the type.
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