If an energy efficient living room is your goal, there are tips that can put this goal within reach. One of these tips includes paying closer attention to your fireplace. If the fireplace isn’t in use, then you should make sure that the flue damper is closed. This will keep all of your heated or cooled air inside your home.
Your chimney works because of the difference between outdoor and indoor temperatures. The updraft draws smoke out of your home and into the outside air. However, even when you don’t have the fireplace going, it can take your home’s air and push it outside. If you have an inflatable chimney plug, you can save money on heating and cooling because it seals it off when not in use.