Bay Area sees unprecedented 10th straight 'Winter Spare the Air' alert
Original post made on Dec 17, 2013
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on Dec 17, 2013 at 11:23 am
WHAT A JOKE ! ON THE COLDEST NIGHTS OF THE YEAR, YOU ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO HAVE FIRE IN YOUR FIREPLACE ! JUST REMEMBER, ALL IT TAKES IS AN "OUT OF ORDER / NON WORKING FURNACE" AND YOU CAN HAVE A FIRE, LEGALLY. ITS A SHAME MY FURNACE DOESN'T WORK AND I CAN'T AFFORD TO REPAIR / REPLACE IT. GUESS I WILL HAVE TO HAVE ANOTHER FIRE TONIGHT ! MERRY CHRISTMAS.
on Dec 17, 2013 at 11:52 am
I don't know about you but I don't want to light my fireplace on the coldest nights. To prevent carbon monoxide buildup in the house, I have to leave the fireplace flue open all night even after the fire is out (or stay up all night feeding the fire). And since the flue is open, the central furnace has to stay off all night.
It's more comfortable to not light a fireplace, leave the fireplace flue closed, and lower the furnace to a "nighttime level" (about 62 F for us) so that the house doesn't get too cold overnight.
on Dec 17, 2013 at 12:14 pm
Sam, I know what you're referring to, but a fire in an efficient wood stove or fireplace will mitigate having to have the heater on for hours while the fire is burning. This should offset having the flue en and the furnace on while you're in bed. It should be a wash and you'll get to enjoy the cozy, radiant heat from the fire in the room where you'll be spending most of your time.