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January 22, 2009

Winterize Your Home: Ditch Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

Gas fireplace Though we're already well into winter, many of us are still seeking green solutions to keeping our living spaces warm and comfy. This week's tips are about how to winterize your home in ecofriendly ways.

Tip #3: Ditch Your Wood-Burning Fireplace

Wood-burning fireplaces spout excessive heat and pollution out the chimney – and rapidly burn through logged wood. To keep your hearth and its heating abilities green, switch its energy source to natural gas. While using fossil fuels is never ideal, in the case of fireplaces, doing so definitely leaves a smaller footprint.

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