A conventional wood fireplace will use up to 10 times the amount of air required by a typical oil or gas furnace. And only a small amount of the air drawn into a fireplace is actually used for combustion; the rest, known as excess or "tramp" air, escapes to the outdoors.
Then, what is the name of a fireplace cover?
Damper - A metal door to close a flue when a fireplace is not in use. Flue - The passageway in the chimney. Hearth - The floor of a fireplace. The part of a hearth which projects into a room may be called the front or outer hearth. Hearthstone - A large stone or other materials used as the hearth material.
What is a natural fireplace?
Natural Gas vs. Wood Burning Fireplaces: Pros and Cons. The typical traditional home fireplace is a single-piece brick hearth with an attached brick chimney. The fireplace consists of a small trap door that opens onto an ash pan (to collect fine ash), a wrought-iron grate to hold kindling and logs.