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  • There Might be a Hole in Your Ceiling Letting the Cold In

    [caption id="attachment_8530" align="alignleft" width="200"] Fix a drafty fireplace with style[/caption]

    Let's say there's a hole in your living room ceiling that leads out to the frigid outdoors. What would you do about it? Unless you like a drafty house and insane heating bills, you're probably the kinda of homeowner or renter who'd like to cover that up. Where is this heat-sucking hole? Its probably in the coziest room in your house and it probably looks gorgeous: it's your fireplace. Well, more specifically, its your chimney but the fireplace is the first line of defense against letting all that hot air in.

    Unfortunately, the chimney damper probably isn't going to do enough in blocking heat loss and drafts for your home. This article from eHow give a few insightful ways to block the chimney, from permanent solutions like bricking over the fireplace to quick, cheap but still effective fixes like blocks of styrofoam. Each has their own pro and con list so check it out.

    And for more tips on winterizing your home, take a look at our blog. And if you’re looking for a house for rent in Cleveland, OH, take a look at our Cleveland rental properties and call Reilly Painting and Contracting for all your Home Mechanic and remodeling needs. If you’re looking to rent out your home at any time of the year, we are also a property management company for anyone looking to rent out a home without the hassle.

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