Easy to follow DIY troubleshooting guides to help you fix common fireplace issues and problems at home.
Brief History & Working Principle of Fireplaces
The concept of warming oneself in the frigid mornings and evenings of winter goes back to the primal age. Back in the old days, people used to lit up fires in caves and in open places to make themselves warm.
As time passed, this fire was even lit up in the tents of the individuals. These huts had ventilation holes for providing easy pathway for the smoke to exit.
Then in the Middle Ages, hearths were being used. It was the base of a fireplace. It was the place for the burning of logs. There was usually a path at the top for the ventilation for smoke.
To improve the ventilation of smoke, different techniques were being implemented. Smoke canopies and louvers were used for this purpose.
Then chimneys were introduced in the 11/12th century. These were not easily accessible. Later on in the 17th and 18th century, the chimneys and fireplaces saw many improvements in terms of their airflow and ventilation.
Benjamin Franklin greatly made many improvements to the design of the chimneys and fireplaces.
Fireplaces are still in use today with a stable system of ventilation and air flow.
There are many types of fireplaces these days like electric and gas fireplaces.