A fireplace may create a beautiful and romantic setting, so don't kill the romance with a smoke-filled room. Knowing about the proper operation of your fireplace can help you safely enjoy it. Take this quiz to see whether you know how to have a fire without smoke.
According to the National Home Builders Association, what percent of home buyers would like to have a family room fireplace?
In medieval castles, what was the use of indoor fireplaces?
Standard fireplaces are an _____________ source of heat.
Why is proper fireplace venting important?
Modern fireplaces are most valued for their _____________ value.
What is a fireplace hearth made of?
What is the location of the firebox?
inside the fireplace
inside the chimney
outside the fireplace
What is the purpose of the surround?
protects the walls around the fireplace
vents the smoke
protects the floor from sparks
What material is the flue constructed of?
What is the purpose of a smoke chamber?
joins the fireplace to the flue
prevents smoke buildup
A smoke shelf prevents _________ from dropping into the fireplace.
A fireplace feature that is a helpful when cleaning your fireplace is a:
Why does a chimney cap rotate?
block wind gusts
prevent ash buildup
How many ways can heat be transferred?
What is the best wood to burn in a fireplace?
hickory or ash
oak or hard maple
What is kindling?
small pieces of wood
easy ignited wood
When should you use a fire accelerator such as lighter fluid?
What type of fireplace produces a clean and efficient source of heat?
gas fireplace insert
What should you keep handy when using a fireplace?
Smoke from a fireplace may aggravate what health conditions?