Fireplace Draft Problems

Stop drafts, save money!

Cold, drafty rooms are a very common complaint with owners of fireplaces. Rooms have been described as "cold as meat lockers" in the winter. This is because uncovered fireplace openings are like leaving a window open all winter long!

During the summer, uncovered fireplace openings let out all of that nice, expensive A/C air. Do you really want to be paying the electric company more than you need to?

Solution - Draft Decor's Vent Covers, Flue Covers & Termination Cap Covers!

The best way to stop fireplace drafts is to seal up your fireplace opening by installing Draft Decor's Flue-zee Flue Covers, Magnetic Vent Covers or Termination Cap Covers.

Draft Decor products compliment each other and are versatile, too! There are two kinds of drafts - vent drafts and flue drafts. Our Magnetic Vent Covers stop drafts from vents circulating cold air. Our Flue-zee and our Termination Cap Cover deal with the draft of outside air coming in through your flue. Our Flue-zee can be used inside Direct Vent fireplaces to cover the flue from the inside - the glass front needs to be removed. If you have any questions on using our products please call or email. We are happy to help you troubleshoot and get the best solution.

Imagine leaving a window open all winter long -- the heat loss, cold drafts and wasted energy! If you have tried or are using The Chimney Balloon or a similar product, you will get an added benefit using Draft Decor with the Chimney Balloon. The Chimney Balloon does not block the air coming in your vents. So, use both!

Magnetic Fireplace Vent Covers

Vent Covers

Magnetic Fireplace Flue Covers

Flue Covers

Fireplace Direct Vent Covers

Cap Covers


Common Fireplace Draft Complaints

"We have a gas fireplace that's very drafty when not used. It has a metal frame. Anyone have a suggestion on how I can stop the draft?"
Answer: Use our magnetic fireplace vent covers to stop the draft instantly!

Fireplace Vent Cover

"How can I save money on my gas and electric bill?" 
Answer: Use any of our products to prevent air from leaking into your home. Conserve energy and save money on utility bills.

"We just moved into a new house and the fireplace the builder put in is VERY drafty. There are vents above and below the actual fireplace and that is where most of the air comes through. We had gas logs put in when the house was being built and they give off no heat. But our family room is almost unbearable on cold days because of the draft coming through the fireplace. And to me, it doesn't seem like it should be like that. What can we do?"
Answer: Cover those vents with our magnetic fireplace vent covers to stop the draft instantly!

"I purchased a new home with a prefabricated fireplace that was installed by the builder. For the first few years, because of relatively warm winters, we didn't notice the fireplace was sucking in a steady stream of cold air - a dastardly deed known as "backdrafting." But during the last two much-colder winters, our family room was like a meat locker. "
Answer: If you have vents, you can install our magnetic fireplace vent covers. Otherwise, our Flue-zee Flue Covers are a great option to stop the leaking air.

"We have a gas fire place in our den on the outer wall. It does not have a chimney - it has a vent straight behind outside that looks like a cylinder behind it with vent looking things. It has a glass panel on the front so you just "see" the fire. Here are my problems:   1. The lower vent below the glass panel is pushing in tons of cold air during the winter and in the summer when the A/C goes on tons of warm outside air gets sucked in through this vent. Our couch is next to it and we freeze in the winter. "
Answer: Install our magnetic fireplace vent cover on the lower vent to stop the inner air circulation from coming inside. Use our Direct Vent Fireplace Termination Cap Cover on the outside cap to stop the cold outside air from coming in through the flue.

"I have a Marco Clean Face - Insulated (model D41CFI) fireplace built on top of concrete slab.  When the fireplace is not in use there is a constant draft coming through the bottom vent.  The damper and air inlet valves are closed.  I installed glass doors and caulked around the fireplace, but drafts still come in.  I live in NY where temperatures at times drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.  I was thinking of covering the vent and removing the cover when I start a fire.  What else can I do? "
Answer: Use our magnetic fireplace vent covers to stop the draft instantly!

"Why am I feeling a cold draft from my fireplace?"
Answer: There are several possible causes of feeling cold air from a wood fireplace. You will want to make sure the flu is closed. If your vents do not have an open/close feature then you need to cover the vents when the fireplace is not in use.  You will stop the cold drafty air in the winter and keep warm humid air from coming in during the summer months. Use our magnetic fireplace vent cover to stop the inner cold air circulation from the vents. Use our flue cover to stop the outside air from coming in through the flue.

We recently bought a 1996 house which has a Majestic gas fireplace. With the cold weather now, we notice a lot of cold air coming in through the bottom vents of the fireplace. What does one do to prevent that? Any suggestions? Any ideas appreciated.
Answer: Use our magnetic fireplace vent covers and you will no longer have cold air leaking in from your fireplace.

We have a superior DVT8-CENS direct vent gas fireplace. I am getting a cold draft from the bottom vent, top of unit where the fireplace meets the mantle and even the surrounding area where floor meets mantle. This unit is five years old and was installed when the home was built. The dog house is vinyl siding and there is an 8 inch vent out the back of it. I am going to make the assumption that the builder put no insulation or poorly insulated the fireplace based on the fact that I am getting drafts from all over. I also looked at the bottom of the fireplace and saw the gas pipe goes through a square cut out in the fireplace. The cut out around the pipe was not insulated or taped so air is also coming in from the doghouse.  Air feels like a refrigerator under my fireplace.
Answer: Try our Direct Vent Fireplace Termination Cap Cover on the outside vent.

I have a Heatilator EC36 woodburning fireplace. Cold air leaks through the front face vents of the fireplace. When not in use, there is a cold draft coming in the living room on the floor. How can I minimize the cold draft from coming in when the fireplace is not in use?  Please any suggestions, do it yourself or materials on how to minimize the cold draft coming in through the fireplace front vents?
Answer: Use our magnetic fireplace vent covers to stop the draft instantly!

We have a new direct-vent gas fireplace installed flush to the wall in a new home. There is an icy cold draft coming from the face of the unit, mainly at the bottom where the controls are but the draft can be felt all around. The room gets uncomfortably cold and is unusable without the fireplace burning.
Answer: Try our Direct Vent Fireplace Termination Cap Cover on the outside vent.

I'm having the same problem with regards to drafty direct vent fireplace. It feels like there is a window open it's so drafty at the bottom louvers. It really annoys me when it's cold out as it makes the family room very cold. It was windy last night so I opened the bottom louver and felt around underneath, seems like a good majority of the air coming in is around the corners of the combustion (for lack of right terminology) metal box.
Answer: Try our Direct Vent Fireplace Termination Cap Cover on the outside vent.

We moved into a 7 year old house with a gas fireplace that allows cold air to come in during the winter. The unit draft comes in from underneath the glass enclosed portion. This unit vents to the outside.  How can we fix this? Does anyone know how to prevent this draft and still use the fireplace. Right now we have to put a blanket there to block the draft!
Answer: Try our Direct Vent Fireplace Termination Cap Cover on the outside vent.

How do I stop a cold draft coming from my fireplace or woodstove chimney?
Answer: The problem exists with most metal double wall fireplaces in cold climates. There is nothing between you and the outside temperatures except a piece of sheet metal. So, the entire firebox gets very cold and acts more like refrigerators when they are not being used.  You can cover the vent when you are not using the fireplace. Our vent covers are a magnetic vinyl material. Make certain that you take it off before you start a fire.   

My fireplace is cold and drafty making for a cold house.  How can I  live comfortably & stop giving money away to the gas company?
Answer: all of our products will save you money on your gas bill!

I am having a similar problem. I have a superior wood burning fireplace. The draft is coming through the bottom louvers as well.
Answer: Use our magnetic fireplace vent covers to stop the draft instantly!

I paid 5K for a "85 percent energy efficient" unit to replace my 20 percent efficient wood burning fireplace. Did I make a huge mistake? I have blankets stuffed around the face when not in use. Pathetic!
Answer: all of our products will make your unit more energy efficient!

The room is ice cold when not in use and my energy bills for a 2000 square foot home have gone from $260 per month to $368 per month. Energy efficient, my foot! I bought it from Saratoga Fireplace in upstate NY and they are incompetent! Never should have gone there! Any ideas from folks in the know? -Peeved in NY
Answer: Try any Draft Decor product to save money on your energy bills!

I have a Heat & Glo direct vent fireplace and have the same problem mentioned by others - cold air coming into the room. When the outside temperature gets in the 20s, the room temperature goes down to 64/65 degrees and frost forms on the metal edges of the fireplace screen. I should have gone with a wood burning fireplace like I had in my other house. No way would I ever install one of these Heat & Glo fireplaces again. It is like trying to heat a room with the window open. Most worthless piece of crap I have ever seen.
Answer: Draft Decor's fireplace products will make you love your fireplace again!