Do you know anything about wood-burning fire places?
So we got ours started for the first time this season, and at first all the smoke was in the house. It took opening a bunch of windows and messing with the flu a bunch to fix it... which actually DROPPED the temp of the house, to 65*.
We've since had the fire going since about 2pm. Three hours or so? And the house temp is still 65*. It burns pretty good, we have lots of wood to burn, etc, but we can't get the main floor temp to go up. My nose is runny and I'm wearing a billion layers. I don't wanna turn the heat on because tomorrow it's supposed to be 60's and 70's!
Anyway, I was hoping to at least have a nice warm living room...what kind of wood should we be burning? How can we generate more heat without getting crazy amounts of smoke?