Drafty fireplace...is there help?
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 unbareable on cold days because of the draft coming through the fireplace. And to me, it doesn't seem like it should be like that. The brick hearth is so cold you can't even sit on it. Is there anything we can do or have the builder do to insulate it better or fix the drafts? Any suggestions are welcome. Here is a link to the owners manual of the fireplace that was installed: