What is a Rumford fireplace?
Rumford fireplaces are some of the most efficient fireplaces ever designed. They are tall and shallow to reflect more heat, and have streamlined throats which eliminate turbulence and carry away smoke with little loss of heated room air. Developed in 1796 by Count Rumford, Thomas Jefferson even used the design at Monticello.
With today’s extensive restoration of old and historic houses and the renewed popularity of early American and classical architecture in new construction, Rumford fireplaces are enjoying a comeback. Rumford fireplaces require more time and materials to build, as well as the advanced expertise of a master mason certified in their construction. Fire-Safe Chimney Sweeps is one of the few companies in Maryland certified to build your Rumford fireplace.