How can I get more heat out of my fireplace?

my unfinished fireplace - my unfinished fireplace
@thumper2 (127)
United States
December 31, 2006 3:36pm CST
How can I get more heat out of my fireplace? I am burning hardwoods like oak and hickory and I always have the blower on but it still doesn't put out the heat I thought it would. Any suggestions from experienced fireplace owners. (the photo attached is of my fireplace before I got all the rock on.)
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@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
2 Jan 07
You might also want to see if the flue (chimney) needs cleaning if there is a lot of gunk in there it wouldn't give off as much heat.