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if the house has a fireplace be sure to find out whether it's gas or wood, how old it is, whether or not it works, is in good repair, whether or not it's drafty or has a good working flue hatch. If the hatch is warped or doesn't seal properly you'll be dealing with drafts when the fireplace is not on. Also find out how recently the chimney's been cleaned.
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