We've lived in our house for almost 5 years (on Dec 8th). We have a fireplace (my 1st fireplace ever) & have never used it. The realtor lady said that it had never been used & the house was built in 1982. Each year I say that we use it at least once this year. Maybe on Christmas day or New year's eve. It never happens. So I am setting a goal, right here on my blog, we will use our fireplace before the end of 2013.