Is is supposed to be cold and drafty right under the firepace where the pilot, the fan and propane line are located when the fireplace is off? when I say cold we had temperature reading as low as 29f. It is a new house the builder is saying it's built to the code and the heat and glo tech did not find anything wrong on the installation, he also checked with a "snake camera" for insulation, it's there.
so is is worth it to remove the fireplace (we would need to remove the stone facade) and add more insulation behind, all around the box?
When it's on we can feel the heat but how much frigid air are we warming up?