Fireplaces Require Attention for Safety and Indoor Air Quality

There are many ways to keep your home warm in the colder months, such as wood fireplace, gas fireplace, radiant heat, electric heat, oil or gas furnace. Unfortunately, winter increases the chances for hazardous events to happen inside the home because many of these can also be a source for danger.

We’re not trying to tell you to stop using your fireplace. Who doesn’t like to curl up by a fireplace with a blanket and good book? It almost makes us wish it was always cold. Almost.

Just like your heating and cooling system requires regular maintenance, it’s in your best interest to take care of your fireplace and schedule regular inspections to ensure there aren’t any necessary repairs. Heating-related fire is the leading cause of residential fires in rural areas and accounts for 28% of all residential building fires.* Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help with the inspection and make sure your fireplace does not have excess soot and the building is properly insulated.

When you aren’t using your fireplace, be sure the damper is properly closed. If it’s not, that can lead to both indoor air pollutants and letting the warm or cool air in your house to escape, causing higher energy bills.

Give us a call at 866-397-3787 for more information or to have Service Experts check out your fireplace to inspect it for any issues while walking you through safety and operating tips.

*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention