Fireplaces

Fireplaces Require Attention for Safety and Indoor Air Quality

There are many ways to keep your home warm in the brisk 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 against having a fireplace in your Canada area home. Who doesn’t like to curl up next to a fireplace with a blanket and hot drink? It almost makes us wish it was always cold. Almost.

Just like your heating and cooling system needs regular maintenance, it’s recommended that you take the time to take care of your fireplace and schedule annual inspections to make certain 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 the residential building fires.* Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Canada performs inspections and can make sure your fireplace doesn’t contain excess soot and the building is properly insulated.

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

Give us a call at 866-397-3787 for more information or to have Service Experts in Canada 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