Fireplaces Require Attention for Safety and Indoor Air Quality

There are a variety of ways to heat up your home in the colder months, such as wood fireplace, gas fireplace, radiant heat, electric heat, oil or gas furnace. However, using more of these items increases the opportunity for hazardous events to happen inside the home because some of these can also be a source for danger.

We’re not against having a fireplace in your Niagara Falls area home. Who doesn’t like to curl up next to 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, you need to take care of your fireplace and schedule yearly 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 in Niagara Falls performs inspections and can make sure your fireplace is free of 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, leading to higher energy bills.

Give us a call at 289-273-2229 for more information or to have Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Niagara Falls take a look at your fireplace to inspect it for any issues while walking you through safety and operating tips.

*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention