Fireplaces Require Attention for Safety and Indoor Air Quality

There are many ways to heat your home 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 take place 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 in your Provo area home. Who doesn’t like to curl up next to a fireplace with a blanket and good movie? It almost makes us wish it was always cold. Almost.

Just like your heating and cooling system has to have regular maintenance, it’s in your best interest to take care of your fireplace and schedule yearly inspections to make sure there aren’t any necessary repairs. Heating-related fire is the leading cause of residential fires in rural areas and accounts for 28% of total residential building fires.* Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Provo can come to your home and 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 letting the warm or cool air in your house to escape, causing higher energy bills.

Give us a call at 801-396-0637 for more information or to have Service Experts in Provo 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