There are many ways to heat your home in the brisk months, such as wood fireplace, gas fireplace, radiant heat, electric heat, oil or gas furnace. However, this increases the opportunity for hazardous events to take place inside the home because several of these can also be a source for danger.
We’re not against having a fireplace in your Kitchener area home. Who doesn’t like to curl up by a fireplace with a blanket and good movie? It almost makes us wish it was cold all year round. 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 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 all the residential building fires.* Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Kitchener can come to your home and make sure your fireplace is free of 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 allowing the warm or cool air in your house to escape, causing higher energy bills.
Give us a call at 519-804-1617 for more information or to have Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts in Kitchener 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