Fireplaces Require Attention for Safety and Indoor Air Quality

There are a variety of ways to keep your home warm in the cooler months, such as wood fireplace, gas fireplace, radiant heat, electric heat, oil or gas furnace. However, this increases the chances for hazardous events to take place inside the home because some of these can also be a source for danger.

We’re not trying to tell you to stop using your fireplace in your Salt Lake City area home. 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 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 total residential building fires.* Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City can come to your home and make sure your fireplace does not have excess soot and the building is properly insulated.

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

Give us a call at 801-871-8425 for more information or to have Service Experts in Salt Lake City look over your fireplace to inspect it for any problems while walking you through safety and operating tips.

*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention