There are a lot of ways to heat up your home in the cooler 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 aren’t telling you to forget about using a fireplace in your London 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 cold all the time. 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 total residential building fires.* Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in London can help with the inspection and make sure your fireplace doesn’t contain 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, causing higher energy bills.
Give us a call at 226-270-1164 for more information or to have Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts in London 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