There are a variety of ways to keep your home warm 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 chances for hazardous events to take place inside the home because several of these can also be a source for danger.
We aren’t telling you to forget about using a fireplace in your Boise 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 the time. Almost.
Just like your heating and cooling system needs regular maintenance, it’s recommended that you take the time to take care of your fireplace and schedule yearly 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 all residential building fires.* TML Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Boise 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, be 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 208-488-4892 for more information or to have TML Service Experts in Boise 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