Fireplaces Require Attention for Safety and Indoor Air Quality

There are many ways to heat up your home in the brisk months, such as wood fireplace, gas fireplace, radiant heat, electric heat, oil or gas furnace. However, this increases the possibility of hazardous events to occur inside the home because many of these can also be a source for danger.

We’re not against having a fireplace in your Overland Park area home. Who doesn’t like to curl up in front of 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 has to have 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 all the residential building fires.* Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Overland Park performs inspections and can 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 816-787-0500 for more information or to have Neal Harris Service Experts in Overland Park 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