A crackling fire in the fireplace is often just the remedy to add a little extra warmth to an area of your home. Most of us love sitting by a warm fireplace. There’s something about the smell, the feeling, and the sipping of hot cocoa that brings comfort.
If you use a fireplace to supplement your heat when the weather turns cold, make sure it has been recently cleaned from chimney to hearth to prevent the risk of a fire. Failure to clean the creosote that builds up inside the chimney is a leading cause of home fires. Make sure your fireplace chimney is cleaned once a year by a professional chimney sweep and that you use a glass or metal mesh screen in front of the fireplace opening to prevent hot cinders from escaping into the room. More fire prevention tips are available at usfa.fema.gov and here.
To ensure your heating equipment is ready for the winter, contact Hillside HVAC for maintenance. Call us in Delaware at (302) 738-4144 and in Maryland at (410) 398-2146. We look forward to serving you.<