Safety Advisory: Indoor Fireplaces
|There is nothing quite as comforting as the crackle of a warm fire. A fireplace can also be a great alternative heat source in the colder months to help save on oil or gas bills. However, indoor fireplaces can also be dangerous if you don’t exercise proper caution. In fact, the U.S. Fire administration says that over one-third of all house fires in rural areas are a result of home heating. The most common hazard is the buildup of creosote, a tar-like substance that can ignite when it mixes with hot air in your chimney.|
There are a few simple, but important things you can do to keep your home and family safe while enjoying your indoor fireplace.
|Fireplaces provide beautiful natural fire and can give off significant heat to warm your living space through the winter. Whether you are using an electric fireplace, wood-burning fireplace or the new gel fuel fireplace, following these important safety tips can ensure you safely enjoy all that an indoor fireplace has to offer.|
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