On the coldest winter days, nothing beats getting cozy next to a warm, crackling fireplace. Like any major appliance in your home, a fireplace – whether gas or wood-burning – needs seasonal maintenance to prepare it for frequent usage when outside temperatures drop.
Here’s how you can prepare your home’s fireplace for the upcoming winter months:
If you have a wood-burning fireplace:
If you have a gas fireplace:
Regardless of the type of fireplace in your home, you should always clean and dust your unit regularly and especially before the first use of the season. This is also a great time to test your home’s smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
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