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Choking on Fireplace Smoke?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

If there’s a time of year when you want to use your home’s fireplace, it’s the holidays. Nothing brings about the warm ambience of winter holidays like a toasty fire. Unless, of course, you are lighting your fire only to find that smoke is adorning your Christmas stockings rather than roasting chestnuts. The last thing you want is to ruin a holiday gathering by filling a room with backed-up fireplace smoke, so let the pros from Design Air, Inc. help resolve this issue for you before your holiday gathering.

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Is Your Fireplace Ready for Fall and Winter?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

It’s that time of year when there’s a crispness in the air, enough to take the chill out of your home. If you have a fireplace, you know how easy it is to get warm air circulating without having to turn on your heating system. However, a dirty fireplace can cause a lot of issues, and the best way to make sure your chimney and fireplace are ready for the season is to schedule your Design Air, Inc., technician. Now is a great time of year to get your fireplace ready for the upcoming cold weather. Why is this important? Here are some of the most common reasons:

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Clean Your Fireplace Now and Get Ahead of the Heating Season!

Monday, July 13th, 2015

At this time of the year, you are thinking of cooling down, not heating up. But this is exactly why you’ll want to schedule your fireplace for annual maintenance. If you are like a lot of homeowners with active fireplaces, you probably use your fireplace to offset your whole house heating. This means that your fireplace has to be in good shape in order to do so, and nothing gets your chimney ready to work better than an annual cleaning.

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Maintaining Safe Fireplaces in Nanuet, NY

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Whatever the time of year, maintaining the safety of your fireplace in Nanuet, NY home should be a high priority. Fire in the home is hazardous to the structural integrity of your house, your belongings, and, most importantly, your family. With proper installation and routine maintenance, you should be able to steer clear of many problems while you enjoy the comfort and warmth of your fireplace. In this post, we’d like to give you some tips about how to keep your fireplace safe.

  • Routine professional inspection: Whatever type of fireplace you have in your home, you need to make sure that it is safe at all times. The best way to ensure this is to set up a professional annual inspection. A pro will check the levels of creosote in your chimney and recommend cleaning where necessary. He’ll also be able to take a close, detailed look at the masonry of your chimney.
  • Keep the area surrounding your hearth clear of debris: This is especially important. While a well-designed and installed fireplace does everything it can to prevent fires in the home, all it takes is one misplaced spark on your living room carpet.
  • Use a metal mesh screen: If you have an open hearth, make sure you use a metal mesh screen at all times. This is not a fail-safe option, and is not as safe as glass doors, but it is an important preventive measure.
  • Never use flammable liquids to start a fire: This may seem like a no-brainer, but it bears repeating.
  • Use appropriate fuel: Use seasoned hardwood. Soft and moist wood will only increase the levels of creosote in your chimney.
  • Never leave a fire unattended: Enough said.
  • Install a spark arrestor: A spark arrestor is a device used widely in various types of electrical and mechanical equipment. For present purposes, a spark arrestor is a device installed at the top of a flue that prevents floating embers from catching fire when they land on the roof or outside the home. This is a must-have if your chimney is near your neighbor’s property.

There are numerous further ways to keep your fireplace safe all year long. But we hope you find these helpful. For comprehensive Nanuet, NY fireplace services, call Design Air Inc. today! 

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