Home Heating Chimney Systems
Preferred Partner – Guaranteed Chimney
If not properly cleaned, oil burner and gas burner chimneys can become dangerous over time. In oil burner chimneys, soot and clay can build up which prevents fumes from being vented away from your house, and gas burners, especially older ones, similar might have blockages from old terracotta linings causing the same ventilation concerns. Just because you can’t see soot build-up in your gas furnace doesn’t mean there’s no corrosive or dangerous substances in your chimney. Without annual maintenance, dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide can build up and release into the home.
Why You Should Schedule Your Annual Chimney Service:
– Preventing Dangerous Fumes: Obstructions or cracks in your chimney can cause dangerous gases to escape into your home.
– Prevent Damage: Even the most clean-burning, energy-efficient heating systems emit corrosive acids that can cause damage to the inside of your chimney over time.
– Preventing Chimney Fires: Creosote buildup can obstruct airflow in the chimney and is one of the leading causes of chimney fires.
– Avoiding Animal Nests: Nuisance animals including raccoons, squirrels, mice, bats, and birds often nest in chimneys, blocking airflow which can cause your home to fill with smoke or possibly start a fire.
– How often should my chimney be inspected and cleaned?
Since carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas, the Chimney Safety Institute of America and National Fire Protection Agency recommend annual chimney inspections.
– When was the last time you had a chimney cleaning?
If not properly cleaned, oil burner and gas burner chimneys can become dangerous over time. Just because you can’t see soot build-up in your gas furnace doesn’t mean there’s no corrosive or dangerous substances in your chimney. Without the proper system to ventilate your chimney, dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide can build up and release into the air. Don’t put your family at risk by ignoring your chimneys!
Astacio | Sila’s preferred partner for all home heating chimney system services is Guaranteed Home Improvement. Click the link to visit their site, or call us today!