When is the last time you turned on your fireplace? In some homes, turning on an older fireplace is too much of a risk, especially if a technician or inspector has already deemed their fireplace a potential safety hazard. This is one of the reason homeowners seek out new fireplace installation. Or, perhaps they crave a new style of fireplace or need it to run on a different type of fuel source. A fireplace may also be installed in a new home or one without a fireplace present.
Whatever the reason for new fireplace installation, we often hear the same question: is fireplace installation safe? At Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning, we can make sure your new fireplace installation goes smoothly when you schedule service with someone on our team of qualified experts.
Generally speaking, fireplace installation is just as safe—or unsafe—as any other heating installation. Any heating system that runs on natural gas comes along with an additional risk. But this risk is significantly lower if you call professionals for installation. Heating technicians who have experience installing gas fireplaces make sure to follow every possible safety precaution, inspecting your new fireplace carefully to make sure that everything is working correctly and that the chance of a gas leak is low.
A quality technician can give you tips and answer questions about the safest way to operate your new heating system. And when you continue to call the technician for annual inspections and maintenance, you can feel confident that your fireplace is operating in the safest manner possible.
If gas leaks are your main concern, you might consider alternative fuel sources. Wood-burning stoves add vintage charm to any home, although those with small children in the home may worry about having this type of fireplace as well. In this case, you might consider an electric fireplace. While it may cost a little more to operate, the safety benefits cannot be beat.
Call the experts at Dynamic Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning for HVAC services in Farmington. We have technicians on staff trained specifically in fireplace installation, so you can make sure that your home is in good hands. Call us today!