Many Las Vegans use their furnace to heat homes in winter but some have a gas or electric fireplace in Las Vegas. However, if you’re one of the lucky ones with a wood burning fireplace, you’ll stay warm and toasty all winter long burning your favorite kindling. And whether you have an indoor fireplace or an outdoor fire pit, you’ll want to build a fire that’s safe, easy and burns for a long time.
For indoor and wood burning fireplaces, an annual cleaning by a professional is suggested. Creosote can build up in the flue and increase the risk of a chimney fire. Open the fireplace damper before lighting a fire to keep smoke going up and out of your house. Use a grate in your fireplace to increase air flow around the fire, and to stop burning logs from rolling out. Placing a fireplace screen in front of your fireplace can help prevent sparks from flying out into the room.
While newer homes and apartments in Las Vegas have gas fireplaces, the more established areas still have traditional fireplaces. For the experienced fireplace owner, most use the tried and true method for a fuss-free fire called the “Upside Down Method”. The fire starts at the top and burns its way downward.
Don’t have a fireplace, but still want to stay warm this winter? An inspection of your air vents can help detect any new leaks or problems. Call Superior Heating & Air today and we’ll do a full inspection of your furnace and air vents to be sure your heater runs efficiently all season long. Our experience technicians are ready to help when you’re ready at (702) 324-7597.
Superior Heating & Air is a family owned company servicing the heating and cooling needs for all of Southern Nevada. When you need the job done on time and on budget, call Superior.