KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TN Fireplace & Chimney, East Tennessee's leading chimney care company and a proud supporter of Tennessee football, reminds homeowners that summer maintenance is an easy, affordable way to ensure top performance from your fireplace or wood stove this winter.
A professional inspection and routine maintenance now prepares your fireplace or stove for heavy use when cold weather arrives. In addition to providing maximum comfort and efficiency, regular maintenance can extend the life of your fireplace equipment or chimney, reducing the risk of fires and breakdowns and saving homeowners money.
"Putting in the recommended seasonal upkeep for your fireplace and chimneys during spring and summer can actually decrease the total amount of time spent maintaining the system," said Josh Cate, owner of TN Fireplace & Chimney. "It's likely you'll have fewer major repairs and installation costs in the long run. Preventive care now will give you confidence that your fireplace or stove will provide all the comfort you expect in fall and winter. You'll know your family is safer, too."
Cate recommends homeowners incorporate the following into their summer home maintenance schedule:
- Clean the fireplace: Clear out the ashes from the fireplace to improve air quality.
- Close the damper: Keeping the damper of a wood-burning stove or fireplace closed keeps cool AC from escaping and cuts off an entryway for bats, birds and other animals.
- Check the chimney cap: These metal and mesh guards prevent debris and animals from getting in the chimney without compromising ventilation. They also protect the roof from embers.
- Schedule an inspection and cleaning: An annual professional inspection and cleaning helps your chimney and fireplace stay in top condition, ensuring efficiency, reliability and comfort.
"Many people who take painstaking care of their HVAC and plumbing might not even think about their chimney until something goes wrong," Cate said. "If there's a breakdown or malfunction, you can lose access to one of the home's most popular features. There's an increased risk of fire, carbon monoxide and other air quality issues as well. On top of that, winter is the busiest time of year for chimney service professionals. If you wait until cold weather to schedule an appointment, you may find getting timely service difficult. You can avoid those delays if you go ahead and take care of it now."
For more information about TN Fireplace & Chimney, visit https://tnchimney.com.
About TN Fireplace & Chimney
TN Fireplace & Chimney, the leading chimney care company in East Tennessee and one of the fastest-growing chimney companies in the country, was founded in 2008 by Josh Cate to deliver industry-leading service based on technology, training and a full line of fireplace and chimney maintenance, repair, installation, cleaning and remodeling options. As a Tennessee-licensed contractor and a proud supporter of Tennessee athletics, TN Fireplace & Chimney deploys a team of highly trained technicians and advanced technology to provide the highest level of customer service throughout Knox, Anderson, Claiborne, Campbell, Morgan, Blount, Loudon, Sevier and Jefferson counties. For more information, visit https://tnchimney.com/.
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