Winter is almost here. The days of fall are coming to an end and soon the snow, sleet and freezing cold temperatures will be here. If you haven’t already, in a short time you will be using your fireplace to heat your home. It is important to make sure your fireplace is ready to use by following a few recommended safety and maintenance tips. Whether you have a wood burning, electric or gas fireplace, maintaining it is a key for the safety and security of your home.