ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Although the Albuquerque area has enjoyed warm temperatures lately, freezing weather is not too far away.
That means sweaters, scarves, hot chocolate and a way to keep homes warm and cozy. Although many households use a furnace to heat their space, fireplaces and wood-burning and pellet stoves can be used as secondary heat sources and to create a cozy ambience. There are steps homeowners can take to prepare their fireplaces or stoves for the cold days ahead.
Tracy Miller, head salesman at Dreamstyle Remodeling, said one of the most important things is timing.
“Take care of stuff now before you really, really need it (fireplace or stove),” he said. “Don’t wait.”