Does a Gas Chimney Need Cleaning?

chimney tips, Gas, News
[caption id="attachment_81" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chimney Safety Institute of America[/caption] Without a doubt! Although gas is generally a clean burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue. Modern furnaces can also cause many problems with the average flues intended to vent the older generation of furnaces. We suggest you check the areas on gas and carbon monoxide for more information. See more at: http://www.csia.org/about-csia/faq.aspx#5
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Annual Chimney Inspections

Annual Chimney Inspections

chimney tips, News
Storks nesting in chimneys were once believed to bring good luck, according to European folklore. But, in fact, nests in chimneys - or blockages of any kind - are nothing short of bad news. They can cause smoking problems, chimney fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. In 2005, there were 24,500 residential fires in the United States originating in chimneys, fireplaces and solid fuel appliances, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. These fires resulted in 20 deaths and $126.1 million in property damage. (Click here for more stats.) Virtually all of these fires were preventable according to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a non-profit institution dedicated to public and chimney professional education. Both CSIA and the National Fire Protection Association recommend yearly chimney inspections to help prevent…
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House Logic Discusses the Advantages of a Wood Stove

News, Wood Stove
[gallery columns="2" type="slideshow" ids="356,357,358,359" orderby="rand"] 'Although wood stoves might conjure up images of a smoke-belching potbelly in a backwoods cabin, today’s models are efficient heaters that meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emission guidelines and reduce heating bills by nearly half when energy prices are high. Unlike fireplaces, wood stoves can heat a whole room or possibly even your whole house, depending on its layout. And their prefabricated chimney pipes let you install them practically anywhere—even in front of an existing hearth. But even if you invest in multiple wood stoves to heat your entire house, you’re wise to keep your furnace winter ready. There’s no 24-hour service for wood stoves, and you don’t want to chance a bad cold snap that’ll freeze your pipes. What do they cost? A good…
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