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How to Make Your Fireplace More Efficient

It’s cold, snowy, icy or rainy and raw outside. You’ve had a long day. You’re tired. You’re chilled. It’s right there,…

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Why Does Santa Come Down the Chimney?

What’s going on here? How can one person – with a team of reindeer – visit homes around the world in one night? Well……

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How to Decorate a Chimney for Christmas: Don’t!

Don’t decorate your chimney! It serves a functional, important purpose, and it is important that it is not obstructed…

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Is My Chimney Making My House Colder?

Is your chimney making your house colder? It seems like a counterintuitive question. After all, the chimney is supposed…

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Does a Chimney Get Inspected When Closing On a House?

You’ve found your home. Whether it’s a starter, a fixer-upper, or your dream house, it’s soon to be yours! It’s an…

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Why Is a Chimney Cap Necessary?

When you think about it, there are many potentially dangerous items we bring into our homes, from appliances to the…

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Why does my chimney blow smoke in the house?

Why Does Smoke Blow Back Down a Chimney?

Chimneys are meant to be uncomplicated contraptions! Smoke and noxious gasses go up and away from your house. The only…

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Can insurance pay for chimney when replacing roof?

Can Insurance Pay for a Chimney When You’re Replacing a Roof?

Do you ever watch insurance commercials? Companies from Geico and Progressive to AllState and Farmers have perfected…

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Why Does My House Have Two Chimneys?

Under the category of “Things That Make You Go Hmmm,” you may be wondering why your home has two chimneys. Is this…

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When Do You Need a Chimney Liner?

When do you need a chimney liner?  Easy: Whenever you have a chimney!  But this is your home, and your safety is of the…

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Why Do I Have a Chimney But No Fireplace?

Why do I have a chimney but no fireplace?   It seems like a mystery at first, but rest assured, this is no “staircase…

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Do I Need a Certified Chimney Sweep?

When you have your chimney cleaned properly every year, you increase the safety and efficiency of your heating…

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