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As temperatures drop and your furnace is pumping warm air through your house at alarming rates, you might begin to wonder how to cut a few corners and save a little money. Believe it or not, the savings may be in the fireplace itself! Maybe you only used it as supplemental heat, but it has […]

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Your chimney cap is installed at the top of the chimney. As the first defense against water intrusion from the elements, it also offers other benefits that homeowners are unaware of. The chimney cap is often wrongfully overlooked and discarded. It prevents damage, saves you money, and improves the efficiency of the chimney system. Chimney […]

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Whenever a fire is burning in your fireplace, byproducts are released that need to be vented out of the home. These byproducts include soot, creosote, particulate pollution, carbon monoxide, and other harmful gases. We most often see smoke, and know to stay away from it and avoid inhaling it, but the real danger is hidden […]

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Winter is fast-approaching, and with it comes cold weather. Homeowners are lighting fires and weatherizing windows and doors to keep the cold out. These are only a few ways you can save energy this winter. Your Most Efficient Fire Save energy this winter by burning an efficient fire. When you burn properly seasoned wood, you […]

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October means more to us than falling leaves and pumpkin spice. To many, it’s much more than holiday merchandise in the stores and cooler weather. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sweep Away Cancer In 2015, three chimney sweeps came together for one purpose–to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and ask other […]

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Have you been thinking about the holidays? About cool weather and lounging into the evening? Like most homeowners, you’d probably enjoy a new fireplace this fall and winter! In fact, according to real estate professionals, homeowners want fireplaces. It doesn’t have to involve a big renovation or a huge cost, either. Outdoor Fire Options Our […]

Temperatures are dropping, but not quite low enough that you’d want a fire. Winter in South Central Pennsylvania, can come on quickly, however, and you don’t want to be left in the cold. Scheduling your annual chimney maintenance means your chimney and fireplace will be fire-ready when you are. Preventative Maintenance The annual sweeps and […]

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Summer is drawing to a close, but there is still time to get things done before cool weather hits. When October arrives, chimney sweep companies will be busy until January–a time called the fall rush. You can get all your chimney work completed before this time and save yourself a headache. When you’re looking for […]

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Summer is a great time to make sure your dryer vent is clean! Most dryer vent fires happen in the winter months–particularly January–so scheduling now means your dryer vent will be ready for continued use through the winter. You should schedule regular dryer vent cleanings and protect your family from disaster. Why Dryer Vent Cleanings? […]

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The chimney has a specific job and every part is important to keep it running safely and efficiently. It may seem simple, but if any part of the system becomes damaged it can affect the entire system, raise fire risk, cause health and respiratory problems, and decrease efficiency. The System The Flue – The flue […]

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