Questions To Ask A Chimney Sweep Before You Hire

What do you need to ask before you hire a chimney sweep. What are the qualifications of the chimney sweep? What happens if something goes wrong - Insurance? Is the chimney sweep properly trained…how do you know?

Find a Good Chimney Sweep

Finding a good chimney sweep can be difficult..!! Especially since there are few cities which regulate the chimney sweep industry.

What You Need to Know About Steel Chimney Liners

Marge Padgitt

After a chimney sweep has inspected a chimney he/she may find damages to the original liner due to exposure to rain and acidic flue gasses, chimney fire, or other cause and recommend a new chimney liner. Chimney contractors often prefer to use steel flue liners due to their relative ease of installation compared to tile liner installation, and the fact that unlike vitreous clay tile flue liners, stainless steel chimney liners are a U.L. listed product with a warranty by the manufacturer.

The SIA offers top tips for environmentally responsible wood-burning

Oliver Beauchemin

In a survey conducted by the Stove Industry Alliance, wood burning stove retailers reported that at least 36% of homeowners supply at least half of their wood themselves. With the majority of the remaining wood sourced from a local garage or wood retailer within 5 miles of an owner’s home, or delivered from a logs/solid fuel merchant within a delivery catchment area of approx. 50 miles, environmentally-aware owners are successfully minimising the carbon footprint of their stoves.

Wood as a sustainable fuel source for the home

Oliver Beauchemin

The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) is pleased to endorse leading industry guidelines which establish a recognizable standard for logs used in wood burning stoves; an important step towards ensuring the continued sustainability of wood as a fuel source for the home.

Let’s clear the smoke

Contributing Author

For the last year the American public has been deluged with misleading claims regarding the EPA wood heating NSPS regulation proposals.

The contribution wood burning stoves can make to carbon reduction and sustainable energy

Oliver Beauchemin

Modern wood burning stoves are virtually carbon neutral when using current burn technology. High-quality wood emits less CO2 when burned than it does with natural decay.

State of the Art Stainless Steel Chimney Lining

Contributing Author

The chimney lining must contain liquids, gases and heat.  This article will focus on using a state of the art stainless steel liner when repairing or when upgrading your chimney for a new stove being installed.

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