You may think that by having and using your fireplace in the winter time will save you money in electricity and heat, but you may be wrong. You might actually be doing the opposite and wasting energy and money without even realizing it. Winter time should be a fun and exciting time and when it comes to utilizing your fireplace; it should be something you look forward to. So, in this post we’ve decided to provide you with a few basic tips that will help you keep your chimney efficient, healthy and happy this holiday season.
Insulate. When your chimney is well insulated, it helps prevent heat from escaping and energy from leaking through. Liners can provide maximum protection for your chimney and prevent gasses from leaking through.
Chimney Inspection/Sweep. Having your chimney swept and inspected at least once a year by a professional such as ABC Cleaning, Inc. is vital to its health and safety. You should fire up your chimney when the cooler weather hits, so make sure you’re ahead of the crowd and schedule your appointment with us earlier in the year.
Setup a Seal. Making sure to have a seal installed before the summer and winter months can save you money and energy in the long run. During the summer months, the seal will keep the colder A/C inside and during the winter months, it will keep the warm air inside from escaping.
By following all the steps above and being consistent about your chimney maintenance will make for a healthy and efficient fireplace. By making sure your chimney is cared for prior to the winter season reduces the stress and hassle of having to schedule a professional to come out last minute. We recommend you take your chimney’s upkeep seriously and trust us to provide you with top notch service.