Summer: The Perfect Time to Clean Your Chimney

With temperatures soaring this summer, a clean chimney is probably the last thing on your mind. But it’s actually one of the best times to schedule your chimney inspection to make sure you’re ready to face those fall and winter temps head-on. At the Chimney Safety Institute of America, we strongly recommend an annual chimney … More Summer: The Perfect Time to Clean Your Chimney

Get a Professional’s Hand in the ‘Job Jar’

Something that might show up on the summer’s “honey do” list is “install a fireplace insert.” An insert, or wood-burning stove placed in the fireplace, can refresh a tired fireplace and will produce more heat than an open fireplace, helping you save on heating bills this winter. Proceed with caution, however. Most of us know … More Get a Professional’s Hand in the ‘Job Jar’