Do you have a lot of Facebook friends, or a bunch of followers on Twitter? Perhaps any picture you post on Instagram immediately gets a healthy dose of folks clicking the heart-shape “like” button. The eight people at the Chimney Safety Institute of America headquarters who are devoted to CSIA matters love social media, too. … More Always social
Major auto manufacturer Honda is running a promotional/social media campaign involving pop crooner Michael Bolton. Essentially, anyone with a Twitter, Instagram or account that accepts #hashtags can ask Bolton to create a spoken word or musical ditty. While CSIA is not involved with this tongue-in-cheek advertisement, the 31-second video that spells out the rules of … More Even advertisers get the value of a cozy fire
In-person classes are now over for 2013, but professionals desiring to take an exam administered by a proctor or who want to conduct online reviews and participate in e-learning courses can still do so. Time slots are posted on our CSIA.org website events calendar. Although our chimney sweeps are quite busy this time of year … More Classes are over, but the education continues
Chimney sweeping is an industry with centuries-old roots, but sweeps are modern in their approach to supporting innovative home-heating solutions, particularly when they revolve around a proven and longstanding tradition – wood burning. That thinking is on display at the Alliance for Green Heat event at National Mall, where about a dozen wood-burning stoves are … More On display in D.C.
CSIA is thrilled to be playing an integral role in a high-profile event – the Wood Stove Decathlon, which challenges teams to design and build wood stoves that are low-emission, high efficiency, innovative and affordable. Our own Ashley Eldridge is one of the panelists, and he’ll be making sure the 12 finalist stoves are properly … More Prepping for a decathlon
A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep helps make your fireplace a much safer place to enjoy that cozy warmth, but often overlooked is the role that the sweep plays in air quality and healthier homes. That role is elaborated on by CSIA President John Pilger on a blog for Chief Chimney Services: “You may not realize that … More Air quality and your chimney