Always social

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

Even advertisers get the value of a cozy fire

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

Classes are over, but the education continues

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

On display in D.C.

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.