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Too Short of a Chimney May Cause Too Much Concern

Short ChimneyChimneys and fireplaces have a long history of heating humanity in the cold winter months. The height of the chimney is very important when it comes to the functionality of the heating appliance or fireplace. However, some chimneys like the one pictured here bares concern of not just functionality problems but also safety hazards. While traditional fireplaces are aesthetically pleasing, it is crucial that they are constructed up to code.

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How to Stop a Drafty Fireplace | Solve Fireplace Draft Issues

Drafty Fireplace inside HomeFor centuries, homeowners have been using fireplaces to heat their homes. Wood is the oldest fuel used to heat residential homes. In this day and age, people have found alternative ways to heat their homes, from oil fired boilers, natural gas furnaces, propane heaters and electric baseboard heaters. Fireplaces are now used for nothing more than being aesthetically pleasing. Fireplaces have turned into a place where heating and cooling is lost. There are ways to reduce the energy loss, it’s just a matter of what you want out of our fireplace.

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Chimney Rain Caps: Do It Yourself Installation Advantages

Chimney rain cap stainless steelWhy invest in a Stainless Steel Chimney Cap? There are several dangers in not investing in a Stainless Steel Chimney Cap. They are as follows: excessive moisture from rain and snow, debris from leaves and sticks, birds bats and other animals, sparks can fly from top of chimney in a chimney fire, and water in your furnace.

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Is a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner a Good Idea?

a piece of stainless steel chimney linerIs a stainless chimney liner a good idea? In a variety of situations, the answer to this question is "yes." Chimney liners are an important component of a fireplace system because they go a long way toward preventing dangerous chimney fires. They contain smoke, soot and carbon monoxide that are produced when you use your fireplace or furnace.

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