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Dryer Vent Servicing

According to the National Fire Protection Association, dryers are one of the leading causes of residential fires in the United States. In fact, clothing dryers caused almost 92 percent of home fires in 2010 alone. If you use a clothes dryer in your home, it is very important to understand how to use it properly, as well as how to maintain it for efficiency and safety. Read more…?

Effects Of Winter On Your Chimney

Spring is here and everyone is so relieved to shed the nasty winter weather in favor of sunshine and mild temperatures. Now is the time to tackle those spring cleaning checklists and enjoy some time outdoors with friends and family. But have you stopped to think about your poor chimney? Your chimney has been exposed to the harsh elements all winter long! The lasting effects of the long winter we have just endured make a chimney inspection long overdue. There are many factors that affect a chimney structure, let’s take a look at a few of them. Read more…?

High Efficiency Zone Heating

With technology constantly evolving and generally improving people’s lives, you cannot help but wonder if the latest update is worth the investment. Sometimes they need more fine tuning, and other times they can truly transform the way you live. When it comes to fireplaces, many people wonder which route to take with fireplace advances going in so many directions now. A common decision homeowners face when adding or remodeling a fireplace is whether to install a vented gas log unit or a direct vent gas insert. Read more…?

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

Winter is not far behind, seeing as several areas of the nation have already received the first snowfall of the season. Meteorologists and other weather experts, like the Old Farmer’s Almanac, have predicted another winter as brutal as the past. With the cold fast approaching, everyone has started thinking about how to stay warm. When going outside, you can stay warm by bundling up with a coat, scarf, and hat. Stay warm inside is a different story. The majority of homes rely on some type of combustion to produce heat, meaning the heating appliance burns some kind of fuel, like natural gas, oil, pellets or wood. Burning anything comes with its own set of safety risks, and one serious threat when burning is carbon monoxide. Read more…?

Winter Weather and Your Chimney

Fall is almost halfway over since the arrival of November. Most of the leaves have fallen and the sunlight seems to shrink by a few minutes every day. Sandals and shorts are a distant memory, as most folks have exchanged them for cozy coats and scarves. Everyone has the impending winter on their minds, but homeowners are particularly focused on it, making sure the house and family can stay warm throughout the next several months. Read more…?

Schedule Chimney Service Before the First Fire

Now that the seasons have turned, fall is here in full force and winter is coming soon. The chilly winds have colorful leaves falling from trees, and everyone is digging through the closet to find their cozy coats. Along with sipping hot apple cider and raking the endless leaves, many homeowners have another thought on their mind this time of year: heating their homes. Read more…?

Schedule an Inspection with your CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep

Everyone is looking ahead to the chilly weather coming up. The days are shorter, the leaves are falling, and the wind has a cool edge to it. Along with the cold, changing weather, homeowners are starting to prep their fireplaces and stoves for another season of use. Experts strongly recommend having your chimney swept every year, but not everyone realizes that having your chimney inspected annually by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep is just as important. Read more…?

Choose the Best Hearth and Fireplace by Avoiding Builder Grade

Many homeowners who have had a home built from the ground up have heard of the term “builder grade.” It refers to the quality of materials and structures used in the home, and people naturally assume builder grade is high quality that the builders themselves would choose. Unfortunately, this misconception can cause big headaches and expenses down the road. Read more…?

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Buying a Wood Stove or Insert

If you are looking for an appliance to heat your home, consider buying a wood burning stove from Home Safe Hearth and Chimney. Read more…?

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Why a Direct Vent Gas Insert Might Be the Right Choice for Your Home

Wood stoves, inserts, and fireplace can be messy and require a lot of work and attention. Gas hearth appliances, on the other hand, are clean, easy and convenient to control, and can be used to heat multiple rooms. Read more…?

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