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Tips & Tricks for Restoring Your Historic Chimney

Tips & Tricks for Restoring Your Historic Chimney

Tips & Tricks for Historic Chimney Restoration

On a weekly basis we get phone calls from homeowners across New England who are frustrated and confused. They typically have pre-1900’s New England Colonial and Federal-style homes, and want to bring their original fireplaces back into working condition. 

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Vermont State Homes Article: Chimney Savers Tends to Your Chimney’s Every Need

Vermont State Homes Article: Chimney Savers Tends to Your Chimney’s Every Need

Vermont State Homes: Chimney Savers Tends to Your Chimney’s Every Need

Paul Bianco, owner of Chimney Savers, has been running the family business with his father for many years. Bianco has a team of experienced chimney technicians and masonry artisans in his employ who are licensed to provide a full range of chimney cleaning and repair services. Whether you need your chimney swept, inspected or realigned, Chimney Savers has your back.

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A Brief Discussion on Creosete

A Brief Discussion on Creosete

A Brief Discussion on Creosete

As I meet with hundreds of members of the wood-burning public each month, I find that creosote is one of the most misunderstood topics relating to their stove. Many customers, especially those burning older non-catalytic stoves, assume that creosote is just a normal by-product of combustion. Most customers understand that too much creosote in their chimney is dangerous and can cause a chimney fire, but almost none of them can accurately define what creosote is or how to reduce its buildup in their flue. Here’s a simplified explanation:

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To Parge or not to Parge

To Parge or not to Parge

To Parge or not to Parge

Fireplace smoke chambers have recently become a hot topic among homeowners (no pun intended)! Working on a minimum of four chimneys a day for the past seven years has given me plenty of time to think about and discuss the topic. First, we need to understand a little more about smoke chambers…

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2010 Census Shows Wood is Fastest Growing Heating Fuel in U.S.

2010 Census Shows Wood is Fastest Growing Heating Fuel in U.S.

2010 Census Shows Wood is Fastest Growing Heating Fuel in U.S.

Rural low-income families the new growth leaders in renewable energy production

October 10, 2011 – Recently released US Census figures show the number of households heating with wood grew 34% between 2000 and 2010, faster than any other heating fuel. Electricity showed the second fastest growth, with a 24% increase over the last decade.

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How to Prevent a Chimney Fire

How to Prevent a Chimney Fire

How to Prevent a Chimney Fire

Your chimney sweep is dedicated to preventing a chimney fire in your home. Trained technicians inspect your chimney system, making sure it is ready to handle the use cold weather brings. By having your chimney inspected and cleaned on a regular basis you can reduce your risk of a chimney fire.

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Ten “Green” Reasons to Heat with Wood

Ten “Green” Reasons to Heat with Wood

Ten “Green” Reasons to Heat with Wood

1. It’s a renewable energy resource

Renewable means you don’t run out. Renewable means you don’t deplete the
earth’s resources. Wood is energy from the sun, stored by the tree as it grows.
When you burn wood you are releasing this stored energy. In the dark of winter,
it’s like having a bit of summer sun on your hearth. As long as its sustainably
harvested, forests are managed to increase their carbon stocks and we do not
take more than we are re-growing, wood heat is renewable.

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