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Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Chimney
Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Chimney
Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Chimney
Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Chimney
Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Chimney
Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Chimney
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Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Chimney

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  • 1. TOP 5 TIPS FOR A HEALTHYCHIMNEY
  • 2. A Healthy Chimney Follow these steps for a Healthy and Functional Fireplace
  • 3. 1. Clean Your Chimney Annually Over time, soot collects in your chimney and can affect your chimney’s performance. Too much soot causes poor ventilation and restricts the air flow of your chimney. With an increase of soot, small animals are attracted to your chimney and will often create nests, which only clogs your chimney even further. Investing in a chimney cap will prevent any animals from creating a home inside your chimney.
  • 4. 2. Open a Window While your fireplace is lit, a column of air rises up into your chimney and exits through the top. The air used in this process is from inside your home and needs to be replaced. If this problem continues unresolved, your chimney will burn sluggishly and create a great deal of smoke. A temporary solution to this is to open a window.
  • 5. 3. Burn the Right Type of Wood The right kind of firewood greatly influences how well your chimney performs. Seasoned wood will help your wood stove or fireplace burn cleaner and more efficiently. Wet and green wood can cause odor and smoking problems, rapid creosote buildup, and chimney fires, so it is best to stay away from these types of wood.
  • 6. 4. Know Your Fireplace A more enjoyable experience comes from a better understanding of your chimney. For more information, please read the following blog: Anatomy of Your Fireplace.
  • 7. 5. Burn Hotter Fires Fire will generally smolder due to restricted ventilation from closed doors, vets, and dampers. This causes a build of creosote on your chimney’s walls. To prevent this from happening, try to burn smaller, hotter fires so that the wood burns completely. Opening the vents and damper wide enough to admit air will help keep the temperature under control of a hotter fire.
  • 8. Get Flue!To learn more about your fireplace and chimney, Schedule a Chimney Inspection with Doctor Flue, inc. Visit Us Online: www.DoctorFlue.com Call Us: 1-800-GET-FLUE

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