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.read more
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.read more
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:read more
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…read more
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.read more
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