2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog : Archive for January, 2012

Linwood Chimney and Fireplace Tips: What You Should Consider Before Installing a Pellet Stove

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Pellet stoves can heat your Linwood home with some of the most efficient and clean energy available. Pellet fuel does not generate combustible gases or the other pollutants emitted by some of the more common fuels, such as wood or natural gas. Pellets are also made from renewable materials, such as recycled wood or organic waste materials, and this is partly why pellet stoves are so appealing and increasingly more common. Some manufacturers are even designing new pellet-burning furnaces and boilers, but pellet fuel is typically used in stoves and fireplace inserts. Before you start looking around for a new pellet stove to replace your old heating system, there are a few things you should consider.

In addition to providing highly efficient heat, pellet appliances are also convenient because they have a hopper that stores the fuel, and a feeding device that loads the fuel throughout the day. In most pellet appliances, the hopper only needs to be refueled once a day. However, this added feature also means that there are more components that can break, which may increase repair and maintenance costs. These devices also use electricity to operate, so you’ll want to factor in these additional costs when you are deciding whether or not to install a pellet stove. Another factor to consider is whether or not pellet fuel is accessible and affordable in your area. A quick Internet search will direct you to any suppliers near your home.

Most pellet appliance manufacturers also recommend that you install a stainless steel flue liner before installation. If you have a clay or tile liner, you should find out what size metal liner you’ll need and how much it will cost to re-line your chimney. Hiring a professional chimney technician to inspect your current flue and liner will also determine if your flue size and shape. This will let you know if you need a stainless steel liner that is made of flexible material and how much labor will be involved in cutting the liner to fit your chimney flue.

Depending on the age and condition of your current heating system, you may benefit from installing a pellet stove in your Linwood home. First you’ll need to compare the installation costs with how much you’ll get in energy savings. You can always call 2nd Generation Chimneys to speak with one of our chimney and fireplace experts about which heating system upgrade is the best choice for your heating needs.

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Recommended & Reliable Chimney Cleaning in Minnesota

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

2nd Generations Chimney’s is Minnesota’s most reliable source for chimney flue safety solutions. They are certified chimney specialists for all types and sizes of chimneys. They provide chimney inspections, sweeping, relining & restoration in Minnesota.  They are the most trusted and recommended chimney service company servicing the Minnesota area.  Professional, thorough and clean.  Call them at 612-922-9600 and to learn more about all their services go online to www.2ndgenerationchimneys.com .


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Inspections and Cleanings Help Reduce Flue Fires

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Did you know annual chimney inspections and cleanings can greatly reduce flue fires?  Dirty flues lead to chimney fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, and possible loss of property and life. Many of these fires are caused from the ignition of creosote that builds up in the chimney with normal use of your fireplace.   2nd Generations Chimneys is a complete chimney service company in Minnesota.  Their services include relining, restoration, chimney caps and dampers and chimney cleaning.  They lead the way for best service and products for residential, commercial and industrial building in the Twin Cities and surrounding area.  Call them at 612-922-9600 and visit them online at www.2ndgenerationchimneys.com .

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Check Out Our Blog for the Latest in Chimney Technology

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Be sure to bookmark the 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. blog for updates on the latest advances in chimney and fireplace technology.

We’ll feature money saving promotions here as well.

Call 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. for all your Chimney, Fireplace & Dryer Vent needs.

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Welcome to Our New Website

Monday, January 9th, 2012

iMarket Solutions has launched 2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc.’s new custom website. To learn more about how iMarket Solutions can expand your presence on the web visit: www.imarketsolutions.com

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Chimney Services Unmatched! 2nd Generation Chimneys

Monday, January 9th, 2012

2nd Generation Chimney’s proudly offers a wide variety of chimney services to the Twin Cities and surrounding area.  Relining, restoration, chimney cleaning and inspections are some of the services we offer.  Since 2001 we have serviced 50,000 homes and have spotless reputation.  We also service commerical and industrial buildings as well.  You will find that we have serviced many of the finest residential, commercial and industrial buildings in the area.  Our expertise is unmatched!  Call us at 612-922-9600 and visit us online at www.2ndgenerationchimneys.com .

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Prevent Chimney Fires With Yearly Chimney Inspections

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Having your chimney swept and inspected regularly improves the air quality in your home, and is  important to the prevention hazards that can arise from creosote build-up, obstructions or cracks.   It is  recommended to have a regular yearly check of your chimney.  Call 2nd Generation Chimneys in Minnesota at 612-922-9600 and to learn more about all of their services at www.2ndgenerationchimneys.com .

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