2nd Generation Chimneys, Inc. Blog: Archive for August, 2016

Why Should You Have a Gas Fireplace Insert?

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

So you already have a wood-burning fireplace in your home. It’s worked well for a long time, but there are some safety and health concerns—and it’s a bit of a hassle to purchase or prepare firewood ahead of time. A gas fireplace insert is an excellent alternative. It gets installed in the existing firebox of your wood-burning fireplace. And many people really prefer it.

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Don’t Have a Chimney Cap? Install One Before Winter

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Why would you worry about your chimney before the winter comes and makes you want to use your fireplace all of the time? Because it’s vital that your chimney is protected from damage throughout the whole year, so that it is safe when winter comes. And having a quality chimney cap helps to ensure it is (along with routine inspections and cleaning).

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What You Should Know about Your Gas Fireplace

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Gas fireplaces use a convenient and efficient fuel source to heat up your living space. Many elegant designs are available, and some are designed to look like the classic wood fireplace. They can heat up at the touch of a button, which makes them seem easy and low-maintenance.

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Summer Is the Perfect Time to Install a Chimney Cap

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Summer is a great time to do work on your house, and a chimney cap is an important, relatively inexpensive installation. If you don’t already have a solid chimney cap in place, then we strongly recommend calling in professional chimney technicians this summer. Check out what this installation can do for your home!

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3 Hidden Fire Hazards You Should Get Checked

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Hopefully, you and your family members all have a plan in place in case a home fire sets off alarms and forces you to vacate quickly. But, of course, we hope you never have to face this possibility—and you hope so too. You can lower your chances of a home fire by taking away any potential fire hazards that could be hidden in your home. Here’s what you should have checked today!

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2 Ways to Prepare Your Chimney for Colder Weather

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Don’t wait to get your chimney ready for the cold winter weather. Your chimney can be a major fire hazard when winter hits, and you want to do everything you can to prevent fire from moving through the liner and then to the outside of your home. Here are two ways you can start preparing to use your chimney in the winter!

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