4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Burn Charcoal in Your Fireplace

January 11, 2024 | Chimney Basics

Your home’s fireplace is the perfect place to cozy up at night, especially when there’s cooler weather in the forecast. However, there are some things you need to understand when it comes to choosing the right material to burn. Unfortunately, not everything is meant to be burnt in your fireplace, including charcoal. However, some people do, and it’s obvious during sweeps. So Chimney Champions feels it necessary to revisit four reasons why you shouldn’t burn charcoal in your fireplace.

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Is a Gas Fireplace Safer Than a Traditional Fireplace?

October 11, 2023 | Chimney Basics

Choosing the right fireplace for your home can be a difficult task, especially when there are so many options available. If you’re deciding between a gas and a traditional fireplace, you might be wondering which one is the safer choice. To help you make the perfect decision for your family, Chimney Champions is here to explain some key differences and to remind you to schedule your yearly inspection.

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What is the Life Expectancy of Your Chimney?

September 11, 2023 | Chimney Basics

A chimney is a crucial component of any home that uses a wood-burning or gas fireplace. However, like any other part of your house, chimneys have a finite life span. Thankfully, your yearly inspection from Chimney Champions can help determine the condition and life expectancy of your chimney. With this knowledge, you can make proper repairs and prepare for when your chimney does need to be replaced.

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3 Reasons Why Chimney Dampers Get Stuck

August 18, 2023 | Chimney Basics

Are you thinking about lighting a cozy fire in your fireplace, only to be disappointed when you can’t open your chimney damper? This is a frustrating experience that many homeowners face. Fortunately, it’s usually a problem with a relatively simple repair for Chimney Champions. So, let’s look at three common reasons chimney dampers get stuck and how our repair team can help!

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What Happens If You Don’t Have a Chimney Cap?

June 19, 2023 | Chimney Basics

A chimney cap is a small yet important feature of any home with a fireplace and chimney. Without it, a lot can go wrong with your chimney and home. Still, homeowners here in Florida might not realize they even need one. So, Chimney Champions is here to explain what happens if you don’t have a chimney cap.

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How to Guarantee Fireplace Efficiency

December 12, 2022 | Chimney Basics

Do you have a traditional fireplace in your home? If so, you may be wondering how to guarantee fireplace efficiency. A traditional fireplace can be a major source of heat loss in your home, costing you money on your heating bill. But, with the right chimney repairs, it can be a great source of heat, as well. So, Chimney Champions discusses some tips on how to make your traditional fireplace more efficient!

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3 Fireplace Mistakes You’re Probably Making

September 9, 2022 | Chimney Basics

Many people enjoy the cozy ambiance and warmth a fireplace provides during the winter or even on those cooler summer evenings. However, if you’re not using or caring for your fireplace correctly, you may be costing yourself money and causing damage to your home. So, Chimney Champions is here to help you avoid these three common fireplace mistakes so you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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Is Your Chimney Cap Safe?

May 11, 2022 | Chimney Basics

Chimney caps are an essential part of your chimney system, and they must be in good condition. It should also be situated on the chimney correctly. So, if you’re not sure whether or not your chimney caps are safe, it’s time to call Chimney Champions. But first, let’s discuss the importance of caps, how to tell if yours need replacing, and the benefits of having a cap installed on your chimney.

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The Top 5 Reasons You Need a Fireplace Screen

April 12, 2022 | Chimney Basics

A fireplace is a beautiful addition to any home, but it can also be dangerous if not used properly. That’s why it’s important to have your chimney inspected regularly by Chimney Champions and to practice fire safety inside your home. One way to keep you and your home safe is to make sure you always have a fireplace screen, and here are five reasons why.

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3 Fireplace Safety Tips for Kids

November 15, 2021 | Chimney Basics

Having a fireplace in your home requires responsibility and safety precautions, especially if kids are in the house. While your fireplace isn’t dangerous when used correctly, it does have the potential to be deadly. Yearly inspections from Chimney Champions can help prevent most fireplace accidents and issues, but there’s still more you can do. To help keep you, your family, and your home safe, pass along these three fireplace safety tips to your kids.

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