IT’S FAR too easy to forget that your chimney needs regular sweeping by a professional.
Make sure your chimney is in good form before you buy, arguably via your own professional survey. Any solid fuel appliance also needs a review.
... there’s a danger that comes with CO detectors, which is simply relying on them too much
CONSUMERS can worry about how to prepare for a chimney sweep ringing the doorbell and setting to work clearing all the muck out of the chimney.
Now that the festive season is over you may be thinking of burning your Christmas tree in your woodburning stove or open fire. Keep safe - please see the advice here.
YOU are likely to have all sorts of plans for 2019 - changes to the home, holidays, commitments to relatives, etc. It’s a strange time of year when we think positively but are also aware...
Christmas is a time where myths come into play - it’s all part of the fun - and the chimney retains a central role in setting the stage for festive celebrations.
Getting it right is easy once you know how - you can have a great fire, pollution will be minimised, you’ll save money and your chimney will be cleaner and safer.
How to light and operate your open fire or woodburner
You can burn any type of wood, as long as it's dry. You may have heard softwoods create “tar” problems in chimneys but it’s not true. They are less dense and so you’ll need more.
Have you had a bird fly down your chimney, or worse still, make a nest on top?