Now that fall is here for good, it’s time to tackle those heat-wasters that increase everyone’s energy bills during the coldest months of the year. Here are five of the biggest culprits when it comes to those skyrocketing autumn energy bills and how to eliminate them. Unsealed Areas One of the easiest ways to save money on your energy bills is by finding and sealing … [Read more...] about What’s causing your high energy bills this fall?
Fireplaces & Stoves
Keeping your chimney clean not only ensures a cleaner burning fire, it is a safety precaution as well. If you burn a resin-y wood like pine, then creosote, a rather nasty, oily material, can accumulate on the chimney walls. When enough builds up, it becomes a fire hazard. Even if it doesn’t burst into flames, it can make for an unpleasant and smoky fire. Many people figure … [Read more...] about The basics of chimney cleaning and maintenance
As the weather gets icy, many people look forward to long evenings clustered around a roaring fire. In the frosty weather, the fireplace is the center of the home because it heats the house, doesn’t use much energy, and warms the heart as much as the room. However, a fireplace can also be deadly so keep in mind these fireplace safety tips for a nice and cozy home. Use a … [Read more...] about Fireplace safety & efficiency