Why Does My Fireplace Still Smell? By: Tim McGirl Avoiding Smoky Chimney Smells Wood burning fireplaces can leave your house with smoky smells even a few days after burning. You might have shut the glass doors on your fireplace immediately after using the fireplace but the chimney odors still remain lingering in your living room. [...]
Fuel cost are on the rise, and wood remains one of the cheapest fuels available. With the increased efficiency in today’s wood stove, they remain one of the most cost-effective heating methods available. The normal unit for determining heating cost is cost per million BTU (British Thermal Unit). Determining exact costs for wood are difficult due to varying costs of wood, variations in type of wood used, and variations in the size or density of a cord (3.62 m^3 of dried wood). However, the general consensus is the wood heat costs about $5-9 per million BTU. Compare this to the average cost of electrical heating, which is $13-15 per million BTU or natural gas at $11-13, and you can see the savings.
A Full Service Fireplace Shop for Northern Virginia A&T Chimney Sweeps is now happy to announce themselves as an authorized, full service Regency dealer! As a full-service dealer, A&T Chimney Sweeps can now use their years of expertise to sell, service, and install Regency indoor fireplaces, outdoor fireplaces, wood stoves, and pellet stoves. Regency has [...]
Summer Power Washing Suggestions By: Tim McGirl “With the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ―F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Summer has officially arrived! As the days [...]
Spring Cleaning your Chimney By: Tim McGirl During the freezing winter months it is inevitable that your use of the chimney is going to be constant. However, once the frosty chills have migrated to other lands, what you’re left with is a buildup in your chimney which has a tendency of causing a damp odor [...]
A&T Chimney Sweeps is Proud to Announce Their New Bethesda MD Branch Arrival A&T Chimney Sweeps of Bethesda is the newest branch location for Northern Virginia’s top chimney cleaning and chimney repair company. The expansion into Maryland opens a new chapter for A&T. They have traditionally served the communities of Northern Virginia, and felt [...]
Why Do I Need a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner? By: Tim McGirl A chimney liner is a duct present on the inside of the chimney to prevent the combustion products from escaping the chimney. Since a lot of heat is generated inside the chimney, it is exposed to heat and corrosion which can be [...]