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A&T Chimneys Eliminates Smokey Smells from Fireplaces (703) 659-1699

Why Does My Fireplace Still Smell?

By Chimney & Fireplace Cleaning, Chimney & Fireplace Health and Safety

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. If the smoky chimney smells persist despite removing the old ashes from the fireplace, there might be a couple of reasons of what could be causing the problem.   Creosote Buildup Over time, burning wood in the fireplaces can result in the buildup of creosote…

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Wood Stoves Sales and Installation by A&T Chimney Sweeps

Why Use a Wood Stove to Heat Your Home?

By Chimney & Fireplace Health and Safety

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.

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New Bethesda Chimney Sweep Branch

By Chimney & Fireplace Cleaning, Chimney & Fireplace Health and Safety, Chimney & Fireplace Repairs

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 it was time to bring their high level of customer service, professionalism and expertise to residents of Bethesda and the surrounding communities.   As a full service chimney and fireplace service provider, A&T Chimney Sweeps offers a complete line of chimney and fireplace services. Some…

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Chimneys without stainless steel liners build-up creosote and pose health risks

Why Do I Need A Stainless Steel Chimney Liner?

By Chimney & Fireplace Cleaning, Chimney & Fireplace Health and Safety, Chimney & Fireplace Repairs

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 prevented by regular chimney cleaning and installation of chimney liner. Before 1940, chimney liners were not the standard but now all new chimneys required to have a liner. Chimney liners are often a neglected feature but are very essential to every chimney in a home….

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