Along with rising heat costs, more and more people are starting to use their wood stoves and fireplaces.
It is important to stay on top of the maintenance, as solid fuel burning appliances require more frequent inspection and maintenance than oil, or gas appliances. In addition to safety concerns, keeping your chimney clean and maintained also adds to the efficiency of your appliance.Typical recommendations by most fireplace manufacturers state that a fireplace should be inspected and swept at least once a year, and some say more frequently depending on the amount of fuel used.