Frequently Asked Questions

Maintenance of wood-burning appliances

What is the best time to clean or sweep a chimney?
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When should I have an inspection of the chimney, woodstove or fireplace?
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Why should you hire a certified chimney sweep?
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Purchase of a wood-burning appliance

Where is the best location to install a Woodstove/Fireplace?
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Where is the ideal place for a chimney?
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What is a Certificate of Conformity?
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Why do Insurance Companies ask for a Certificate of Conformity?
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What is the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for woodstove/fireplace?
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Should you purchase a used Woodstove?
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Why heat with wood?

Why Heat with Wood?
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How to choose a Woodstove/Fireplace
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Wood quality

What do you look for when choosing firewood?
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How much wood should one purchase for the winter?
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What is the dimension of a face cord?
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Creosote

What is creosote?
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How does one avoid Creosote Buildup?
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