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Most homeowners clean or replace their air conditioning filters every few months. Having clean air vents results in better air quality throughout the home as well as air conditioner efficiency. If you’re replacing your air conditioning filters and still feel as though your home’s air quality is poor or your electricity bill is too high, it may be because you’re passing over your dryer vent. Your dryer vent is more important to your home’s air than you may think.

A beautiful fireplace is the centerpiece for any room that it is in. There are many ways to keep your mantel looking stunning while also making sure you are keeping the fireplace safe. Hiring a chimney sweep is a perfect way to ensure you are keeping your fireplace safe in case of a fire hazard. In order to keep your fireplace looking great, you must also make sure to keep it clean. One of the easiest ways to decorate your fireplace is decorating it for each holiday and/or season. We have provided the best ways to decorate your mantel for any time of the year:

Nothing beats sitting by your fireplace on a chilly winter night. There are always ways to improve your fire with the condition of your chimney and using special techniques in your fireplace. Following these suggestions can not only improve the fire in your fireplace but also keep your home safer. These 7 chimney tips and tricks will make sure your fireplace is in its best condition, keeping you warm all night. At Watson Brothers Chimney and Vent, we want you to get the most out of your fireplace.

Gathering around the fireplace in the colder months serves as a way to keep warm as well as a cozy memory to share with loved ones. To ensure this option is always available when you need it, stay informed on common causes of chimney leaks. If you encounter a leak, it is best to be able to interpret what might be the cause so you can develop as quick a solution as possible.

There are a few different reasons for chimney leaks, which you can be on the lookout for. The most common are:

  • Lack of Chimney Cover
  • Water seeping in through bricks
  • Faulty flashing installation
  • Buildup of condensation in the chimney

Although it may seem early to start thinking about chimney maintenance, fall will be here shortly, and your chimney will soon be frequently used. Before lighting a fire, it is important to ensure your chimney functions properly. After being unused for several months, your chimney could have built up water damage, accumulate animals or debris, and exhibit cracks. It is common for your chimney to experience damage overtime, however, the damage can have dangerous effects if it is left untreated.

Watson Brothers Chimney and Vent can inspect and clean out your chimney regularly so you have nothing to worry about when starting a fire. Routinely cleaning your chimney will create a safer and more enjoyable environment in your home. By following these steps we have provided, your chimney will work properly for the entire fall and winter season.

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