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Signs That Your Fireplace Damper Needs Repair 

Dampers are an essential component of a fireplace, but you may not consider them, until they break and you can’t use your fireplace. So, how can you keep your damper from becoming a headache? We have the solution to the damper dilemma- signs that your fireplace damper needs repair. Read on. What Exactly is a... Read more

Fireplace Maintenance Tips to Prevent Costly Repairs

Fireplace and chimney repairs can be costly, but they don’t have to be. Keeping up with routine maintenance and service can help save you a ton of money in the long run. We’ve put together a few tips and tricks for avoiding major repairs and stopping serious damage before it gets out of hand. Keep... Read more

Gas or Wood Fireplaces – Which Ignites Your Style? 

So, you want to include a fireplace in your home. You and your family are trying to make an educated decision. What type of fireplace do you want installed? You have narrowed it down to gas burning vs wood burning.  Our technicians at Mercer County Chimney Services are experienced in both. We will be happy... Read more

Benefits of Annual Furnace Flue Inspections and Cleanings 

Since we are in the grip of winter, you have probably been enjoying using your furnace and its supply of warm air. As you use your furnace, you need to be mindful of how you take care of your furnace. Why? Because it is crucial to its longevity and the safety of your home. Let’s... Read more

How To Get Rid Of The Fireplace Smell

Your fireplace is a great source of ambiance and heat during those chilly winter nights, but have you ever noticed a strange odor coming from your fireplace? Perhaps this smell occurs right after burning a fire or only after rainy days. Mercer County Chimney would like to help you discover what could be causing that... Read more

Understanding Creosote Build-Up: Risks and Solutions

If you own a fireplace or a wood-burning stove, you have heard the word creosote. But did you know that there are different classifications of creosote? You have heard that it is a toxic substance. It is produced when you burn wood in your fireplace. It is a tar-like substance that sticks to the sides... Read more

The Top Causes of Winter Chimney Leaks 

It’s winter, and you are enjoying the warmth and comfort your fireplace provides. So, as you are curled up with family, maybe your pets in front of the fireplace, there is more than meets the eye. Your chimney could be leaking, and that is something that can’t be ignored. Why? Because there can be extensive... Read more

6 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Chimney Fires

There’s something about owning and using a fireplace you can’t get with other heating systems. And while furnaces, radiant heating, and heat pumps may be more efficient and easier to use, they can’t deliver the nostalgia and feelings you get with a crackling fire. However, fireplaces come with risks, specifically chimney fires, and in this... Read more

The Environmental Impact of Using a Fireplace 

In today’s climate, everyone seeks methods to maintain their health. This pertains to dietary choices, the fuel used in vehicles, and even the type of fireplace one should consider owning. The health and well-being of your family is of the utmost importance. If you can make a difference, then why not? A fireplace is one... Read more

Understanding the Anatomy of a Chimney 

You use your chimney almost every day during the fall and winter; it’s like an old friend who is always there for you. But have you ever wondered how a chimney works? What are the parts that let a chimney do what it does? If you have ever wondered- here is a guide to understanding... Read more