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What Problems Could Arise In My Chimney’s Smoke Chamber?

There are many components to a chimney that work together to make for a cozy winter environment. From fireboxes to chimney cap’s and everything in between, it’s important that everything is in working condition. Your smoke chamber is no exception to this rule and requires attention regularly. Luckily, if you have an annual inspection and... Read more

A Fireplace Insert Can Transform Your Home

Many people struggle with inefficient masonry fireplaces that are too drafty and never produce enough heat. Other people love their fireplaces but really wish they could save money on fuel. Still others aren’t happy with a wood-burning fireplace and want to switch to gas. A new fireplace insert can be the solution in all of... Read more

Unlocking the Power of Wood Stove Ashes

Many homeowners in New Bern, Windsor, and the surrounding Hudson Valley, NY, region fire up wood stoves to keep their homes warm and cozy in winter. Wood is a sustainable and nutrient-rich fuel source. But what do you do with the leftover ashes? Instead of relegating them to the dustbin, these seven benefits unlock the... Read more

How To Get Rid Of The Fireplace Smell 

Cozying up to a warm fireplace in your home on a winter night is second to few things. In the moment, the earthy smoky smell may not bother you or your family members. However, as time goes on, you may be less apt to enjoy the smell of a lingering fire around your home. Luckily,... Read more

Gas and Wood Fireplaces: What Are the Differences?

For many people, a home just isn’t complete without a lovely fireplace to serve as a centerpiece for gatherings, parties and relaxing evenings. After you’ve decided to add a new fireplace, the next step is to select the type of fuel you want your fireplace to burn. Hudson Valley Chimney of Poughkeepsie, NY, would like... Read more

Chimney and Wildlife

The charm of Hudson Valley living comes with a delightful dose of nature and cozy evenings beside the warmth of a crackling fire. But unwelcome guests might also be eyeing your chimney as their winter retreat. Raccoons, squirrels, birds, and even bats can turn your chimney into their own little Airbnb, leaving you with unwanted... Read more

Five Ways a Chimney Cap Can Save You Money

Chimney caps are fairly simple components installed at the top of your chimney to protect the flue opening. Full-width caps also cover and protect the chimney crown and provide a run-off to keep water away from the masonry. As simple as chimney caps are, they can save you big money and a lot of hassle.... Read more

Creosote Build-Up: Risks and Solutions

If you’re a homeowner with a chimney, you’re likely familiar with the maintenance and upkeep needed to keep your chimney in tip-top shape. Luckily, if you follow a regular schedule of annual inspections and cleanings, you probably don’t run into too many issues. But if you don’t have a routine, it may be time to... Read more

The Benefits of a Well-Insulated Chimney

As colder weather arrives and the Hudson River Valley region in New York turns into a winter wonderland, homeowners light their fireplaces and wood stoves to stay warm and cozy. However, if the chimney is not insulated properly, it can reduce the efficiency of gas and wood-burning heating appliances, increasing energy consumption and causing drafts... Read more

5 Ways to Prevent Chimney Fires

Not all chimney fires are big, dramatic events that bring sirens and flashing lights up the street. Many of these fires are small, starting and going out on their own before anybody in the house even notices. But no matter the size of the fire, every chimney fire can cause damage. This is why Hudson... Read more

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