The Many Benefits of Top-Sealing Dampers

Fireplaces can significantly boost a home’s interior value, and they can play a big role in heating your home during the colder months, allowing you to lower your heating bills in the process. Because of this, investing in professional chimney and fireplace care is a...

Is Your Chimney Leaking?

It’s officially springtime, and we’re definitely experiencing those classic spring rains throughout the Pittsburgh area. And while these rains help to hydrate our lawns and gardens before the hot summer months, there are other areas of your home that...

Fireplace Cleaning Tips

Spring is nearly upon us! This is a great time of year as the snow starts melting and nicer days finally start making more of an appearance. Before long, flowers will be blooming and we’ll be ditching boots, gloves, and heavy coats for shorts and tank tops. But with...

Spotting Ice On Your Chimney Cap?

Have you looked up recently only to notice an alarming amount of snow and ice on your chimney cap? For many this immediately brings up some concerns in terms of venting and potential chimney damage. The good news is that many times there’s no need to worry about some...

Why Is Water Your Chimney’s #1 Enemy?

Here in the Pittsburgh area, we’re not terribly far from the Atlantic Ocean, but did you know our weather patterns actually have a lot to do with what’s going on way over on the west coast? According to meteorologists, it has to do with wind patterns and how much...

Wood, Gas, or Pellet: Which Stove Is Right for You?

Looking to purchase a stove this season? Their efficiency and aesthetic appeal make them an idyllic option for many homeowners! Yet, once you’ve made the decision to purchase one, you’ll still have another choice to consider – which fuel is best for you? Here at...

Schedule Your Fall Chimney Inspection

Do you have yet to get your fall chimney inspection booked? No worries! Here at Advance Chimney Specialist, we’re available and ready to ensure you’re taken care of throughout this upcoming burning season. Our team of experts will take a look at your system, ensuring...