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Frequently Asked Questions

NOT SURE HOW TO CARE FOR A NEW CHIMNEY? HERE ARE A FEW SIMPLE STEPS TO GET YOU GOING If you’ve just moved into a house with a fireplace and you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. Before you light your first fire, it’s essential to thoroughly understand fireplace and…

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Lightning bolts are more than just a little zap. Just one bolt can carry with it nearly 100 million volts of electricity. That is a lot for your chimney to handle! The most common damage a chimney will experience is to its mortar and brick. The bolts cause the mortar to crumble and break apart…

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At Lindemann Chimney & Fireplace | Heating & Cooling we get many questions about the usability of stovepipe and chimney systems in the Northern Chicago area. Before we can give you a definitive answer we will need to inspect it. However, here are some tips on why it’s so important to maintain the pipe. Black stovepipe…

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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE MOST COMMON GAS FIREPLACE PROBLEMS Although often easier to use and maintain than a standard wood unit, gas fireplaces can still raise cause for concern when they aren’t working properly. In fact, there are many common problems that homeowners with gas fireplace may come across. While these issues may be troublesome…

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A chimney is designed to safely and effectively remove the dangerous fire byproducts produced within the fireplace out of the home. When it becomes clogged, it can no longer perform this important role. While the initial inconveniences resulting from a blocked chimney may seem minor, when left unaddressed, it can lead to many more dangerous problems including…

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Is it hard for you to keep or start a fire in your fireplace? Do you find that your fires don’t burn as hot or efficient as they could? If so, you could be experiencing backdraft problems within the chimney. The proper functioning of a chimney relies on hot air rising up and out of…

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A wood-burning fireplace isn’t always the best option for homeowners.  For some, a gas fireplace is a far better choice.  But what if your Chicago home already has a wood fireplace installed?  Is a gas fireplace conversion possible? Completing a wood fireplace conversion to gas is a great alternative for those looking for the appeal…

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