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How To Convert a Gas Fireplace to a Wood-Burning Stove?

The fireplace is a central relaxing ambience of the home, and nothing can beat reading a book with a hot chocolate mug in front of a blazing fire during a cold night. But sometimes, it feels gloomy, especially in front of the gas fireplace, as the fireplace glass becomes foggy with moisture. However, they are Read more

Does Air Duct Cleaning Make a Mess?

Regular duct cleaning is necessary to remove  debris, mold, germs, and pests from your ducts, in order to improve indoor air quality. However, the question that comes to mind after looking in the cleaning process, does the air duct cleaning process create a mess? Yes, it does create a mess while cleaning the air duct. Read more

Air Duct Cleaning After Renovation – Essential or Overrated?

Air duct cleaning and sweeping after home renovation should never be taken lightly, because you never know when there could be a giant dust bomb waiting to go into your air duct system.  Fortunately, you can take multiple steps to minimize the impact of air duct cleaning, such as sealing vents and tapping the registers Read more

How to Vent a Gas Fireplace Without a Chimney

A fireplace is a must-have for homeowners and especially during winters, the demand for wood-burning and gas fireplaces increases dramatically!  Getting a fireplace is considered the most significant thing you can do to add value, aesthetics, and warmth to your home. But what if you don’t have a chimney to vent out the toxic gasses Read more

How to Add a Fireplace to Your House – Planning Guide

Fireplaces not only add exceptional ambience to your home but are also a valuable source of heat in cold areas, helping you save money on your heating bills. However, if you do not have a fireplace in your home, you can certainly get one installed, but for this, you first need to know the types Read more

How Often to Clean Dryer Vent? – A Brief Guide

Regular dryer vent cleaning is essential to maintain optimal dryer performance and efficiency. Removing lint and debris allows dryers to operate at peak levels and avoid potential issues obstructing performance. In addition, proper dryer vent maintenance is essential in preventing duct blockages from developing. The U.S. Fire Administration recommends cleaning the dryer vent at least Read more

What You Should Know About Gas Fireplace Maintenance

As the seasons change — you need to be ready for the season, and your fireplace becomes dormant until the fall. It is the perfect time to undergo yearly gas fireplace maintenance to avoid any problems with your fireplace. Maintenance is crucial for the longevity of your fireplace and its safe operation. However, it is Read more

How Long Does a Chimney Sweep Take?

If you’re planning to schedule a chimney inspection or cleaning, but wondering how long it takes, then you have landed the right blog.  So every flue is different, that’s why on average, a thorough cleaning process can take about 45 minutes and can go up to an hour. Though, this time can extend for a Read more

Why It Is Worth Installing a Gas Fireplace in Maryland

At High’s Chimneys, we have a lot of queries about why it is worth installing a gas fireplace and the particular reason to have one in your home. As winter is arriving soon in Gaithersburg, MD, it is the right time to have a fully-functional gas fireplace. Or, if you already have it, contact your Read more

How To Repair Chimney Crown – Everything You Need to Know About Chimney Crown

Let’s be very honest; a whole long year of winter could be irritating sometimes. Isn’t it? Colder seasons bring in more responsibilities for everyone out there who has a chimney on their rooftop. More winter means more snow, rain, and fog, ultimately increasing home and infrastructure costs. This infrastructure includes a chimney, stove, fireplace, and Read more