There may be no simpler pleasure during the cold, winter months than relaxing next to a warm, crackling fire in your fireplace. But with increased awareness of our carbon footprint, you may be concerned about the environmental impact of the wood you are burning this winter. Thankfully, eco-friendly alternatives to traditional open fireplaces are available to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.
If you suspect an animal is living in your chimney, you should know it is not uncommon. Birds, bats, and other animals often seek shelter in chimneys during the summer months. A chimney in the summer is an ideal shelter for birds and animals especially because it is not being used.