About Your Chimney & Venting System
When most American homeowners think of their chimneys, living room fireplaces immediately come to mind. While those fireplaces most likely have chimneys, your home’s primary heating system also is very likely to have a chimney or chimneys to carry heat, smoke, and dangerous flue gasses out of your home. Whether you heat your home or your fireplace is fueled by gas, oil, wood or pellets, you most certainly want to keep your chimney and venting system in mind as an integral part of an efficient system.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America and many other fire safety organizations, including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend that chimneys and vents are inspected annually and maintained as needed. This section of our website was designed to help you learn more about your chimney and venting system and what to expect when you call a chimney professional so you can make educated decisions about your chimney and venting system.
While CSIA can provide general information, we recommend that you contact a local CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep for chimney inspections and advice tailored specifically to your home’s systems.