Technologies And Developments That Keep Your Chimney And Stove Working Properly

Aug. 20, 2015 1:53 AM ET
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A clean and modern heating system is an efficient heating system. However, older stoves, problems with chimneys and using traditional fuel products all contributed to colder homes. As well as this, inefficient, traditional ways of heating your home has an adverse effect on the environment. To make matters worse, problems with chimneys and stoves could lead to more serious immediate problems such as chimney fires, house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. However, the latest chimney cleaning and chimney inspection technologies are now being used to improve heating systems so that they are safer, more efficient and cause less damage to the environment.

Use clean, efficient fuels such as pellets like Billig Briketter. Modern fuel sources such as Billig Briketter produce more heat without causing the damage traditional fuel sources such as coal produced. Billig Briketter and similar fuels are made from products that don't emit dangerous fumes or produce more harmful by-products like smoke or thick soot which sticks to the inside of chimneys liners.

Upgrade your stove if you have an older model that is problematic. Many older stoves are inefficient and don't produce the heat they should produce. In many cases they are also difficult to clean. Older stoves also cause problems in chimneys such as a build-up of soot and ashes. As a result you have to clean your chimney more often and there is a greater risk of a fire. However, newer models are designed to be cleaner, safer and produce more heat than previous models.

Chimey CCTV systems help the professionals get a better view of your chimney. In order to diagnose a specific chimney problem, it's vital to be able to get a clear view of the inside of a chimney. This is impossible with the naked eye, so camera technology was required to make it easier to diagnose a problem with a chimney. The huge improvements in camera and imaging technology has had a huge impact on how chimney repairs and cleaning are carried out. In the past, chimney professionals had a limited view of the condition of a chimney but now CCTV devices clearly show up chimney cracks, cracks in liners or obstructions such as bird nests. One an accurate diagnosis has taken place, the chimney can be cleaned, fixed or replaced.

Cleaning tools have also changed in recent years. Traditional methods were dirty, time consuming and inefficient. We all have a picture in our heads of the chimney sweep shoving a chimney brush down a chimney to clean it. This manual method was used for centuries, but recent technologies have automated the chimney cleaning process. A range of mechanical and rotary chimney cleaning tools have replace the chimney sweeps brushes as technology has changed the way chimneys are cleaned.

Cowls, chimney liners and chimney caps are now designed differently and made from different materials. Improvements in technologies used to make chimney products have resulted in cleaner, more efficient and safer heating systems. There is always a risk of a chimney fire, especially if you use your stove or open fire on a regular basis. Stainless steel cowls, stainless steel chimney liners and stainless steel chimney caps are now common chimney products.

Our heating systems and chimney systems are taken for granted until something goes wrong. However, a chimney fire is an unfortunate reminder that there are many problems associated with heating our homes. Modern heating technologies are addressing all of the potential problems with heating systems so that it reduces the likely hood of chimney fires, lack of heat and effects on the environment.

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