It makes good sense and cents to have flues and venting systems attended to in the spring of the year. Some considerations:
• Your chimney should be swept before moisture mixing with soot and creosote form sulfuric and hydrochloric acids that eat into the chimney structure. Chlorine from household cleaning compounds may be in combustion air rising up the chimney. Sulfur is in soot deposits from a coal fire.
(Reprinted with permission, from the March 2011 issue of The Chimney Sweep News.)
Attention – Take Note!!
Manufacturers of all gas hearth appliances recommend an annual maintenance check by a qualified technician. This means all direct vent, all B-vent, and especially all vent-free appliances.