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Subscribers have these camera-ready features copied to use in educating customers and prospective customers. They hand them out on the job, print them in their company newsletters, give them to the news media, share them with local fire prevention personnel, insurance people, real estate agents and others.

Freebie Public Service Articles are presented on a variety of subjects relating to home heating system maintenance and safety.

Freebies appear in nearly every issue.

The Chimney Sweep News is published six times a year.


Jan-Feb 2015 - Burn Clean to Protect Air Quality

Nov-Dec 2014 - Bill Paynton's Diagnostic Tool

Sept-Oct 2014 - Beware of Chimney Scams

July-Aug 2014 - The Damage Water Can Do to Your Chimney and How You Can Prevent it

May-June 2014 - The Problems with Decorative Shrouds

March-April 2014 - Why Your Chimney Needs a Cap

Jan-Feb 2014 - Fire Safety Training Can Save Your Child's Life

Nov-Dec 2013 - Protect Yourself and Your Family from Carbon Monoxide

Sept-Oct 2013 - A Guide to Good Firewood

July-Aug 2013 - When Should I Have My Chimney Cleaned?

May-June 2013 - Ten Steps to Perfection: Ten Characteristics of Succesful Stove and Fireplace Systems

April 2013 - Swifts in Your Chimney

March 2013 - Save Money on Chimney Repairs

January-February 2013 - Keeping Your Chimney Dry

December 2012 - Caution: Hot Glass

November 2012 - What You Can Do To Prevent a Fire

October 2012 - Are You Ready for the Holidays?

September 2012 - Getting Miximum Enjoyment from Your Woodburning Fireplace

August 2012 - Cracked Flue Tiles

July 2012 - More Than Cleaning Chimneys

May-June 2012 - Conquering Chimney Odors

April 2012 - Springtime Chimney Reminders

March 2012 - Keeping the Chimney Cap's Screen Clean

Jan-Feb 2012 - How to Choose a Chimney Sweep

December 2011 - The Benefits of a Chimney Liner

Nov 2011 - Chimney Care After Natural Disasters

October 2011 - Is Your Chimney Ready for Winter?

September 2011 - Preserving the Value of Your Home

August 2011 - Tuning Up Your Woodstove and Turning Up the Heat!

July 2011 - Shielding Your Investment from Moisture Damage

May-June 2011 - Earthquake Preparedness: Damaged Chimneys Can Kill!

April 2011 - Help! My Chimney Smells!

March 2011 - Why You Should Hire a Chimney Sweep Now Instead of Waiting Until Autumn

Jan-Feb 2011 - The Art of Starting a Fire in Your Fireplace

December 2010 - Holiday Hearth Safety

November 2010 - Getting the Most Heat from Your Woodburning Dollar

October 2010 - Are You Prepared for a Power Outage?

September 2010 - The Fine Art of Woodburning: Principles to Learn

August 2010 - Outdoor Fireplaces: A Great Way to Celebrate Nature!

July 2010 - 'My Dryer Doesn't Work Anymore'

May-June 2010 - Accessorize Your Hearth

April 2010 - Why Your Catalytic Wood Stove Shouldn't Be Operated Without Its Combustor

March 2010 - The Soot Barometer

Jan-Feb 2010 - What Kind of Fireplace Do You Have?

December 2009 - Dutch Oven Cooking

November 2009 - The Chimney Crown - Your Chimney's First Line of Defense

October 2009 - The Top Down Burn Fire

September 2009 - Burn Local Firewood

August 2009 - Use Your Energy Dollars Wisely

July 2009 - Are You Ready for Winter?

May-June 2009 - Chimney Cleaning Basics

April 2009 - Chimney Invaders!

March 2009 - Protecting Your Investment

January-February 2009 - Creating Warm Winter Memories

December 2008 - Money Saving Measures for Your Fireplace

November 2008 - Making Safe Holiday Memories

October 2008 - Fireplace Design Makeover

September 2008 - When Was the Last Time Anyone Took a Close Look at Your Chimney?

August 2008 - Fall Prevention Tips for Employees

July 2008 - Your Carbon Footprint: How to Lighten Your Step

January-February 2008 -- Replace Old Heat Tapes with Safer, Certified New Ones

December 2007 - Don't Let the Holidays Go Up in Smoke

November 2007 - A Fire Marshal's Guide to Gift Giving

October 2007 - Pyrolysis Causes Fires

August 2007 - Protect Your Home with a Fire Sprinkler System

July 2007 - Portable Generator Hazards

May-June 2007 - Selling Your Home? Hire a Chimney Sweep

December 2006 - A Season For Sharing Fire Safety

October 2006 - Do Your Smoke Alarms Work?

August 2006 - The Damage Water Can Do to Your Chimney and How You Can Prevent it

July 2006 - Protect Your Home from Wildfire!

March 2006 - Why Furnace Flues Need Yearly Inspection and Cleaning

November 2005 - The Do's and Don'ts Of Heating Safety

October 2005 - Why You Should Call A Chimney Sweep

September 2005 - What To Expect When You Get Your Chimney Swept

August 2005 - Plan Your Fire Escape

April 2005 - Raccoons in Your Chimney

March 2005 - The Masonry Stoves of Europe Gain a Foothold in North America

Jan-Feb 2005 - The Hazards of a Cold House

December 2004 - Holiday Fire Safety Tips

September 2004 - Preventing Downdrafts Using Bernoulli's Principle

August 2004 - Stuck in the Chimney and Can't Get Out!

March 2004 - Use Caution with Space Heaters and Fireplaces

Jan-Feb 2004 - Who Will Clean Out My Dryer Vent?

December 2003 - Decorate Safely for the Holidays

November 2003 - A Guide to Heating with Wood

July 2003 - Safe Refueling and Fuel Handling Guidelines

May-June 2003 - Aluminum Wiring Hazard Can Be Repaired

April 2003 - Watch Out for Overhead Power Lines

March 2003 - Your Neglected Heating System Could Kill You

December 2002 - Winter Safety Watch

November 2002 - A Sweep Can Do So Much More Than A Log

July 2002 - Be Careful on that Ladder!

November 2001 - Have a Happy Fire-Safe Holiday Season!

December 2000 - That Mysterious Soot Might Be From Candles

November 2000 - Fire Stops with You!

October 2000 - A Concise Guide to High Performance Woodburning

July 2000 - The Homeowner, The Chimney Sweep and The Home Inspector

May-June 2000 - Chimney Inspections Standardized!

March 2000 - Steps to Sweeping a Regular Masonry Fireplace

December 1999 - Chimney Fire!

November 1999 - Selecting and Locating a Chimney

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