Are you ready for winter? I guess I should say, is your Chimney and hearth ready for winter? You need to do a good check to make sure your stove pipe is clean and in good condition if you use a wood stove. Your chimney liners need to be evaluated if you are using a masonry chimney because a good chimney liner will help tremendously with heating efficiency and safety.
Another component of your hearth system that needs to be evaluated in your chimney pipe. No matter what appliance that you are using, you need the chimney pipes to be working properly for safety and efficiency. Absolutely do not forget to check your chimney caps that they are functioning properly as well.