Chimney, Fireplace & Vent Services for Lake, McHenry and Cook Counties

Since 1998, Aelite Chimney owner Nick Wagner has been repairing chimneys, fireplaces, and vents, seeing to it that after his work is done the homes he’s worked in are more energy efficient, safer, and more enjoyable for their owners living in and around the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. It’s a profession he takes great pleasure in; that’s why he started his own chimney sweeping company in 2005, alongside wife Julie, who serves as vice president. You can count on Nick and Julie to be active in all day-to-day operations to ensure that the highest standards of workmanship as well as customer satisfaction are continuously maintained and enforced. In fact, call Aelite and you’ll probably get Julie on the phone; make an appointment with Aelite, and it’ll probably be Nick sweeping your chimney or performing any number of chimney maintenance services.

6 Top Reasons Why Your Chimney Or Vent Needs to Be Professionally Maintained

1. To prevent a house fire. Don’t put your property or your family at risk; a neglected or deteriorating chimney or vent can be a fire hazard for numerous reasons.
2. To rule out the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. A chimney or vent that is not properly ventilating can become a dangerous source of this odorless, colorless, and highly toxic gas.
3. To prevent costly water damage. A leaky chimney may end up doing damage not only to the chimney structure itself but also to the walls, ceilings, and floors around it.
4. To save you money with better energy efficiency. The chimney and dryer vent are two of the most common culprits when it comes to home energy loss. A certified Aelite technician will be able to save you a lot of money in energy costs by maintaining both systems and making sure that they are in proper working order.
5. To ensure that your fireplace is up to code and has proper clearances. Especially if you live in an older house, you’ll want to make sure that your chimney has been updated to meet local codes and national safety recommendations.
6. To give you peace of mind. You won’t be able to truly enjoy the warmth and ambiance that a fire offers if you are feeling worried about the safety or efficiency of your heating appliance. Plus, you don’t want to share a home with a dryer that is wasting energy and could possibly catch fire or expose your family to carbon monoxide.

What We Offer

With 15 years of experience, there’s no chimney or dryer vent problem Aelite Chimney hasn’t seen or can’t correct. Some of the chimney and venting services we specialize in are:

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Schedule Your Next Service Today

Experience a whole new level of service with us. Schedule an inspection, maintenance, or repair for your chimney, fireplace, or dryer vent system today. Call Aelite Chimney at (815) 363-1242 or click here to schedule an appointment online.


At Aelite Chimney Specialties, Inc., we do all kinds of installations including fireplaces, inserts and wood stoves. Check us out, then give us a call.