Aelite Keeps McHenry County’s Chimneys Safe & Sound

Nick and Julie Wagner, the owners of Aelite Chimney Specialties, are committed to safeguarding residents of McHenry County from the fire and toxicity hazards that can originate in fireplaces, chimneys and clothes dryers. We offer the following services to residents of McHenry County:

Comprehensive Chimney Sweep Services & More

Aelite Chimney Specialties has a comprehensive approach to your chimney service. We inspect, sweep and clean your chimney, fireplace and venting systems in accordance with the recommendations of The Chimney Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Both the CSIA and NFPA advise homeowners to have these systems inspected once a year and these services performed as needed to avoid fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Aelite performs a video inspection of your chimney, flues, vents and fireplace. We can repair any leaks or cracks and remove any blockages as needed. The same pre-emptive service is needed for your clothes dryer. Poorly functioning dryer vents can also release hazardous gases into your home and create a fire hazard and an array of health problems. In addition to protecting you from these hazards, clear vents also improve the performance and longevity of your dryer.

Hi Nick and Julie,

Just wanted to say thank you! Our chimney cap looks great, we are to code and while we can still hear the rain, the peace of mind in knowing it won’t leak down into the chimney is terrific. We are also glad we took Nick up on his service to clean out the dryer hose…omg, we could have made a bunch of pillows from what came out! You were right, we’re back to a 45 minute dry cycle, instead of an hour 45, 2 hour dry cycle…yay for getting some time, and some energy savings back! That def makes laundry a little less of a chore!
Thanks again!
~ Tina K. McHenry, IL

Our Qualifications

We know how important your health and safety is to you, and it’s important to us as well! All of our technicians are CSIA-certified and committed to providing the best chimney sweep services available. Since we opened in 2005, we have maintained a “Zero Complaint” record with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Our customer feedback is so positive we have an “A” rating with Angie’s List.

McHenry County-A Great Place To Live, Work & Play

McHenry County is a great place to be! Life in McHenry County offers the best of both living styles, urban and small town. As part of the Chicago metro area, the “big city” and all its amenities are just around the corner from McHenry County. Residents of McHenry County enjoy a growing economy with a strong emphasis on creating and supporting profit and non-profit business ventures, neighbors supporting neighbors, and an abundance of arts and culture, entertainment and outdoor activities.

Water, Water, Everywhere

McHenry County is the perfect playground for water lovers. The Fox River flows through McHenry County and connects with the Chain O’Lakes. The Three Oaks Recreation Area is a 500 acre park with marina, boat rental, swimming, hiking and fishing. The McHenry County Conservation District has over 30 locations of wetlands, woodlands, prairies, ponds and rivers available to the public for fishing, canoeing, exploring, camping and observing nature.

Where Am I?

Richardson Adventure Farm is known as the world’s largest corn maze and was featured on Sunday Morning on CBS. Richardson’s has a 700 ft zip line, a giant slide, pedal carts, and even live pig races. Richardson’s also has a Christmas tree farm.

From Farm To Table

There are over 30 Farmer’s Markets located throughout McHenry County. Seasonal produce, pumpkins, plants, and flowers are featured as growers sell their harvest. Many markets offer homemade baked goods and crafts as well.

A Golfer’s Dream

McHenry County is home to some of the finest golf courses in the Midwest. The terrain of marshes, prairies, woods and water unique to each course provide a challenging experience for golfers with all handicaps.

Come Fly With Me

Lake in the Hills Airport is the relief airport for O’Hare International Airport. Lake in the Hills is a Fixed Based Operator (FBO) and serves smaller planes, independent flyers and charters. The flight school and maintenance facility at Lake in the Hills draws aviators from across the Midwest. The airport has made a huge positive economic impact on McHenry County. It is also a favorite place for visitors to watch the planes take off and land.

Aelite Chimney Specialties is here to safeguard your home and family with professional chimney sweep services. Call or click here for more information.


We invite you to head on over to North Shore to explore this additional part of the area we serve here at Aelite.