Always Affordable Chimney provides clients with trusted and reliable chimney services. We are a licensed and certified chimney cleaning company and perform many different jobs when it comes to the chimney. One such service is the inspection and installation of chimney dampers. A chimney damper is a device installed at the top of a chimney for the purpose of sealing the flue shut when the fireplace is not in use. In most cases, they are used as replacements for dampers installed just above the firebox. Lyemance & Lock top-sealing dampers are as much as 90% more efficient than throat dampers due to the fact that they provide a silicone rubber gasket seal rather than metal to metal.
Chimney Dampers vs. Chimney Flue
When it comes to the difference between chimney dampers and the chimney flue, many people get the two terms mixed up. A flue and a damper each play their own specific role when it comes to the safe use of your home chimney. A flue is quite simply put any pipe or tube that draws smoke and gases out of the home through the chimney. In a fireplace, the smoke from the fire is drawn through the chimney flue and out of the home. Without this passageway, the smoke and gases would accrue inside your home and create an unhealthy and unsafe living area.
The chimney damper is a small device inside the flue and serves a few different roles. It regulates the air flow and protects against rain and pests. For a flue to work properly, it needs an effective damper. Overall, chimney dampers are meant to shut your fireplace when it is not in use. It is necessary as it keeps the warm air heating your home inside your home and not escaping up the chimney. If you have a leaky damper you could be adding hundreds of dollars to your heating costs per year.
Chimney Dampers Installations
Always Affordable Chimney provides excellent chimney services for homes in Long Island, Suffolk, Nassau, New York City and Westchester. We highly recommend that the damper is working efficiently to ensure optimal usage for your chimney. You should have a chimney cleaning and inspection done annually to insure that gases do not enter your home. Click to read our blog about our professional chimney services and see if your home is in need of a new one.
We have years of experience servicing chimneys and have an expert staff of quality workers. We will come to your home and inspect your chimney when you are having issues to determine the best route to fixing the problems. If you would like more information regarding chimney dampers and their benefits, please contact us today. The number to call is 855-244-6880. We will gladly answer any questions you may have regarding chimney dampers, as well as provide you with a free estimate for our services.