How Does an Energy-Top Damper Work?

One great part of owning a fireplace is the ability to provide an alternate heat source for your home in the colder months. Many use their fireplace to save money on heating bills throughout the winter, and this method can work wonders if the system is running efficiently. Unfortunately, all too often, homeowners wind up losing a lot of heat out of the chimney when their fireplace is not in use.

If your monthly bills aren’t looking as good as you thought they would, maybe it’s time to change things up a bit. A lot of the time, heat loss out of the chimney can be prevented by simply installing a new damper! If you have a traditional throat damper in your system, talk with our team about upgrading to an energy-top damper. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!

An energy-top damper is installed at the top of the flue, rather than the bottom, and it seals tightly, working hard to keep your home free from those nasty downdrafts. Learn more about their many benefits below!

Benefits of Energy-Top Dampers

Since energy-top dampers are installed at the top of the flue, rather than the throat, no cold air can enter your chimney at all. This ensures no wintertime drafts will have access to your home at all, and it will make lighting fires easier, too! Along with this, they are known for having a tight seal, so you won’t have to worry about the chilly weather sneaking in through the sides of the device like they are known for doing with a metal throat damper.

Energy-top dampers are also great because they work alongside your chimney cap to keep out water, debris, and animals. This means you definitely won’t need to worry about your system get clogged, which can cause problems with airflow and affect performance. Clogs also further the chance of experiencing carbon monoxide exposure and creosote accumulation.

Worried about how your new product will look with your current set-up? Don’t! Energy-top dampers have a streamlined look that can rarely be seen from the street when not in use. You won’t need to worry about the aesthetic of your home being compromised at all! They even come in different size and style options, so you can pick a model that works well with your home’s exterior.

Call Us Right Away!

Christmas is just around the corner, so call us in today, so you’re all set and ready to go for any festivities you have planned. In fact, we can handle all of your chimney maintenance this season and for years to come! Book your repairs, inspections, sweepings, and more with us today. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call! We’re ready and willing to do everything we can to get you the best experience possible this winter.

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