Summer is right around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to get your chimney and fireplace serviced. Many people put off chimney maintenance until fall or winter, but this can be very troublesome as our schedule fills up fast and is full during the cold months. Bigger projects are definitely better to get done during the spring and summer months, so it gives your chimney professionals ample time to diagnose your chimney issues and repair them right away.
If you’re in need of new chimney parts, now it’s the perfect time to give our team of experts a call. We install chimney dampers and caps; we can even build you a brand new fireplace! One of the biggest issues we receive during springtimes is chimney leaks and water damage, due to all the rain. If you want to ensure your chimney is protected from water during the rainy season, you can have us install an energy-top damper for you! Learn more about this product below and then give us a call to set up an appointment before all the rain hits.
HOW DOES AN ENERGY-TOP DAMPER WORK?
An energy-top damper works very similarly to a throat damper, as it opens and closes with the help of a handle inside your home. It works to keep out unwanted air from outside while keeping your heat or cool air inside your home where it belongs. When you need to light a fire, it easily opens so smoke and fumes can escape as needed.
The biggest difference between the two dampers is the energy-top damper is usually located at the top of your chimney, and they provide a tighter and longer-lasting seal than a throat damper. Since they are positioned higher, they can work alongside the chimney cap to keep water, animals, and other debris out of your chimney. They also keep cold downdrafts from sneaking into your home.
Energy-top dampers can save you lots of money on your monthly energy bills as well. Throat dampers provide a metal-on-metal seal, which isn’t the most ideal for keeping indoor air in while keeping outdoor air out. Whereas energy-top dampers seal with a rubber lining, this means nothing can get in or out unless it is opened by you.
DEPEND ON OUR EXPERTS TODAY
As you can imagine, when it comes to the installation of fireplaces and chimney parts, one minor slip-up can lead to hazardous, time-consuming, and costly problems down the road. You are always far better off putting your trust in CSIA-certified professionals to handle any chimney issues. Our experts not only have the proper training and qualifications, but we’re also prepared to serve and help you with any chimney issues this spring and summer. Give us a call now so you can rest easy knowing your chimney is ready for fall when the cold strikes again.