A chimney damper is a simple, inexpensive way to keep the warmth in your home while reducing energy costs. This damper allows the chimney to be closed when not in use preventing heated or cooled air from exiting out the chimney flue. It also serves the important function of capping the chimney stopping animals, birds, and insects from creating nests within the chimney.
When choosing a damper, select one that will provide a tight seal at the top of the chimney fitting properly into the space. You will also want one that has easy access to the chain for efficiency in opening and closing the unit. For a damper that will stand the test of time, choose one constructed of aluminum or stainless steel. Both will help prevent rusting and corrosion of the damper’s components.
Whether you are using wood logs or a gas burning system, it is important to keep the damper fully opened when utilizing the fireplace to avoid pushing gases, fumes, and debris into the home. The damper should only be closed when all embers have been extinguished.
Kingsborough Chimney Sweeps is proud to offer ENERGY TOP and Seal Tight Dampers – the best in the industry. Both models feature year-around protection while also being easy to use and maintain. Our team can help replace your existing leaky throat damper or add a damper to your current chimney system.
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