Unsatisfied with your throat damper? For folks who are sick of the inefficient metal on metal seal that these devices provide, we suggest switching to a top-end damper. These units offer countless benefits and, once you make the switch, we’re certain you’ll be wondering why you waited so long to invest in this alternative option.
Learn more about the benefits of top-end dampers below, then give the team at Winston’s Chimney Service a call, so we can set you up with the expert chimney care you deserve. Our technicians are ready and eager to help you out!
Lowering Your Monthly Bills
So, how can a new damper save you money? Well, as the name suggests, a top-end damper seals your chimney at the top, rather than the bottom, ensuring no cold air comes anywhere close to your living space. Along with this, it shuts tightly with a rubber gasket, so you won’t have to worry about anything seeping in and affecting your indoor temperatures. When it comes to keeping your energy bills in check, this is one addition that can work wonders!
This also means your furnace won’t be forced to run as much, which could save you money when it comes to maintenance and repair costs. The harder it works, the more likely it will be to break down. Why not do everything you can to keep your heating system running well for the long haul? A top-end damper could be just what you need to keep everything in check.
Burning More Efficient Fires
Top-end dampers can also help with the fire-building process. Consider the amount of cold air that sits in your chimney throughout the winter months when a throat damper is in place. Heating up that space can take time, and if your fires burn too hot too fast, the smoke won’t rise as quickly in your frigid flue. This sends fumes and gases back into your home, which makes the atmosphere less than ideal for a cozy evening indoors.
Along with this, gases and fumes entering your home will increase the likelihood of carbon monoxide exposure, which puts the health of you and your loved ones at serious risk. Why take any chances? A top-end damper will ensure your flue stays warm and toasty, so you can light all of your future fires with ease [https://www.cdc.gov/co/faqs.htm].
That’s Not All
A top-end damper saves you stress, money, and time, but it can also play a role in keeping out water and excess debris, both of which can trigger clogs and damage throughout your structure. Since it sits at the top of your system, it can easily work alongside your chimney cap to keep out all of those outdoor materials that have a tendency to fly into your flue.
It will also help keep out any curious woodland critters or birds, so you can stress less about wildlife invasion, nesting materials, and the like. You can simply use your fireplace with the peace of mind you long for – well worth it!
Fall is just around the corner, so call on our team today before the busy burning season strikes. We can set you upright in no time, so you can light fires worry-free all winter long. Pick up the phone and reach out to us now!