Fireplace dampers are an important part of your chimney’s anatomy. When your fireplace is not in use, they protect your home from cold downdrafts. When you have a fire lit, they help you control the intensity of your flames. Dampers make all the difference when it comes to keeping your home temperatures regulated. Additionally, it gives your fireplace the opportunity to send out harmful gases and vapors!
Now, most dampers in older fireplaces are located at the throat of the chimney. Throat dampers do a good job of helping your system function better, and there’s no doubt they have served their purpose well over the years. That being said, modern technicians have noticed ever-growing issues as creosote builds up around these dampers and triggers rust and other problems.
As creosote forms around the damper, it becomes more difficult to use and, often times, it gets stuck in place. In these cases, professional help is needed to clear out the creosote and get things back to normal. Unfortunately, most dampers don’t make it through this process without obtaining at least some damage or rust. This leads to inefficiency, drafting issues, and smoke back-up.
Luckily, there’s a solution for those sick of dealing with this constant hassle – energy top dampers! At Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps, we can set you up right!
Benefits Of Energy Top Dampers
So, how do energy top dampers help your fireplace function more efficiently? Well, for one thing they are sealed tight at the top of your chimney, so that you don’t have to worry about cold outside air coming anywhere near your living room. Throat dampers wear down faster, losing that airtight seal and allowing cool breezes to sweep in through your fireplace opening. Energy top dampers stop them from the start, keeping cold winds outside where they belong – a well-worthwhile investment, for sure!
And because you won’t have drafts swooping through your living room, there will be no need to crank the heat in your home. If you’re losing money month to month because of an inefficient damper, then it’s time to invest in a new one – you deserve it!
Energy top dampers are also great at keeping out excess debris and animals. They work with your chimney cap to cover the top of your chimney, thus ensuring nothing gets in and causes clogs or build up.
They also keep out water and excess moisture, saving your interior system from facing a lot of rot, rust, and other deterioration. We all know how damaging water can be to masonry! With an energy top damper in place, this will be one less thing you have to worry about.
Make A Smart Investment
If you’re ready to kick off 2018 with some smart investments, purchase an energy top damper from the qualified team at Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps today. We can’t wait to help you make this year the best one yet!