W e routinely receive calls from clients in Chicago, Barrington, Lake in the Hills, Lake Zurich, Kildeer Lake Forest and other surrounding suburbs about a broken or damaged chimney damper. While this little device is a small part of your chimney system, it’s doing more than you think. Especially when it comes to your pocket book. Below are some other reasons to install a top sealing damper on your chimney:
1. Seals in heat during the winter and air conditioning in the summer
The primary function of a top sealing damper is to seal off the flue when the chimney isn’t in use and keep the rain and snow out. On the flip side of that, during the hotter months, it also blocks conditioned air from escaping your home. A top sealing damper is a simple cost-effective solution that will ultimately seal off the inside of your chimney and reduce your energy costs.
2. Keeps animals, birds and insects out of your chimney
Chimneys are one of the most common place for birds to nest. Although we don’t remove birds, animals or insects from your chimney we can install a top sealing damper on top of your chimney to prevent this scenario from occurring.
3. Prevents sparks from landing on your roof
When burning a wood fire, it’s natural for sparks to fly up your chimney. However, this could prove disastrous if one lands on your roof. A top sealing damper protects your home by preventing sparks from leaving your chimney.
Top sealing dampers can also be used in place of warped, rusty or leaky throat dampers. We’d be happy to come out for a complimentary consultation and assess the situation on your top sealing damper. We proudly service Chicago, Barrington, Lake in the Hills, Lake Zurich, Kildeer Lake Forest and other surrounding suburbs.