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Is Your Damper Working Efficiently?

fireplace damperEnsuring that your damper remains in great shape throughout the year is vital in maintaining chimney health. It keeps air flow circulating so that smoke does not back up into your home, and it gives you more control over how intensely your fire burns. There’s no doubt that a good damper is a great investment when it comes to maintaining strong fires.

If your damper allows for good ventilation when fires are lit, you may think you are all set. But what about after the fire is out? When your chimney is not being used, dampers play a big role for your home, as well! These products work hard to seal your chimney and keep your heating bills low throughout the cold, winter weather. Learn more below!

Preventing Heat Loss

Dampers are one of the best ways to prevent the heat in your home from escaping through your chimney. We know budgets can get tight around the holiday season. Save money on energy bills by keeping your damper sealed tight whenever your fireplace is not in use. This is a surefire way to keep the heat high, while the bills stay low.

If you are diligent about shutting your damper, but still notice heat loss throughout your home, have a professional come in and check things out. There is a good chance your damper is damaged or not sealed properly, and they will have the proper equipment to make adjustments, as needed. If a repair or replacement is needed, they will advise accordingly, so you can heat your home as efficiently as possible.

Invest In A Top-End Damper

Traditionally, fireplaces were installed with throat dampers. While these can do a decent job in keeping heat out, they are no longer the most efficient option out there. We recommend having a top-end damper installed. These products seal tight, ensuring your home stays cozy and warm all throughout the winter. Don’t let snow, wind, and low temperatures ruin your holiday season, and invest in a top-end damper today!

The professionals at A-1 Chimney Specialist are more than qualified to inspect your chimney and make repairs to your damper, as necessary. If things look too bad, and a replacement is needed, we can help with that, too! Our technicians are trained and certified to install a wide variety of products for keeping your chimney in great shape. We want to set you up right so that you can save money during the cold months fast approaching.

We feel that top-end dampers are the best choice for your home, and we would be happy to find a unit that works for your specific chimney. Give us a call today to set up your appointment. We look forward to working with you and making your home the best it can be!