Are the temperatures inside of your home not staying where you want them to? Here in the San Diego area, we experience some pretty hot days, so getting everything you need from your air conditioner is an essential part of staying cool and comfortable. Unfortunately for those with a chimney in their home, air can easily slip out through the flue. Not only does this brew frustration for people inside, but it also causes your energy bills to skyrocket. One simple solution might be to have a top-sealing damper installed. Learn more about these below, then count on our team to help you out every step of the way.
So, what is the main purpose of a damper? Well, they were designed to keep outside air out and indoor air in when your fireplace is not in use. On the flip side, they can be opened once you light a fire to ensure smoke and other fumes safely escape outside. All in all, they ensure you get ultimate comfort, whether you decide to put your fireplace to use or not.
Most older fireplace dampers are located in the throat of the chimney. These have been effective enough for homeowners in the past, but now there’s a better option – a top-sealing damper.
Top-sealing dampers are positioned at the top of your chimney, rather than the throat, and instead of a metal-on-brick seal, they come equipped with a rubber gasket that securely closes up the flue. This ensures no air goes in and no air comes out. While a throat damper can do an effective job, there is simply no comparison to this superior alternative.
Along with this, throat dampers are known to rust and corrode, which can trigger further damage for your system, and it often isn’t worth fixing it or replacing it with a similar model. If your throat damper is showing signs of wear, it may be time to consider upgrading to a top-sealing design.
Stop Wasting Money
A top-sealing damper will close things up tightly, so you don’t have to stress about wasting energy every month and losing money. Stop trying to cool your home to no avail, and invest in a more efficient damper today. It is a choice you’ll be happy you made when you get your monthly bills in the mail!
Trust In Us
If you are ready to get started, trust in the team here at Weststar Chimney Sweeps. We can do a thorough inspection and ascertain whether or not your damper is the cause of your higher energy bills. If so, we have the skills, experience, and certifications to get you the results you deserve.
Give us a call today, and we can set up an appointment at a time that works well for you. Our team is excited to help you out soon!