All About Our Energy-Saving Dampers
By Doug Hetsch
May 31, 2019
As a homeowner, it is important to save energy in as many ways as you can. Not only are you helping the environment, but you are also reducing your costs if you do. One of the biggest wastes of energy and money has to do with conditioned air leaking out of your home. While window weatherizing doors and windows is one step, you should take a look at your chimney damper too. If you have a traditional throat damper, you could be losing hundreds of dollars every year from air leaking out of poor seals. Studies have shown that even a brand new throat damper can leak as much as $200 worth of air. Imagine how much energy is lost if your damper is old and rusted too!
All American Chimney Service can help you reduce the amount of money and energy that escapes through the chimney with a new top-mounted damper. We are proud to sell and installLock-Top Energy-Saving Dampersfrom HomeSaver, and we would like to tell you more about the benefits of this chimney component.
Provides Airtight Seal
You will not have to worry about losing heated and cooled air out the chimney when you have a Lock-Top damper because it is equipped with a silicone rubber gasket that completely seals off your chimney. Because throat dampers are made from metal, it is close to impossible to get the airtight seal that a top-mounted damper provides. You should notice a difference in your utility bills after All American Chimney Service installs your Lock-Top damper.
Easily Adjusts into Position
Since throat dampers are metal, they tend to suffer from corrosion, which can cause difficulties when opening and closing them. They can even become stuck. Even though the Lock-Top damper is located at the top of the chimney, it is simple to operate: the handle is attached to a cable, which allows you to open and close the damper from inside your fireplace.
Services Two Functions at Once
When one of our customers needs a new chimney cap, All American Chimney Service may recommend that the client goes with a Lock-Top damper instead of a cap. There are also Lock-top damper-cap combinations, that may be an option depending on your chimney’s configuration. Because this damper is installed at the top of the chimney, the airtight seal that is formed when closed also keeps out rainwater as well as birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals just as a chimney cap is meant to do.
All American Chimney Service wants to help you save as much money and energy as possible.Contact ustoday to find out more information about our Lock-Top Energy-Saving Damper sales and professional installation services.