As summer approaches, we must prepare for all those hot and humid days here in Louisville. Did you know you can still keep your home cool and comfortable while saving money? One way to reduce energy costs is to prevent cool air from leaking out of your home. If you have a chimney, you should start by updating your throat damper to a more energy-efficient top-mounted version. As a proud vendor of the Lock-Top Energy-Saving Damper from HomeSaver, we can most definitely help you with the installation. Let’s learn more about how this damper can save you money while also keeping you cool this summer.

What is a Lock-Top Damper?

Unlike a traditional throat damper, which is located directly above the firebox. The Lock-Top Energy-Saving Damper creates an airtight seal at the top of your chimney. It’s made of durable cast-aluminum and stainless steel, and it also serve as a chimney cap. Not only does it keep water out such as rain, melted ice and snow, but the Lock-Top Damper also prevents birds and wild animals from getting inside your chimney and home.

How can the Lock-Top Damper save me money on cooling costs?

Unlike a metal throat damper, this damper is made of a silicone rubber gasket. It completely seals off your chimney so no cool air will escape through the flue. After installing a Lock-Top Damper, you will see a noticeable decrease in your heating bills. According to HomeSaver, you could be losing as much as $200 in energy costs each year with a throat damper.  Not only does it not provide a sufficiently airtight seal for your chimney, you are also throwing money down the drain. We recommend getting a Lock-Top Damper installed right away!

Since a Lock-Top Damper is located on top of my chimney, how do I open and close it?

Adjusting your damper is simple! A cable runs down your flue and attaches to a handle which is mounted beside the fireplace so you could conveniently open and close it. The handles on throat dampers can be difficult to reach as they are usually located right above the firebox, and they also endure corrosion which can make them very difficult to open and close.

Save money on your cooling costs this spring and summer with a Lock-Top Energy-Saving Damper installed by our experts. Contact us today at 502-435-2364 to learn more about our damper sales and installation services!