Caps And Dampers Are As Important As A Roof
Your chimney might be in perfect state, and the logs ready to be put in the fire. But then you realize that there is debris or droplets of water coming down from the flue into your wood.
You may wonder what these are or why they are so important. Well, a chimney cap is a cover installed a little bit above the chimney to prevent any rain, snow, or sleet from getting inside the flue system. They also prevent critters like birds or rodents from getting inside and causing harm. Caps also keep residues and leaves out from your fire.
Chimney caps and dampers are a vital part of every healthy chimney system.
Dampers are installed inside the chimney, and are just up from where the firebox is. They are made to prevent cool air from your air conditioner from escaping through the flue system when the chimney is not in use. The damper needs to be manually opened or closed, so you must open it every time you’re starting a new fire so that the air flows through the flue and let the smoke out.
Now that you know what each of these work for, you should consider installing one of these if you haven’t yet.
Mr. Chimney Sweeping specializes in installing chimney caps and dampers that drastically improve the efficiency of your chimney and protect your home from outside elements.
We also check and repair existing caps and dampers to make sure they accomplish their mission without a problem. Damaged or stuck dampers can reduce your home’s energy efficiency, and a broken cap might let elements inside your chimney that could provoke dangerous fumes inside your home.
Call Mr. Chimney Sweeping today and secure your chimney with state-of-the-art caps and dampers for a properly conditioned home.