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Dealing with a stuck, broken, or off-track chimney damper? At Tucson Chimney and Venting Solutions, we offer damper repair and replacement services to homeowners all throughout Tucson and Pima County. Give us a call now to get started – or you can book online today.
What Is a Chimney Damper?
A chimney damper is a device that is used to regulate the flow of air in a chimney. When fires are lit, it can be opened to allow smoke and fumes to escape, and when the fireplace isn’t in use, it can be closed to keep outdoor air out and inside air in.
This means getting full use of needed ventilation sources when you need it, and ensuring heat and conditioned air stays trapped inside when you don’t – and that your energy bills don’t rise due to the presence of that much-needed opening in your flue.
Is a Top-Sealing Damper Right for You?
When we say “chimney damper,” we’re guessing the traditional throat dampers (located directly above the firebox) are what first come to mind for you. There are actually two types of dampers – these throat dampers and newer top-sealing options. While throat dampers tend to be the standard and are what homeowners have used for a long time, some chimneys are better suited for a top-sealing damper.
What is a top-sealing damper?
A top-sealing damper will be installed at the top of your chimney, rather than inside it at the throat. They seal up tightly thanks to a rubber gasket, and they can work alongside your chimney cap and crown or chase cover to keep out rain, birds, debris, rodents, raccoons, and pretty much anything else that shouldn’t be in your flue.
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What are the benefits of top-sealing dampers?
- Improved Energy Efficiency: A top-sealing damper creates a tighter seal at the top of the chimney thanks to that rubber gasket we mentioned above. This then helps to prevent downdrafts from coming into your home, and it can improve your home’s efficiency levels too.
- Lower Heating/Cooling Costs: By stopping air from entering and leaving your home, a top-sealing damper ensures your house stays at your desired temperature – without making your HVAC system work overtime in the process. This will also help to keep your monthly bills in check.
- Reduced Risk of Animal Intrusion: If you’ve heard the dreaded sound of birds chirping in your flue or little feet scurrying in your walls, then you know how dreadful animal invasions can be. And while throat dampers keep them out of your home, they’ll still have access to the chimney… Top-sealing dampers block them right from the top.
- Warmer Flue: Why is having a warmer flue a good thing? Well, for one, it helps your home stay warmer in the winter months. Along with this, it makes fires easier to light, since you’re not left fighting a wall of cold air (which is known to push smoke back into your home).
Why Trust Your Damper Repairs to Us?
Like with a lot of our other services, many homeowners feel that damper installation is something they could easily tackle themselves. While this can feel like an easy and effective money-saving plan at the moment, it’s not usually advised.
Dampers that aren’t functioning correctly will have a negative effect on airflow and can pose a safety risk, so trusting a crew that’s trained to properly diagnose issues and correctly address them is a must.
We have access to high-quality parts and tools, and we’re equipped with the knowledge needed to get the job done correctly and safely, so that your damper can function properly for years to come – and so that no one gets hurt during the installation process.
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Why do homeowners in Tucson and the surrounding cities always turn to us first? Well, to start, we excel when it comes to delivering high-quality customer service. In addition, our certified techs are qualified to handle a long list of chimney services, and we take advantage of educational opportunities in the industry, so we’re always learning and improving.
In the end, there’s no better crew to turn to for your chimney and fireplace repairs, inspections, installations, and more. And hey – we’re happy to help with it all.
Reach out to us online or give us a call at 520-444-2845 today.