Chattanooga TN Top-Mount Chimney Dampers
Chimney Solutions of Chattanooga installs handsome top-mount chimney dampers in the Greater Chattanooga area along with Northwest Georgia from Rome GA to Rossville GA. Other communities in our service area include Walden TN, Soddy-Daisy TN, Calhoun GA, and LaFayette GA.
Do you use a “standard” fireplace damper in your Chattanooga home? You might consider the benefits of an alternative: a new top-mount chimney damper that does everything your “throat” damper does and much more.
What Is a Top-Mount Chimney Damper?
The purpose of any kind of damper is to regulate air passage in and out of your home while allowing sufficient air to circulate through the fireplace for efficient burns.
Top-mount chimney dampers do this with easy hand operation, just like the damper above your firebox. Look at some of the benefits.
Entire Flue Protected in the Winter
Throat dampers are good at their job, but they do nothing to keep super-cold air out of the tall chimney flue. We get some pretty chilly winters here in Chattanooga, and you really don’t want all that cold air sitting inside your chimney.
Top-mount dampers seal off the top of the chimney to keep cold air out. Many homeowners find that one of these dampers reduces their winter heating bills by as much as $100.
Easier to Work on and Install
A damper at the top of your chimney is easy for chimney service workers to inspect, work on and install. Throat dampers can be quite difficult to service. Easy access means less cost to you, overall, during the life of the damper.
Controls Summer Air Exchange
Top-mount chimney dampers do a great job of preventing cool interior air from escaping during the summer while keeping hot outside air from getting in. This enhances your savings on utility bills.
Keeps Animals and Debris Out of Your Chattanooga Chimney
The nesting materials of small animals and various tree debris, such as twigs and leaves, can create a blockage inside your flue. In this regard, a top-mount damper acts like a flue cap cover by keeping this material out.
Keeps Rain Out
These ingenious dampers also mimic flue caps by blocking intruding rain. Excess moisture inside your chimney flue can lead to chimney liner damage, deterioration of interior masonry, mold growth and other expensive problems.
Helps to Reduce Odors
Because your flue isn’t open to rain and the smelliness that squirrels, raccoons, birds and other animals can leave behind, you won’t be experiencing a lot of unpleasant odors wafting out of your fireplace. This is particularly nice in the swampy summer months.
Top-Mount Chimney Damper for Your Chattanooga Home
A top-mount chimney damper will give you solid protection as described above and look great while doing it. It’s definitely an attractive aesthetic element to add appeal to your Chattanooga home.
If you’d like to know about these outstanding dampers, or if you have questions about any part of your chimney or fireplace, the experts at Chimney Solutions are standing by to help.
Call us today at 423-551-9912 or contact us online.