Utility Flue Liners – Furnace & Water Heater Venting
Chimney Solutions travels around Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Woodstock, Marietta, Cumming, and nearby communities to install, repair, and replace utility flue liners.
Many masonry fireplaces owners do not know that their chimney has more to it than meets the eye. Gas burning furnaces and water heaters are often vented through a separate flue in the chimney. Since homeowners are unaware of its presence, it can be very dangerous. Gas burning appliances like furnaces and water heaters can produce corrosive moisture and poisonous gases like CARBON MONOXIDE. Furnaces & water heaters are a necessity to your home’s heating unlike fireplaces. This is why it’s especially important to make sure the flue lining for these appliances is in great shape. As gas appliances have become more efficient over the years, their vent size has gotten much smaller. Unfortunately many of them are still using the same size chimney flue from when the house was built. This is actually a huge problem. Exhaust produced by the appliances venting into the chimney maybe cooling off rapidly and losing draft due to over-sized flue. This can cause down drafts and excessive amounts of corrosive moisture to not only destroy the chimney, but the appliances themselves. We can help! Installing the appropriate size and right type of liner can save your chimney and appliances! Call today for a thorough inspection!
Why reline a chimney flue — especially when it looks fine?
The flue liner is often the most neglected part of your chimney. Traditional masonry flue tiles cannot handle the acidic moisture created by your furnace, boiler, or hot water tank. This acid attacks and breaks down flue tiles and the mortar in between them. This damage can prevent harmful exhaust gases from leaving your chimney and home.