What is a fireplace damper?
A damper is basically a door that is used to open and close the
flue to let the smoke out when you’re using the fireplace
and prevent cold air from entering the house when you’re
not having a fire. A broken or inefficient damper will cause your
house to feel cold and drafty and cost much more to heat. The action
of hot air rising will cause your heat to go up the chimney while
cold air is also pulled into the house.
Usually, fireplace dampers are made out of cast iron or steel
and in time can become cracked or warped. Sometimes the handles
or hinges break and they can become a nuisance or a hassle to use
What is the solution to chimney damper problems?
The best solution is to replace an inefficient or broken damper
with a “top seal” damper. This type of damper sits
at the top of the chimney with a cable running down the flue to
a handle mounted in the fireplace. The key advantage is that since
the damper is up and away from the fire it has a rubber or silicon
seal and therefore when it is closed it seals tightly. When closed
it also acts as a cap and shuts off the top of the chimney completely
to keep birds, animals and rain or snow out of chimney. Another
advantage is that the handle is easy to use and it is easy to see
at a glance if the damper is open or closed.
Top seal damper:
The top seal dampers that we install are of the highest quality
and carry a lifetime warranty.
Stop heating all of Colorado and start saving money on your heating
and cooling bills.