If you have drafting problems with your chimney or wood burning stove, you may want to consider getting or replacing your chimney liner. Not many people are aware of how important a chimney liner is to keep the fireplace hearth safe. The liner is responsible for helping combustion material from the fires in the hearth escape up the chimney and prevents the development of dangerous residue such as creosote.
Not all chimneys have liners. If you live in an older home, the chimney may have originally been constructed without a liner, or you may have a damaged liner that needs replacing. If this is the case, you should definitely contact Advanced Chimney Sweeps and have us help you choose and install a chimney liner.
Chimney Liner Benefits
Having a chimney liner will increase your home’s energy efficiency. Liners form a layer of insulation inside a chimney that reduces the downdrafts during times when there is no fire in the hearth. This means less cold air getting into your home and forcing you to run your heater or furnace more often. It also means more efficient burning of fuel inside the fireplace.
Chimney liners prevent creosote and moisture. Creosote is the shiny black substance that forms from unburned wood energy that gathers due to poor venting or wood that is not burned thoroughly. Creosote is highly combustible and the leading cause of chimney fires. A liner prevents creosote from building up by helping with proper venting. The liner also stops water moisture from becoming trapped in the chimney, which is a significant danger because it will cause cracking when it freezes during winter.
Most importantly, chimney liners protect your home from fire damage. One of the most important functions of a chimney liner is to keep the heat inside the chimney from reaching the combustible material outside. For older chimneys with cracks in their masonry, it’s easy for heat to escape to areas such as the second floor or the roof and start a fire. In fact, the majority of house fires in the U.S. start this way. A liner keeps the heat inside the chimney where it belongs.
Whether you need to line an old, unlined chimney or reline a chimney with a damaged or failing system, Advanced Chimney Sweeps of Marietta, GA can provide the service you need. As certified chimney specialists, we provide complete installation and service for chimney liners and flue repair. We offer several types of chimney liners including stainless steel and cast in place systems.
Contact us today for a free chimney liner installation estimate. Call 770.884.6475 or REQUEST AN ESTIMATE ONLINE.