Chimney Dampers

What is the importance of a chimney damper?

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All of the US Fireplace Products will save you lot of money in “paid” heating and air-conditioning costs. These chimney top dampers provide the best seal in the industry, controlling air loss just like a storm door. In fact, these dampers often pay for themselves in 2-4 years. Old rusted, warped, damaged or missing fireplace dampers account for thousands of lost energy dollars each year. The Energy Top and the Seal Tight dampers saves hundreds of dollars in annual heating and cooling costs for homeowners across America! It efficiently seals fireplace chimneys with defective leaky or missing fireplace dampers. It attaches to the flue tile liner with silicone adhesive.

A chain drops down the chimney and is threaded through a bracket that mounts onto the fireplace wall. Energy Top Fireplace Dampers are made for use only with open burning masonry fireplace chimneys. A Masters Services chimney cap should be installed over an Energy Top Damper to ensure total protection of the chimney crown and curious critters attempting to find a new place to live when your fire is cooling down.

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We offer the Energy Top Damper, Seal Tight Damper and the Butterfly Damper if the chimney flue will better fit these types.

Average Installed price is $550 – $750. All dampers must be installed by a chimney sweep to receive the lifetime warranty.

 

Zero Clearance Replacement Dampers

Is your damper not opening in your prefabricated fireplace? Handle broken? We have your solution. The Zero Clearance Replacement Damper with a new Spark Arrestor. We use “The Top Damper” installed inside a U.L. Listed Spark Arrestor (termination cap) that has a louvered screening.
 

Average Installed Price $650- $800

 

Ask a Technician

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Phillip has been a technician with us for over three years now, before becoming a chimney and wildlife specialist Phillip worked in construction and marine maintenance. His roots have always been in forestry as this was his passion growing up.

What are some of the tell-tale signs that your home needs a damper replacement?

Phillip: That your existing damper is rusted, the damper being missing all together, if you are unable to open or close it. Also, if you are noticing that there is a draft in your home near your fireplace where you may be loosing cool air in the summer months and cold air may be entering in the cooler months.

Why does a home need a properly working chimney damper?

Phillip: The main thing is efficiency for the rest of your home, think of the damper as a door in your chimney. Would you leave your door open in the middle of winter with your heater running? No, that would be silly. Not having a working chimney damper in place is quite the same, you can have all sorts of things come into your home just the same as leaving your front door open, rain, snow, animals, hot air in the summer and so on. A chimney damper that is properly working can save you money on other energy sources in your home.

How long on average does a damper replacement take?

Phillip: Dependent on the chimney and any other repairs that may be occurring at the same time it can take between 1-3 hours on average. Making sure that you get routine chimney sweeps and inspections preformed on your home can help you to prevent the loss of money from a non-functioning damper by catching it early on.

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