|CAPTAIN SOOT CHIMNEY SWEEPS & REPAIRS
631 842 2336
One of the most common things we hear from customers is that their fireplace is cold and drafty. Usually this
means their fireplace has a faulty damper ( some people call it a flue but its really a damper)
A fireplace damper, usually located in the throat of a masonry chimney just above the firebox, is a device that
is meant to seal your fireplace shut when it is not in use. This is necessary so that heated air from your home
will not escape up the chimney when the fireplace is not being used. An open or leaky damper can add
hundreds of dollars a year to your heating costs.
Most fireplace dampers form a metal to metal seal which even when new allows air to leak through. Over
time, as the metal plates warp due to the effects of heat and moisture, the seal worsens and more and more
warm air escapes up the chimney even when the damper is closed..
in most northern regions of the United States during an average winter, even if you have a brand new throat
damper, you could save enough to pay for a top sealing Damper the first year. top sealing Dampers have
been shown to be as much as 90% more efficient than even new throat dampers, so annual energy savings
can amount to hundreds of dollars. Call Captain Soot today we stock all common sizes of fireplace dampers
on our trucks, they are easier to use, save you money and keep the elements out better than standard rain
caps.A worthy investment.
LOCK TOP SEALING DAMPER
OLD INEFFIENCENT THROAT DAMPER