This summer, it seems like your HVAC system just is not cooling your home as much as it usually does. Unfortunately, your utility bills have gone up even though you set your thermostat lower than you normally have in years past. Since you had the HVAC system checked out in its annual maintenance service appointment this past spring, you have been looking for other reasons why your home is not as cool and comfortable.
If you have not considered your fireplace damper, it could be the reason, especially if it is an older throat damper. Ashbusters can help you save energy and money with the Energy Top damper from U.S. Fireplace Products. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of upgrading to this damper.
Increases the energy efficiency of your chimney and fireplace system
A top-mounted damper like an Energy Top can seal off your chimney completely because it is equipped with a silicone rubber gasket. A traditional throat damper is made of metal, and it can get rusted over time. During our many years of inspecting chimneys in the Charleston area, Ashbusters has seen our fair share of dampers that have been very corroded. If your damper cannot close completely, you can lose heated and cooled air from your home out through the chimney. This makes you have to adjust your thermostat in order to be comfortable in your home, which wastes both energy and money. After we install an Energy Top damper on the top of your chimney, you will start seeing your utility bills declining.
Functions as a chimney cap as well as a damper
Whenever Ashbusters has customers who need a new chimney cap, we recommend that an Energy Top damper because it serves as a cap by keeping water out of the chimney too. When closed, this type of damper prevents birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals from getting into the flue. We also sell and install the Energy Top Plus damper, which functions as a chimney cap in both the closed and open positions with its mesh wire sides.
Ashbusters wants to help you save energy and money with an Energy Top chimney damper. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for our professional chimney sales and installation services.