We Replace Rusted, Leaky Dampers To Keep Conditioned Air & Outside Air Where You Want Them!
Chimney dampers are designed to stop heat from escaping up your chimney and to prevent outside air from coming in through your chimney when your fireplace is not in use. Aside from tight-fitting glass doors, your fireplace damper is the only thing preventing you from losing money and conditioned air through your chimney. But rusted dampers, dampers with creosote buildup, and even modern throat dampers (traditional dampers that are located just above your fireplace) are bad at this.
That’s why those of us here at Robinson Maintenance Repair proudly replace throat dampers with dampers that are installed at the chimney top. Here’s a little bit about each type we install and why our customers love them.
Lock-Top & Lyemance Top-Sealing Dampers
Lock-Top and Lyemance dampers are the answer to conditioned air loss through masonry chimneys. These dampers are installed at the top of the chimney flue and provide an airtight seal, which is something that even brand new throat dampers can’t do. The biggest difference between Lock-Top and Lyemance dampers is the way they look.
- Lock-Top dampers look much like traditional chimney caps when opened (and thus provide some rain protection), but when closed, the lid lowers down and seals at the base of the damper with a rubber gasket.
- Lyemance dampers are even lower profile and act more like storm doors. When the damper is opened, the door pops open (which means it doesn’t provide rain protection when opened), but when closed, the door is sealed, and the damper is hardly noticeable at all.
Both are very easy to operate and both will take care of your conditioned air loss issues and prevent stinky summer creosote odors from filling your home.
Mechanical Fireplace Dampers
Mechanical Fireplace Dampers (MFD) from Enervex are also designed to save energy and provide low-profile protection against air loss when the fireplace is not in use. These stainless steel dampers are typically used in combination with a chimney fan to prevent smoke from flowing back down into the home when the fireplace is in use as well. If you’re fighting smoke problems, MFD might be the best decision for you.
IntelliDraft Damper System
Poor draft issues can also be resolved with the right damper: the IntelliDraft damper system. Many draft problems are the result of modern construction. You see, today’s homes are designed to save energy, but that design also limits the amount of combustion air that the fireplace has access to — and it needs adequate combustion air in order to operate properly.
What’s the solution? The IntelliDraft system.
This system helps maintain ideal draft and prevent downdrafts and other unpleasant fireside experiences. It’s a great system for those who are looking to eliminate fuel waste, spillage, carbon emissions, and downdrafts when using their gas fireplace, and save energy when their gas fireplace is not in use.
What else is there to love about the IntelliDraft Damper System? It’s economical, environmentally-friendly, quiet, and works with just about any fireplace. It also has safety features which shut things down when conditions aren’t quite right, so you don’t have to worry about your safety. And like Lyemance, Lock-Top, and Mechanical Fireplace Dampers, the IntelliDraft Damper System is low profile and installed at the top of your chimney.
Start Saving Money Today — Have Your New Damper Installed ASAP
Ready to learn more about the dampers we install or need assistance determining which is right for you? Call Robinson Maintenance Repair at 847-290-1883 or fill out our online appointment request form and our team of certified, licensed, and insured chimney professionals will help!