If you have a typical throat fireplace damper that has become so rusted that it is difficult to open and close, you may want to consider upgrading to a top-mounted chimney damper. Even when they are in good working condition, traditional throat dampers do not provide as good of an airtight seal as top-mounted chimney dampers. Ashbusters is proud to carry Energy Top dampers that we can install on the top of your chimney to replace your old rusted throat damper. These types of dampers can do several functions, including increasing the heating and cooling efficiency of your home. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of Energy Top dampers.
Also serves as a chimney cap
The Energy Top Plus damper is equipped with a built-in chimney cap with mesh metal sides. When the damper is closed, it seals out water, and when it is open, you still have the protection of a chimney cap because of the mesh metal sides, which will keep birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals from being able to get into your chimney. The basic Energy Top damper also serves as a chimney cap when closed.
Saves energy and money
With a traditional throat damper, both heated and cooled air can leak through to escape out of the chimney. Heat loss out of the chimney results in at least eight percent of your heating costs. The silicone gasket on Energy Top dampers completely seals your chimney to keep heated and cooled air inside your home, which will save you money on your utility bills all year round. You are also saving energy by increasing the heating and cooling efficiency of your home.
Easy to use
When Ashbusters installs an Energy Top damper, we will also mount an easily accessible handle inside the fireplace. With traditional throat dampers, you may have to stick your head up into the chimney to open and close the damper. The precision engineered mechanism makes it much easier to open and close than a throat damper. Since the Energy Top damper defaults to the open position, you will not have to worry about burning a fire with a closed damper.
Economical with a lifetime warranty
An Energy Top damper is a great investment for your chimney system that will prevent water penetration and animal invasions and will improve the performance of your fireplace and chimney. The lifetime warranty will give you peace of mind knowing any problems you may have will be covered.
Ashbusters strongly recommends upgrading your traditional throat damper to an Energy Top chimney damper. Contact us to learn more about this revolutionary chimney component.