Despite its often unseen presence inside the system, the damper is one of the most important parts of your chimney. If it is damaged, it completely ruins your chimney system and causes lots of problems. Fortunately for homeowners in the Tulsa, OK area, our team of professionally trained and certified technicians can repair or replace your damper. We want you to feel warm and safe as you draw a fire this winter, so read below for more information about the damper then give C&C Chimney & Air Services a call today!
The damper is a metal component in the throat of the fireplace system. Its primary function is opening and closing the flue. With a damaged damper, smoke cannot enter the flue and properly exit the chimney. There are two primary types of dampers: throat and top sealing. Despite their similar function of opening and closing the flue, they vary in their own ways.
Throat dampers are the more traditional model. They sit between the firebox and flue, and are opened when the fireplace is actively in use. Throat dampers also require a cap installed at the top of the chimney. Top sealing dampers are now more favorable among homeowners. They are installed at the top of the flue and are also opened and closed when the fireplace is in use. Top sealing dampers reduce a home’s heating and cooling costs by sealing the entire chimney from outside air. They also protect the entire flue and increase the efficiency of your chimney system. Top sealing dampers are quickly becoming the norm in the industry, and offer many benefits than throat dampers.
Signs of Damper Damage
There are several clear signs of damper damage that, if noticed, require professional attention. One of the most noticeable signs is downdrafts. If there is a presence of cold air coming from your fireplace, the damper is faulty because it is allowing cold air to enter from the outside. Usually this is caused by the loss of the airtight seal. It also increases your heating bills, especially during the cold winter months. Additionally, dampers can rust or deteriorate due to their increased exposure to moisture or high temperatures caused by fire.
Give Our Professional Staff a Call Today!
If you are in need of damper repair or replacement, you’re in luck! At C&C Chimney & Air Services, our entire staff is professionally trained and certified by reputable organization such as the Chimney Safety Institute of America and National Chimney Sweep Guild. Therefore, we can handle the job and any additional chimney, fireplace, hearth, or ventilation needs in the Tulsa area! Give us a call at 918-396-8296 or schedule an appointment online today!