Are cold drafts swooping through your chimney and affecting the temperatures within your home? This is a common problem for fireplace owners all throughout our service area, but there are measures you can take to get your home cozy and comfortable again. Read some of our guidelines, then contact the team here at CinderBox Chimney Services right away, so we can set you up right. In no time, you’ll be saying good-bye to airflow issues for good.
Replacing Your Chimney Cap Or Damper
The reason many experience downdrafts is due to a faulty chimney cap or a broken down damper. In these cases, a simple step would be to replace the malfunctioning part. A chimney cap is an easy and affordable solution to problems with downdrafts, and it will keep out animals, water, and excess debris, as well. When it comes to better fireplace care, a chimney cap is essential!
A lock-top damper can make a significant impact, as well. Most homes are equipped with throat dampers, which work okay until they start facing issues like corrosion and rust. Along with this, their metal on brick seal is not always efficient when it comes to keeping out cold winds.
Lock-top dampers seal at the top of your chimney, keeping these freezing temperatures completely out of the flue, and they seal tightly with a rubber gasket, so you don’t need to worry about cool gusts or bad weather getting in any time soon. Our team is certified to install yours today, so call now with any questions. We’re happy to help you out.
Investing In Reconstruction Work
Other times the solutions to your draft issues are, unfortunately, not so simple. Your chimney may be too small, too big, or too short, in which case some reconstruction work will be necessary. This may be disheartening to discover, but with help from our qualified and experienced team, you will be right in no time.
Fixing Your Problems Fast
If you are experiencing downdrafts, it is only a matter of time before you start facing issues with smoke back-up and bad odors, as well. As soon as warmer weather comes around, the hot air will come in through the flue and bring in unpleasant smells with it.
Along with this, gusts running through your home will force your heating and air conditioning system to work overtime, which will cause an increase in your energy bills. Stay happier and more comfortable by investing in the care you need today. Our team is ready to help!
Give us a call now to set up an appointment, or you can contact us through our website and one of our representatives will get in touch. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can address any and all of your chimney concerns.