Consider the Dangers of Old Unlined or Damaged Chimneys and Keep Your Home Safe
A chimney liner is installed to contain combustible products, direct them outside of your home into the atmosphere, and to protect the chimney wall from heat and corrosion. Unlined chimneys allow rapid heat transfer to nearby combustibles and can result in a fire damaging the chimney or spreading to the home. In addition, since flue gases are acidic in nature and may damage or corrode the mortar joints inside the chimney, a chimney liner will protect the masonry (brick and mortar) from corrosive byproducts and prevent dangerous gases such as carbon monoxide from leaking into your home.
A correctly sized chimney liner will prevent excessive creosote buildup in wood-burning stoves or fireplaces and the production of carbon monoxide with conventional fuels used in a furnace, boiler, or even a water heater.
Consider the dangers of old unlined or damaged chimneys and keep your home safe.
Have your chimney liner checked for any signs of deterioration and your chimney cleaned, maintained, and repaired as needed to prevent soot or fuel buildup. Even if you do not use your chimney often, have it inspected at least once a year because bird or animal nests or other debris may block the chimney.
Whether you are installing a new heating system that requires a chimney to properly vent exhaust, have an older chimney that requires chimney liner installation, or are unsure if your chimney liner needs cleaning or replacement, the HVAC Gurus are here to help. Our team of professionals will evaluate and service your chimney to keep your heating system working safely and effectively. Call us today at (215) 613-8108 to schedule an appointment.