Did you know you may be wasting $200 per year?

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Did you know you may be wasting $200 per year?

 

Keep the heat and energy in… Keep the rain and animals out!

The Problem

If it’s not the cold drafts on your feet, it’s the high energy bills in your mailbox. You’ve got a fireplace problem you probably don’t know about. It’s your damper. It leaks. Not a lot mind you, but enough to be costing you hundreds of dollars in lost energy. Traditional chimney dampers are located in the “throat” of a fireplace. They are made of cast-iron and are housed in a low-tech frame work. These cast-iron dampers do not seal well- they have a leaky, rough, metal-to-metal seal. Recent lab studies have shown that even a new throat damper can leak up to $200 of heating and cooling a year. Imagine how much energy an old, rusted out damper leaks!

 

The Solution

A Lock-Top Damper seals tight with a silicone rubber gasket. That’s right, the damper seals with a rubber gasket, not metal to metal like your current damper. A top damper is a metal “door” that closes off the opening at the top of your chimney. You can open and close the damper by means of a cable routed down the chimney to a latch installed just inside the fireplace. A Lock-Top Damper seals tight, so virtually no air, and thus no heat or air conditioning gets lost up your chimney. The Lock-Top also eliminates downdrafts, seals out rain which can deteriorate the inside of your chimney, and prevents entry by pests like squirrels, raccoons, and nesting birds. We recommend a version that incorporates a mesh screen to prevent animal intrusion even while your chimney is in use or cooling.

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How it Works

The Lock-Top Damper seals tight with a silicone rubber gasket. That’s right, it seals with a rubber gasket, not metal to metal like your current damper. A Lock-Top Damper seals tight, so virtually no air, and thus no heat or air conditioning gets lost up your chimney. The Lock-Top also eliminates downdrafts, seals out rain which can deteriorate the inside of your chimney, and prevents entry by pests like squirrels, raccoons, and nesting birds.

The Lock-Top mounts on top of your chimney. On top? Yes, that is the perfect location to create an airtight seal! A cable drops down your flue and attaches to a handle which mounts where you can reach it for convenient opening and closing.

The Specs

A Lock-Top Damper is made of cast-aluminum and stainless steel, precision fitted with a special silicone rubber gasket. These high-quality materials add up to a factory lifetime warranty for you.Professionals stake their reputation on what they sell. Lock-Top Dampers are only sold through professionals because it takes a professional for proper sizing and installation.

Say “YES” to savings
Put a Lock-Top Damper to work for you. Save energy, stay warm, protect your chimney from moisture and your home from pests. These benefits will all be yours when you say ‘yes’to Lock-Top.. Give us a call at 630-279-8500 and we will be glad to go over your options for a more fuel efficient home free from critters.

By |2019-06-28T15:28:53-05:00June 28th, 2019|Chimney, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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