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Is There A Draft Coming From Your Fireplace?

If you’re noticing cold drafts swooping through your fireplace, you likely want to get the issue resolved in a hurry. Not only is this problem unpleasant and uncomfortable, it puts a strain on your energy bill too. Fireplaces are meant to provide a more affordable heating source for your home, but this doesn’t work so well if downdrafts are cooling down your home.

Fortunately for homeowners in and throughout Littleton and its surrounding areas, Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney has solutions for you. Learn more below, then give us a call for the fast, effective results you deserve.

Do You Need A New Damper?Is-There-A-Draft-Coming-From-Your-Fireplace

An effective way to stop downdrafts is to update your damper. Most fireplaces are equipped with throat dampers that have worked well in the past, but now it grows faulty over the years. They provide a metal-on-metal seal and, if too much rust or corrosion occurs within the chimney, it may not be keeping your cold air out effectively. At Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney, we recommend our customers to switch to a top-sealing damper instead.

Because dampers are essential for controlling draft and airflow, having one that does the job is vital to blocking downdrafts and saving money this winter. A top-sealing damper is installed at the top of your flue, which ensures no cold air enters your chimney. They also have a rubber gasket, which guarantees a tight seal. With a top sealing damper, you’re sure to save money!

Have You Considered A Fireplace Door?

Having a fireplace door installed is another way to stop cold air from entering your home, and they also provide other great benefits. Along with keeping cold air out and warm air in, they stop stray sparks from jumping into your living room to hurt family members or ruin rugs and furniture. They even look great, too! It’s easy to find a door to match your style and decor, which ensures you get that high-quality look this holiday season. Need some installation help? We can help with that too!

Is A New Fireplace The Way To Go?

Sometimes, investing in a new fireplace or upgrading to an insert is a great if you want more heat and save energy. For example, putting a gas insert into a wood-burning fireplace eliminate major issues with draft. Inserts are known for high heat output and comfort.

However, you must have your unit installed by a team of certified experts, and our team from Mountain Man Fireplace & Chimney is here to help! We have the tools and guarantee a safer and more comfortable season year after year. Ready to get started? We are, too! Don’t hesitate to give us a call today at 303-679-1601.

By Jake Johnson on December 28th, 2018 | Tagged with: Tags: , , | Leave a Comment