If you are like me, you enjoy sitting in front of an open fireplace, it’s a link to countless generations that have come before.
But there’s a BIG problem with using a fireplace…
…improperly sealed dampers.
You wouldn’t have a door without weatherstripping — so why have a damper with a metal to metal seal?
We had one of those dampers in our fireplace.
Most of the time the fireplace is not being used and the damper is closed.
Studies have shown that a new damper can leak up to $200 of your energy dollars per year. Imagine what a old corroded and warped damper is costing you.
I discovered the Lyemance Top Seal Chimney Cap Damper 13×13.
The damper has a gasket that seals it shut just like a well fitting storm door and it is fixed to the top of the chimney with silicone cement.
It is operated by a stainless steel cable that runs down the flue to a latch that is installed on the side of the firebox.
Since the damper is at the top of the chimney it keeps the weather and our furry friends out of the chimney. The hardest part of the installation was getting the ladder out. It took about 45 minutes from start to finish, there was snow on the roof afterall.
The results were immediate, the draft is gone, the room is warm and comfortable and my wallet a bit thicker.