You have already learned about the different kinds of chimney liners, but do you know why they are so beneficial for your chimney? A chimney liner is an essential part of your chimney and extends the life of your fireplace. The liner helps combustion material from the fires in the hearth escape up the chimney and prevents the development of dangerous residue. A liner provides extra protection to the chimney’s interior and helps guide the gases and particles up and out of the chimney. No matter which type of chimney liner you choose, here are some universal benefits of lining your chimney.
Chimney Liners are Safer
If you have an unlined chimney that is old or cracked, it can leak harmful gases and smoke into your house, attic or ceiling, causing potential health risks to your family. Chimney liners help to stop leaking fuel and smoke. Old chimneys also make it easier for heat to escape into the house and possibly start a fire.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Liners create a layer of insulation inside a chimney that reduces the downdrafts that can come through the chimney when there is no fire lit. This means less cold air will get into your home and forcing you to use your heater more often. It also means more efficient burning of fuel inside the fireplace.
Prevents Creosote Buildup
Creosote is the mortal enemy of any chimney. Excess creosote buildup can lead to more serious issues in your fireplace and home. When burning wood in an unlined chimney, condensation can lead to the accumulation of creosote and tar. These two products are highly flammable, and fire accidents can often occur. A liner stops creosote from building up by assisting in proper ventilation. The liner also stops water moisture from becoming trapped in the chimney, which poses a significant danger because it will cause cracking when it freezes during winter.
Adds Value to Your Home
Installing chimney liners helps homeowners stick to required building and fire safety regulations. Violation of the codes can force homeowners to pay significant fines and penalties. Most building codes require a chimney to be brought up to code if the home is sold. Selling a house with a lined chimney will add more value to your home.
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