The Benefits of a Well-Insulated Chimney
Have you wondered why a draft seems to happen pretty frequently when enjoying a fire at home? It’s likely related to insulation and your chimney liner. A well-insulated chimney liner provides a whole host of benefits for homeowners with chimneys. Not sure if your chimney is well-insulated? Let’s take a look at some signs and benefits that can come from insulating your chimney.
Signs Your Chimney Isn’t Insulated Well
If you notice that every time you have a fire, the draft is extra strong, you may have an issue with your chimney liner. However, your liner may just need insulation added around it. There are several ways that chimney professionals can approach this. Additionally, if you notice a high quantity of creosote build-up on the interior walls of your chimney that could also be a sign of poor insulation. Finally, if you notice extra smoky conditions inside, it could indicate that the combustion gases aren’t efficiently finding their way up and out of your chimney.
Types of Chimney Liners
If you notice any of the above signs, it may be time to contact a chimney professional to start the process of replacing your chimney liner or adding insulation to your chimney and liner. Below are three of the most common types of liners:
Metal Flue Liner
The most popular approach comes in many shapes and sizes to account for different chimneys.
Clay Tile Liner
This type of liner is very rare at this point, but some homes may still have them and require regular maintenance.
Liquid is poured inside, insulating the chimney (the consistency is similar to concrete)
Benefits of Insulating Your Chimney
If you take the step to insulate your chimney, you won’t regret it due to the benefits that come along with it.
More energy efficient
Taking care of a persistent and chilly draft can help lessen the need for extra heat. Your fire can make your home warmer now without letting in unwanted cold air. Additionally, you’ll have a more consistent and warm fire if your chimney flue is working as it should.
Great for your chimney’s lifespan
An effective and insulated chimney flue discourages creosote build-up which is good for the long-term health of your chimney – especially if you’re inconsistent with cleanings.
Less creosote means a lower fire hazard and fewer toxic and unpleasant fumes in your home.
Great for muffling sound
Insulation added inside your chimney naturally provides an additional sound barrier to the outside.
Ready to Insulate Your Chimney?
Call Burlington Fireplace today to reach your trusted chimney professionals. We expertly service customers throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, including Union Grove, WI; Sturtevant, WI; Des Plaines, IL; and Rockford, IL. If you’re in need of a new chimney flue liner or other insulation. Call us at 262-763-3522 or you can also contact us online for a free estimate and to get the job started.