A damper is a “must item” for a fireplace. A chimney damper prevents animals, birds from entering the chimney when not in use. The damper is manually opened to the fully open position when starting a fire. While most dampers are located in the throat of the fireplace, there are some that are attached to the top of the chimney. Sometimes the throat dampers can become warped or rusted and may become nonfunctional Without a damper a great deal of heat or cool air will be lost up the chimney when the fireplace is not in use .
A solution to the warped,rusted or air leaking dampers is a Top Sealing Damper. Top Sealing dampers mount on top of your chimney. It’s cast-aluminum and stainless steel parts seal with a silicone rubber gasket for airtight protection for the elements and energy loss. A cable drops down your chimney flue and attaches to a handle which mounts when you reach it for convenient opening and closing. The top sealing damper eliminates down drafts, seals out rain which can deteriorate the inside of your chimney, and prevents entry of squirrels, raccoons and nesting birds.
By installing a top sealing chimney damper can help save you and your family from excessive energy costs.