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Up to 8% of home heating costs can exit through a fireplace chimney with an open or damaged damper. A tight fitting, gasketed chimney damper will help stop heat loss. It's like replacing old leaky storm windows with a tight-sealing energy-efficient window.
Additionally, weather related damages to chimneys cost home owners millions of dollars every year. A chimney without a cap allows rain and snow to be absorbed into your chimney's inner flue tile, outer bricks and mortar. Freeze/thaw cycles will compromise the integrity of the structure; mortar loosens and bricks will eventually be dislodged. Sometimes the front facing of the bricks will pop off. Top mount fireplace dampers also act as a chimney cap to keep birds, animals and even insects out of your chimney.
The ENERGY TOP and Energy Top+ Dampers are a top mounted damper that also serves as a chimney cap. When closed, this low profile damper is a great solution for saving "paid" energy dollars for historical homes with leaky or missing dampers. The Energy Top+, which features a stainless steel chimney cap, is featured at the lower left corner of the page.
Heat loss up the fireplace chimney accounts for an average 8% of your home heating costs! Energy Top and Energy Top+ Dampers help prevent this heat loss. Stay warmer and save money!
The features and benefits of the Energy Top and Energy Top+ Dampers:
In the closed position, above left, the Energy Top serves as a chimney cap.
The ENERGY TOP and ENERGY TOP+ dampers attach to the top of the flue tile on fireplace chimneys. Our models are sized by common flue tiles and available in 6 Sizes:
Each damper kit includes:
ENERGY TOP and ENERGY TOP+ Dampers are made for use only with open woodburning masonry fireplace chimneys and are NOT suitable for use in these installations:
Energy Top and Energy Top+ Dampers can be installed by homeowners who feel comfortable working on a roof, but Lindemann Chimney Co. Inc. strongly recommends you use the services of a qualified chimney sweep who can also inspect your chimney and provide other valuable home safety services.
Energy Top and Energy Top+ Dampers may be used on round factory-built chimneys venting a fireplace. An RS Adapter for solid-pack chimney or a RS Adapter for air-cooled chimney is available to make this transition. Note: This may affect the fireplace listing. Check with the fireplace manufacturer before installing the adapter and damper.