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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.

You'll save money and stay warmer!

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.

 

Dampers

SAVE UP TO 8% IN YEARLY UTILITY COSTS

SAVE UP TO 30% IN HEATING COSTS

Energy Top

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!

 

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The features and benefits of the Energy Top and Energy Top+ Dampers:

  • Four Season Protection for your chimney. When closed, the damper seals in your heat and air-conditioning while preventing the entry of birds, animals and insects.
  • Serves as a chimney cap when closed
  • Replaces leaky throat dampers
  • Easily accessible handle mounts inside of fireplace
  • Precision engineered mechanism is easier to open and close than throat dampers
  • The practical solution to upgrading fireplace chimneys in older houses that never had a damper installed previously
  • In the closed position, above left, the Energy Top serves as a chimney cap.
  • Constructed of stainless steel and aluminum so components will not rust or corrode
  • Always opens to a pre-set height
  • Defaults to open position for maximum safety
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • The Energy Top and Energy Top+ have the tightest seal in the industry - uniquely using a refrigerator type gasket.
  • The Energy Top+ features a stainless steel spark arrestor chimney cap.
The Energy Top and Energy Top+ Dampers should always be in the open position (at left) when the fire is burning and until all embers are completely out.

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:

Model
Size
Fits Inside Flue Sizes
8 " x 8"
7" x 7" to 10" x 10"
8" x 17"
7" x 15" to 10" x 18"
9" x 13"
7" x 10" to 10" x 13"
13" x 13"
10" x 10" to 13" x 13"
13" x 18"
10" x 15" to 13" x 18"
18" x 18"
15" x 15" to 18" x 18"

Each damper kit includes:

  • 30' cable which can be cut to adjust for perfect fit
  • Fireplace bracket and cool-touch spring handle
  • Mounting adhesive and hardware

Optional Accessories:

  • 50' cable for taller chimneys

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:

  • Don't use on chimneys serving vented gas logs. Vented gas logs require the fireplace damper to be removed completely or fixed to a permanently open position; this is to assure that soot, fumes and carbon monoxide do not enter your home.
  • Use only on vent-free gas logs if approved by the appliance manufacturer and the local authority having jurisdiction. However, we don't recommend it because the moisture generated from the gas logs could damage the chimney structure.
  • Don't use on chimneys serving other fuels, wood stoves or other appliances such as inserts, furnaces, etc.

INSTALLATION

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.