Midtown Chimney Sweeps top seal dampers save energy and keep cold air from coming down the fireplace flue and chimney
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Top Seal Damper

An easy way to cut heat loss from a home and reduce heating bills is through the installation of an energy saving top seal fireplace damper, according to HomeSaver, Inc. An energy saving top seal damper replaces the original damper in a fireplace and is installed at the top of the chimney above the fireplace.

Top Seal Damper Installation by Midtown Chimney Sweeps

While a fireplace and chimney are an essential part of the American home, many chimneys are not completely or even adequately sealed from outside air penetration through the flue. This can be a source of heat loss for the home. The laws of physics means that warm air is much more likely to rise up and escape through a leaky chimney damper than to go out an open window or somewhere else. This energy loss can result in unnecessarily high home heating bills, and an uncomfortable cold fireplace when not in use!

Here is some science for you. A test performed in 2001 by Architectural Testing, an independent lab in Minnesota, indicated that installing an energy saving damper to the top of a chimney can cut heat loss by more than 75 percent. Just imagine- most fireplaces have a 13″ x 13″ chimney- if your current damper is leaky or non-existent, you have the equivalent of an open window in your house!

Many people don’t realize how much money is going up their Chimney

Installing a top-sealing damper is a simple home improvement that can go a long way toward keeping a home warm.

While a majority of chimneys generally contain an internal metal damper, these products are often inadequate at restricting the flow of air between a home and the outdoors. They were never made to be tightly fitting. These dampers, called throat dampers, have a metal-to-metal closure that can leave gaps, allowing warm air to escape and cold air to enter. Over time, the metal structure of the throat damper can also warp or rust, causing leaks to grow.

The most frequently installed energy saving dampers in the country are Lyemance, Lock-Top, and Chimalator, two of which are manufactured by HomeSaver. Lyemance and Lock-Top seal the chimney with a silicone rubber gasket. And what is best of all- they seal the chimney at the top instead of the bottom, preventing cold air from coming down to the home level! They are activated from the bottom of the fireplace using a stainless steel connector wire to the spring-loaded damper assembly installed on the top of the chimney 20 feet up.

Both of the HomeSaver dampers carry a lifetime warranty and are made of solid cast aluminum and stainless steel parts assembled to precise standards.

The Lock-Top Damper

The lock-top damper essentially puts a cap on top of the chimney while the Lyemance damper seals the chimney shut like a door. Both dampers are operated by the homeowner from within the fireplace and are only available through chimney and hearth professionals. These specialists can ensure proper sizing and installation, thereby ensuring the life and safety of the equipment.

The installation of an energy saving top seal damper / fireplace damper can save a household hundreds of dollars each year. It’s money in the bank for our customers!

In addition to the energy savings, these dampers can also protect a chimney from the elements. Damage caused by water from rain and snow can destroy a chimney over time. Water can deteriorate the bricks and mortar joints as well as inflict damage to the firebox. Energy saving dampers mitigate the weather risk. They can also prevent odors from entering the home, and help create a barrier to keep raccoons, squirrels, birds and rodents from building nests within the chimney.

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    I can't stress enough how glad I am to have found these guys. Honest, reliable and affordable. Truly enjoyed working with them.

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    Jason Allen came out to clean and inspect my chimney and wood burning stove. He did an outstanding job. He explained what he was doing and why. He showed me how the stove worked and was very careful to make no mess. He even went up on my roof to check the chimney from outside. I highly recommend, Midtown Chimney Sweeps and Jason Allen! Mike Holmes

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    I am very satisfied and pleased with the work done by Jason from Midtown Sweeps. 1. He was professional, smart and very knowledgable about the chimney, the fireplace and general information. 2. He has a pleasant personality, which made the whole experience enjoyable. I will use again for next cleaning and inspection.

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    Had them come to do a chimney sweep and dryer vent clean for a condo I just purchased. They were efficient and amazingly helpful, performing the chimney sweep efficiently and going way above and beyond on the dryer vent clean! They found a bird's nest that had been lodged in the dryer vents and was a possible fire hazard - and took care of it and cleaned everything perfectly. I will definitely use them again for future annual chimney sweeps and would highly recommend the to anyone around! Thank you so much!

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    Awesome! I had Byron come service the chimney/fireplace of my new home before winter sets in. What incredible, friendly, and knowledgable service. I will definitely use them again. I hugely recommend them to anyone needing their chimney/fireplace services.

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    Tikar was really professional, punctual and got straight to work. He answered all of my questions and gave me some helpful info about the wood burning stove since I've never used one before. Thank you, Tikar!

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    I've used these guys twice and had an excellent experience both time. Scheduling is easy and communication with the company is very professional. They were very conscientious about putting down drop cloths and keeping everything clean. And they went way above and beyond providing excellent service. I had bought a remote for our propane fireplace a year before and never installed it for myself. When Midtown installed it and it didn't work right away, they personally took it back the place from whom I'd made the purchase to troubleshoot before returning to complete the installation. And spent a ton of extra time on the return trip because they discovered a gasket on that fireplace needed to be replaced and they did it right then and there. I can't say enough good things about these guys!

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    The Midtown Chimney Sweep's representative that came to my home was very professional, knowledgable, and helpful! He answered all the questions I had and helped me fix a gas fireplace I had been having problems with for years! Best experience I've had with a chimney sweep service in years! I will be using this company again!

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    Great customer service and really helpful!!

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    My experience with Midtown Sweeps was primarily through their employee, Jason Allen, who was polite, efficient and knowledgeable. The top of one of my fireplace chimneys had blown off during a major windstorm which is common in Evergreen. I also had a problem with a woodpecker getting in the chimney and wood-pecking on it at all times of the day and night. Jason efficiently climbed on the roof and replaced the chimney top and we had a fun discussion about woodpeckers. If Jason represents Midtown Sweeps as a typical employee, then I recommend the company at a high level and would recommend the company to anyone who needs chimney support.

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