The Potential for Heat Loss

According to HomeSaver, Inc., you can easily cut heat loss from your home and reduce your heating bills. One way that you can achieve those goals is by installing an energy-saving top seal damper for your fireplace. The energy-saving damper replaces your fireplace’s original damper and is installed at the top of the chimney.

A fireplace and chimney are essential to the American home. But many chimneys are not completely or even adequately sealed to keep outside air from penetrating through the flue. This may cause heat loss for a home. In accordance with the laws of physics, warm air is much more likely to rise up and escape through a leaky chimney damper than to go out a window or some other opening. That loss can result in unnecessarily costly heating bills. Not to mention, your fireplace won’t be as effective at keeping you warm as you would hope!

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A test performed in 2001 by Architectural Testing – an independent science lab in Minnesota – indicated that an energy-saving damper to the top of a chimney can reduce heat loss by more than 75 percent. Most fireplaces have a 13″ x 13″ chimney, which means that, if your damper is leaky or non-existent, you have the equivalent of an open window in your house!

Solving the Issue

Many people don’t realize how much money is going up their chimney. Installing a top seal damper is a simple home improvement that can go a long way toward keeping your 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

A Lock-Top damper essentially serves as a cap for the chimney’s top, while a Lyemance damper seals the chimney shut like a door. Both dampers are operated by the homeowner at 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 can save a household hundreds of dollars each year. That’s money in the bank for our customers!

In addition to the energy savings, a damper benefits you by protecting your chimney from the elements. The corrosive effects of water from rain and snow can destroy a chimney over time; deterioration happens to the bricks and the mortar joints, as well as the firebox. But energy-saving dampers mitigate the weather risk. They can also prevent odors from entering the home, and they serve as a barrier to keep raccoons, squirrels, birds, and other creatures from residing within the chimney.

Call the scheduling center of Midtown Chimney Sweeps today to get a quote, or click here!


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Very prompt service. Levi was very professional, knowledgeable, and very good with the explanation of what needed to be done. I was very fortunate it was a small problem, and Levi was able to do the work/sealing the same day he came out to inspect the problem. Would highly recommend Midtown Chimney .
I’m new to town. Midtown Sweeps was came highly recommended, and I can see why. Doug was courteous, careful and clean(up’s). We have two chimneys that need a lot of work (inserts, etc). I look forward to seeing the work completed and will be posting again soon.
Fast accurate and friendly. Did a great job we will definitely use this company again
Always a great experience.
Response from the owner: We're so happy to hear that! Thank you, Erik! Looking forward to continuing to help with all your chimney needs. Thanks again and please take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Marcus did a great job. Outstanding communication, clean, professional and very personable. We highly recommend 👍🌟
Response from the owner: Wow, thanks so much for your positive review, Giovanni! We think Marcus is pretty great too! We truly appreciate your time, business and recommendation! Please take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Response from the owner: Thanks so much for your 5-star review, Dale! We truly appreciate your time and business, take care! 🙂 -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
I recently had the pleasure of using Midtown Chimney for air duct cleaning services, and I couldn't be happier with the results! From start to finish, the experience was seamless and professional.Booking the appointment was straightforward and convenient.The technician, Dan, arrived promptly and was extremely courteous and respectful of my home. Dan took the time to explain the process and answer any questions I had before getting started. Their attention to detail and thoroughness were evident throughout the entire cleaning.Thank you, Midtown Chimney, for a job well done!
Response from the owner: Thanks so much for sharing your positive experience, Kyle!! We are so happy to make the airduct cleaning process convenient and thorough! We look forward to connecting with you again if anything else is ever needed! Take care! :)- The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Efficient and thorough! The chimney service technicians arrived promptly, cleaned my chimney diligently, and addressed minor repairs swiftly. Their attention to detail and friendly demeanor made for a hassle-free experience. Will definitely rely on them for future chimney needs!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your positive review, Alex! We're glad to hear we made chimney cleaning easy to cross off your to-do list! Looking forward to helping you again in the future. Thanks again and please take care! -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Byron and Beau are very professional. I am grateful for Byron’s expertise and finding the problem with our fireplace that could cause health problems and potentially a fire due to an improper installation. If you want the job done right choose the experts and go to Midtown Chimney. Byron is amazing. Everyone I have been in contact with at Midtown have been great! I would highly recommend this company.
Response from the owner: Wow, thanks so much for your kind words, Sharon! Byron is one of the best! Safety is always our top priority and we're happy to help keep everyone safe and cozy when using your fireplace. Thank you for your recommendation and please don't hesitate to reach out if anything else if ever needed. Take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
I had an issue with my fireplace after my roof was replaced and a part fell down. The team helped determine what the issue was, came to my house in a timely manner and fixed the issue. The team took great care for my house, laying down a sheet, cleaning up the fireplace and making it look better then before. They also were very helpful in explaining each step of the process and were very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend.
Response from the owner: Awesome, thanks so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with us, Sean! When the unexpected happens, we're happy to make the process clear, efficient and clean. Thanks again for your time and recommendation, take care! -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Response from the owner: Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5-star review, Kailey! Take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Midtown has helped as needed on multiple ties including replacing a 100-year-old wood stove! Today they helped me use the start-up system of an automatic one in a historic house. They are always great to work with!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much Cindy! Glad we were able to help get everything up and running! Appreciate your time and continued business! Please take care and have a great day! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Our technician Mason did a great job installing a new top-seal damper and crown coat. Very friendly as well, would definitely hire them again!
Response from the owner: Thanks so much Walter! Happy to hear about your positive experience with Mason! Thanks for your time and continued business! Please take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
A few weeks ago when we had the 2 days of heavy rain, I noticed water coming into my fireplace from the chimney flue. Midtown and Daniel came out the next day to inspect the chimney and and see why the water was leaking in. Turns out the mortar on the crown of the chimney was cracked pretty bad and two of my three were not covered. Worked with me and gave me an excellent price to get a multi cap, put on the entire chimney and also seal all the cracks. Within a week from the time I called Midtown the repairs were done. The multi cap was installed, it was a great price and I would highly recommend. to use midtown. Excellent work, fast, very fair price, and Daniel was very friendly and easy to work with.
Response from the owner: That's wonderful, thank you Allen! We appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience with Daniel! We're glad we were able to help you with your leaky chimney in a timely matter! Thank you again and please don't hesitate to reach out if anything is ever needed! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Mason came to clean and inspect the chimney of our wood burning fire place. Also cleaned our dryer vent (long-overdue!). His work was professional and efficient. Definitely recommend.
Response from the owner: Thank you so much for your positive review, Michael! Happy to help with your fireplace and dryer vent cleaning needs! Thank you again for your recommendation and please take care! -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Michael and Alice were both very nice, friendly, honest and informative, can’t ask for me than that. Will continue to work with them!
Response from the owner: Thanks for your kind words, Justin! Mike and Alice are the best! We are happy to be of great service and appreciate your continued business with us! Please take care and have a great day! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Mason did an excellent job. He was friendly and provided clear communication about the service being provided. He was swift and efficient with completing the service.
Response from the owner: That's awesome, thank you so much Kathryn! We're glad Mason was able to provide excellent service with clear communication throughout the process! Thanks again for sharing your experience with us! Take care! 🙂 -The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
We had some leaking in our chimney and needed to get our cap replaced. Mason came by for the initial inspection and let me know the situation and provided an easy to understand explanation on options. I was given updates on the timing of ordering parts and scheduled the work to repair soon thereafter. Mason came back to do the repair and calmly handled the situation where I may have created some stress -.-. Thanks for the speedy and quality work!
Response from the owner: Thank you for sharing your positive experience with Mason, Tyger! We always try our best to communicate every step of the way for ease of mind! Thanks for your time and for choosing Midtown! Please reach out if anything else is ever needed! Take care!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Right from the initial consultation, we were impressed by the knowledge and helpfulness from the team. There was absolutely NO PRESSURE. The fireplace insert is absolutely stunning! Can't wait to cozy up by the fire this winter! We highly recommend them!
Response from the owner: Wonderful thank you Stephanie!- Byron and Midtown Installation Team
Mason did a fabulous job today servicing our wood burning stove including climbing up on our steeply pitched roof. He also cleaned another wood burning stove for us earlier in the winter and, again, did a wonderful job. We will for sure call Mason again to inspect and clean our wood burning stoves.
Response from the owner: Wow, thanks so much for this positive review, Michelle! Mason rocks and we're glad you think so too! Looking forward to connecting again and servicing your wood stoves in the future! Thanks again!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Marcus was knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. More importantly, he located the problem we were having and fixed it on the spot. We’re very grateful!
Response from the owner: Thank you so much Sherri! Marcus is truly one of the best! We are happy to be of great service and are looking forward to helping with any future needs! Take care!-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
Mason did an excellent job, was very professional and friendly, and made some great recommendations. Would absolutely work with him again.
Response from the owner: That's awesome, thanks so much Jacob! Mason is pretty great and we're glad he was able to help out! Thanks again for sharing your positive experience and please don't hesitate to reach out if anything else is ever needed! Take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
I was outside of a job they finished up. My car battery died and Jacob and his kind employee came over to help me out. Good trust worthy people.
Response from the owner: Aw, sorry to hear that happened, but we're glad Jacob came to the rescue! We are proud to say, we've got some great guys on our team. Thanks again for your kind words!--The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
My family has a cabin above Boulder. When we came into ownership of the cabin we discovered that the stove and stove installation/stovepipe were very out of code. I looked around for a company to replace and install a new woodstove and decided to go with Midtown Chimney Fireplace. I sent them pictures of my cabin which has a really steep roof and they built an estimate and sent it to me by email. The estimate was comprehensive and easy to understand and when I had a question about it I was able to make a phone call and talk to a human on the other end of the line. I clicked the red approve quote button, paid the deposit, and then they scheduled the work. First they staged the product a few days in advance and then came right on time to do the installation work. Our home was as clean and in as good a shape after they installed the new stove as before.When the new stove was installed there was a small leak near their work area which they addressed promptly. There were no problems with the stove, installation and outside air kit that was necessary to comply with local codes. We love the way it looks!One year later we still couldn't be happier. Thanks Midtown Chimney Services!
Response from the owner: Thank you Karina, all the best on the new roof. If you need us we are a phone call or a text message away!-The Midtown Chimney and Fireplace Store team
We reached out to get our chimney cleaned and capped.Jon was very responsive an excellent! He addressed all of our concerns promptly. I was impressed by his commitment to honoring the old quote since we didn't have any changes in the scope of work. His work was efficient and solid, leaving us with a clean and properly capped chimney. I highly recommend this company for the professionalism and quality of service.
Response from the owner: Wow, thank you so much Sarah! We really appreciate you taking the time to write this positive review and will definitely pass it along to Jon. We agree, Jon rocks! Looking forward to helping you again with any chimney needs! Thanks again for your recommendation and please take care! :)-The Midtown Chimney Team🎩
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