Having an insulated chimney plays an important role in any chimney construction or modification. When installing a new liner for your heating appliance — whether it is a furnace, hot water heater, wood-burning insert or stove, or existing fireplace — consider insulating the liner. Chimney liner insulation offers many benefits in terms of improved system safety, increased efficiency and reduced maintenance cost, and in just a short period of time could pay for itself.
Time after time, chimney maintenance is neglected and chimneys only get serviced once an issue has occurred. When the heating season begins, you may question the quality and performance of your chimney. It may have been brought to your attention that a stainless steel chimney liner should be installed to safely and efficiently vent your heating appliances. Installing a chimney liner can easily be accomplished by any do-it-yourself homeowner.
This chart is designed to assist you in selecting a oval shaped liner. The key when calculating the measurement of a shaped liner is to match as closely as possible the area in square inches of a recommended round liner. Complete instructions are included below the chart. You can also try our Liner Shape Calculator.
A chimney liner is a channel which is inserted inside a chimney. A chimney liner is an important element of safety in your home. Listed below are some of the reasons you must have a chimney liner installed.
When chimneys get old or are not maintained properly they can deteriorate and create hazardous conditions. Cracked tiles and deteriorating masonry can allow hazardous gases or even fire to enter your house. In order to remedy these situations there are two things that can be done: the entire existing chimney can be torn down and rebuilt, or you can reline your chimney with a stainless steel chimney liner.
This chart is designed to assist you in selecting a rectangle shaped liner. The key when calculating the measurement of a shaped liner is to match as closely as possible the area in square inches of a recommended round liner. Complete instructions are included below the chart. You can also try our Liner Shape Calculator.
A chimney liner, or flue, is the inner portion of a chimney that contains and channels the products of combustion. For a chimney liner to work properly, it must be free from perforations, cracks, or damage of any kind. If it isn't intact it can allow the products of combustion, such as carbon monoxide, moisture, smoke, and creosote, to seep into the living spaces of the home, or the heat from the products of combustion to pose a fire risk to combustible materials near the flue such as framing, walls, ceilings, insulation, or floors.
When installing a new chimney liner, most likely you will need to cut your liner to the correct size. This is a job you can handle with proper preparation.
Many homeowners decide to sweep their own chimneys. This is perfectly acceptable with the right tools and knowledge. You will need to understand which tools are right for your appliance, the proper sweeping procedure, and why you need a chimney inspection annually. Sweeping your own chimney can save you money and helps ensure a safe chimney system.
A chimney brush is a tool that is used to clean the chimney flue, a task that can be accomplished by the do-it-yourselfer. Cleaning the inside of your chimney will help prevent fires and harmful fumes from coming into your home. It is recommended that you clean your chimney at the end of the heating season, or before making the first fire of the season.