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2 Reasons To Invest In A Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

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A chimney liner is designed to run along the inside of your chimney flue in order to protect your chimney from the build up of chemicals and ash that can accumulate over the years. Listed below are just two reasons to consider stainless steel chimney liners.

Additional Insulation

One big reason to consider a stainless steel chimney liner is that it does allow you the option to increase your home's insulation. The chimney in your home can often be a bit of an issue during the winter as the flue can allow the warm air within your home to escape and the cold exterior air to enter your home. In most cases, you cannot really insulate the flue because the byproducts produced by your fireplace can actually cause a bit of fire hazard if they are allowed to build up on insulating materials. 

However, when you use a stainless steel chimney liner, all of the smoke and fireplace byproducts will not be touching the inside of the flue at all, but will instead be running through the liner. This will allow you to surround the liner with insulation and fill the empty space in the flue. This will also make your home more energy efficient as your heater will not have to work as hard or as often due to the increased insulation.

Increased Home Safety

Another reason to use a stainless steel chimney liner is in order to make your home as safe as possible. One of the issues that can occur with an older chimney is that the chimney and flue may have developed cracks over time that will allow smoke and fumes from the chimney to escape into the rest of your home. Not only can this cause issues with smoky odors in your home, but it can also lead to a number of health issues.

A stainless steel chimney liner can not only seal these cracks in older chimneys for less than it would cost to find and repair those gaps and cracks, but it can also ensure that you do not have to worry about those leaks for some time to come. In many cases, stainless steel chimney liner will be able to last for quite a few years before it will need to be replaced.

Contact your local chimney repair service or contractor today in order to discuss the many different ways that a stainless steel chimney liner can benefit you and your home. This type of liner can help you make your home more energy efficient and safe.