How Important is a Chimney Liner?

As a homeowner, you know the importance of your chimney – it provides a way for venting gases produced from fuel to exit your home – ensuring you and your loved ones are cozier and safer in your home.

What you may not know is that your chimney also helps extend the life of your HVAC system and cuts your energy usage.

Brick Chimney

Did you know that the chimney liner is an important part of your chimney? 

Here’s why:

Fuels, such as propane, oil, kerosene, natural gas, and wood all produce flue gases that must be vented into a chimney, and for them to be expelled into the atmosphere, there must be proper drafting of the chimney.

This is where chimney liners play a big role – they help to direct the flue gasses into the outside atmosphere, while stopping lethal carbon monoxide gas from seeping into your home.  They do this by preventing hot embers in smoke from entering through a crack in the flue, which can potentially cause materials in or around the chimney to ignite.

The unlined chimneys or damaged chimneys can pose danger, so it’s crucial to have your chimney professionally inspected on an annual basis to be sure it meets modern safety standards.

The common signs that you may need a new chimney liner include:

  • The clay liner is damaged or deteriorating, which can allow carbon monoxide and hot embers to leave the chimney.
  • Your chimney may have a condensation problem, which allows for erosion to occur.
  • Also, when converting to burn different fuel or change of fireplace, you must change the chimney liner.

At UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, our exceptional team of HVAC contractors and technicians are ready to help make your home safe and comfortable, by delivering HVAC solutions that meet your needs.

There are many effective options available to make your chimney safe and an efficient component of the home heating system.  Don’t wait for things to go wrong – let us help you ensure your home is winter-ready.

Start with the important first step towards preventative maintenance and contact us to schedule a service so you can relax and enjoy every season in your home!

And with our UGI Advantage Service Agreement, you can get priority service for breakdowns.  Our skilled HVAC technicians are available 24/7 any time of the day or night, even on holidays, even in the middle of the arctic cold night, to make sure your home is safe and comfy by delivering solutions customized for your household.

Rely on UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for your whole-home HVAC needs in Lancaster, PA, Reading, PA, Harrisburg, PA, and the Lehigh Valley, PA.  Call 877.844.4822 today for a free estimate.

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