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Benefits of Installing Chimney Liners

A chimney liner is a critical part of every chimney if you want to ensure that your chimney not only has a longer life span, but also that you’re getting the best benefits from it (and none of the health dangers).

In gas, oil, or solid fuel burning fireplaces, your chimney liner helps guide the combustion by-products away from the chimney itself. 

Chimney liners cover the inside of the flue, which is the area inside your chimney that directs smoke and gases from your fireplace or fuel burning appliance, and vents them safely outside your home. Chimney liners come in many different materials, including clay tile, stainless steel, cement, and aluminium. Each different material serves its purpose; however, some materials will differ from others depending on its use. And it depends on the type of chimney you have, and the effects you expect as to which liner you should be installing.

Whatever type you choose, these are some simple benefits of installing a chimney liner.


A chimney liner will make your home safer for only a small outlay. If you have an unlined chimney that is aging, cracked tiles or missing filling can allow harmful gases and smoke into your living areas, attic or ceiling, causing harm to you and your family. Chimney liners help to eliminate leaks. 

A quality chimney liner will also protect your chimney from destructive fire by-products. The liner is a sealed unit from bottom to top to ensure smoke, creosote, carbon dioxide from burning fuels are forced outside without contacting the actual chimney structure. 


You can insulate a chimney liner to prevent excess creosote condensation within your chimney. Liners can be both covered with insulation before you insert it into the flue, or by filling any dead space between the liner and flue after installation. An insulated flue will also prevent excessive cold air coming back down the chimney when you are not burning a fire. 

A chimney fitted with liners, is easier to clean and less expensive to maintain than an unlined flue.

Some fuel burning appliances need stainless steel liners to be able to properly vent hot gases that don’t condense before reaching the top of the flue. Stainless steel liners are better for lining chimneys used with corrosive condensation caused from efficient appliances.

Other Great Reasons

A chimney liner will improve your home’s energy efficiency. Insulated liners not only reduce cold downdrafts but also improve chimney draft because hotter gases draw better than colder gases. Good draft delivers better fuel efficiency through better combustion. 

And finally, chimney liners are simple to install. Replacing clay liners inside your chimney is not necessary if you install liners inside the flue.

Your best bet is to have a professional company do the installation for you so that you know you’re getting quality service at a great price. That way you chimney lining is bound to last a lot longer, through the peak winter period where keeping warm is essential; to the summers where your chimney is more likely to remain stagnant.

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The Importance of Chimney Lining For The Jolly Old Man

Ho ho ho … Merry Christmas! That’s the call of the jolly old man when he comes sliding down your chimney – so why not make the experience more comfortable for Santa, and more beneficial to you all year round? If you’re wondering how – we have a great solution, chimney lining!

Aside from being the best place in your home for Santa to come in, so he can leave those pressies, eat those cookies and drink that milk; before he goes back up again – the chimney is actually a very important part of your entire home heating system. So keeping it in perfect working order is not only good for you – but it helps everyone enjoy the festive season a little bit more!

Inside The Chimney

You might not realise it, but taking care of the interior of your chimney is actually extremely important. Over time, the lining inside the chimney can deteriorate and degrade – and this can lead to cracks and crumbles. And the last thing you want when you light a nice hot fire to keep you warm while sipping your eggnog is for smoke and flue gases to escape directly into the home.

That’s why the liner is so important. It acts as a protective layer that helps to retain heat within the chimney itself, so the walls don’t overheat. In other words, the lining keeps you, your home and your belongings safe from fire! Not only that though, it also keeps smoke out of the home – ensuring you get a nice big cloud over your home rather than inside your lounge room.

When To Get It Fixed

If you’ve moved into a new home, no doubt the liner in the chimney is new as well, so you likely won’t be facing any problems for a while. However, if you’ve just bought a home, or you can’t remember the last time you got the liner replaced (or even checked), it’s probably time to do something about it.

Other reasons you might want to have liner installed or replaced include: if your chimney was lined with fired clay that has started to crack or is getting old; if you have had a new furnace installed (or you’re considering getting one); or if there has been a fire in the home caused by the chimney – this means the current liner isn’t doing its job.

Things to Consider

There are generally three types of liner that are used. These range from Heavy to High Performance Light, to Light – and each of these will cost you a different price to have them installed. Talk to your installation professional to see which one suits your needs the best. The heavier it is; the stronger (and more expensive).

Each of the types of liner has benefits – the key is that you have a liner installed in the first place. It could mean safety for you and your belongings, and a smooth entrance and exit for the jolly old man on December 24.
If you want to have the lining in your chimney checked, or you need new lining installed, give our team a call today.