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.