3 Reasons Why a Liner is Important in Your Chimney

A Liner protects the house from the process of heat transferring to the combustibles in your home. A chimney without a liner can allow heat to move through the chimney too quickly. If this happens, the combustibles, such as wood 2x4's, used to build your chimney can catch fire.

Liners protect the masonry from the gases created from your appliances. Flue gases are highly acidic and can eat away at the brick and mortar joints from inside the chimney. As this happens, heat transfers more quickly to the nearby combustibles and the result could be dangerous gases, such as carbon monoxide leaking into your home.

If your liner is sized correctly for your appliance, it can provide optimum efficiency! An incorrectly sized liner, however can lead to excessive creosote buildup or the production of carbon monoxide. People don't realize that chimneys are responsible for not only allowing the products of combustion to pass out of their home, but the draft generated by the chimney also supplies the combustion air to their appliance.

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