Chimney liners play a crucial role in the safety and efficiency of your chimney. Acting like an exhaust, they contain the combustion products from your fireplace or heating system and direct them outside, protecting the chimney walls from heat and corrosion. Organic Home Service specializes in providing top-notch chimney liner installation and repair services to ensure your home’s safety and optimal functioning of your chimney.
Unlined Flue: Historically, many older homes have chimneys that are unlined, consisting only of brick and mortar. These pose risks for carbon monoxide transmission and heat transfer to nearby materials. Lining these chimneys is essential for safe use.
Clay Tile Lined Flue: Common in post-1920s construction, clay tile liners protect the chimney’s brick and mortar. However, they can deteriorate over time due to soot accumulation and moisture, necessitating repair or replacement.
Metal Liners (Stainless Steel, Aluminum): These are used for various applications, depending on the type of fuel used (wood, gas, oil). They’re durable and ideal for upgrading old chimneys to meet current safety standards.
Different heating systems and fireplaces require specific types of liners:
Heating Flues (Oil and Gas): The liner’s BTU rating, determined by its height and diameter, should match the total BTUs of all connected appliances.
High Efficiency Heating Systems: These often need special stainless steel venting systems, adhering to manufacturer’s diameter regulations.
Fireplaces and Gas Logs: Sizing is based on the fireplace opening, and the smoke chamber often needs sealing during the relining process.
Gas Inserts: These typically require dual liners, one for exhaust and one for fresh air intake.