Its February, which means that spring is just over one month away at last. However, us Marylanders don’t need Punxsutawney Phil to let us know that Maryland winters can linger with us a little longer than we’d prefer. With the cold February and March ahead of us, perhaps chimney liner insulation can add a boost of efficiency and safety through the remainder of the winter.
What Is Chimney Liner Insulation?
Chimney liner insulation exists to improve the safety and efficiency of chimney systems, all while reducing the cost of maintenance. The insulation helps to keep combustion gasses hot until they exit through the chimney flue, which means that the liner in your chimney will accumulate less dangerous creosote and moisture.
There are two main types of chimney liner insulations: the insulation blanket and vermiculite chimney insulation mix.
An insulation blanket is made from high-density insulation material, and it is wrapped around the length of the chimney liner. This process does add to the diameter of the chimney liner, so it may not be appropriate for more narrow chimneys.
The second type of chimney liner insulation is vermiculite chimney insulation mix. This insulation will be mixed and poured around your liner for a high-quality finished product. After a week, the insulation will be dry, and it will be safe to use your chimney again.
Never use fiberglass or traditional home insulation to insulate your chimney liner, as it is typically not rated for high temperatures.
Do You Need Chimney Liner Insulation?
If you are preparing to install a new stainless steel chimney liner, one of the decisions you need to make is whether you want to add chimney liner insulation. If you are using a stainless-steel chimney liner, or simply looking to boost the energy efficiency of your home, our recommendation is to always opt for insulation. Insulation helps the flue to heat up quickly and reach higher temperatures with ease. As a result, this prevents inadequate drafts and reduces the likelihood that creosote will form. Clean Sweep Maryland can help you to select the appropriate chimney liner insulation for your situation and inspect your chimney to make sure it is safe and creosote-free.
Get Chimney Liner Insulation for Your Chimney Today
Clean Sweep Maryland has the professional equipment necessary to remove any amount of creosote from your chimney, along with performing repairs to your chimney, your liner or your insulation. Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional chimney sweep, dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning and gutter cleaning services designed to keep your home in wonderful condition and your family safe.