If you have a gas furnace or boiler keeping your house warm, then you have a chimney. You may not think of it as a “chimney,” but this channel that removes the exhaust fumes left over from the heating process and removes them to the outside of your house serves the same function as the chimney on a fireplace.
An important part of the chimney in a home is its liner, which protects the interior of the chimney, helps the gas vent efficiently, prevents the gas from escaping into the house, and keeps the high temperature from the gas from heating the bricks and igniting the combustible material around it. At times, the liner in the chimney can become cracked, and will need replacement. If you change to a new boiler or furnace, your old liner made from clay or tile may no longer be enough to handle it. In both cases, you’ll need to contact professionals to install a liner. Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. can handle installing a new liner that will keep you safe and make sure your gas-powered heating in Springfield, PA is as efficient as it can be.
The different types of chimney liners
- Clay and tile: These liners were once the most common types of chimney liners, and are still common for fireplaces. However, they are now out-of-date for use with modern gas appliances, and now the two most common choices for chimney liners are stainless steel and aluminum. Whether you go with one or the other will often depend on local codes.
- Stainless steel: These liners are best suited for wood burning, gas, and oil applications; because of its strength, stainless steel is often required by codes for use over other materials.
- Aluminum: Aluminum is a less expensive alternative and works effectively with medium efficiency gas appliances. Aluminum needs sufficient high temperature insulation.
Our staff at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. is here to help you make the decision about what chimney liner to install. We have many years of experience and are familiar with local codes. Call to talk to one of our chimney lining experts and you’ll find out what the best option is.
Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. has more than 35 years of experience providing quality heating to Springfield, PA. Whatever your needs for your heater, we can help you out.