Gas, Oil Furnace or Applicance Chimney Tour
Many chimneys venting gas or oil furnaces or hot water heaters may appear to be in fine condition on the outside. But inside it could be a completely different situation. Yesterday’s chimneys were not designed for venting today’s more energy efficient appliances. Let’s take a close look at what really counts: the inside .
A look at the inside of this same chimney shows how acid-laden residue from the furnace has attacked this flue. The original clay liner has eroded away; pieces of it are even missing. (Old chimneys might not even have a liner.) Mortar and bricks are loose and falling, and moisture has leeched through to the home’s interior walls . . .With continued use, more erosion will take place, possibly leading to leaks in the flue, complete flue blockage, or possibly even carbon monoxide poisoning of the home’s occupants.
It’s happened thousands of times – illness, even death, from carbon monoxide or sulfur dioxide poisoning.With deterioration of the flue, the deadly gases can find their way into your home through even the smallest cracks.In severe cases, the chimney erosion will lead to partial or complete internal collapse, blocking the flue and sending these poisonous gases into the home.But fortunately, the problems of a deteriorating gas or oil furnace flue can be corrected without completely rebuilding your chimney.
But fortunately, the problems of a deteriorating gas or oil furnace flue can be corrected without completely rebuilding your chimney. Guardian Chimney will revitalize your chimney. We suggest a liner that is made of either 316Ti alloy stainless steel or AL294C alloy stainless steel, depending upon your type of furnace. These alloys were developed specifically to resist corrosive flue acids. A liner acts as a barrier between the flue gases and the defects in your chimney walls. Not only will it add to the safety of your home and family, it will also increase the resale value of your home. And, your furnace will run more efficiently.The patented construction is unsurpassed in flexibility and strength. This dependable, high-quality product comes with the best lifetime warranty in the industry.Guardian Chimney can reline virtually any chimney configuration you may have – from single, straight flues, to multiple flues and flues with bends and size changes. Talk to your Guardian Chimney installer today for all the details.
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Montvale, NJ 07645
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