If you’ve heard the term chimney liner, but you’re not sure what it is or why you might need it, read on. We are going to discover what a chimney liner is and whether you need to use one.
What is a chimney liner?
Whatever heating appliance you have installed in your home, if it burns fuel it will need to vent the fumes outside of your house. A chimney liner enables this to happen whilst protecting the inside of your chimney from any combustion products.
Do I need a chimney liner?
If your chimney is constructed of masonry, it’s recommended that you use a chimney liner if you wish to install either a multi fuel or a wood-burning stove.
This is why it’s necessary:
Quite often our clients ask if the flue should be insulated. This is achieved by filling the gap between the flue liner and the chimney after installation. This is not necessary but there can be benefits from having it done. For example, if you have a very large chimney that is external, then it’s more likely to be very cold and this is not advantageous to fire burning. However, the warm air that will collect between the liner and the masonry chimney will usually be enough to insulate it.
If you opt to have a chimney liner installed, or have been recommended to do so, it’s worth considering that this should last you for years and will make your chimney far easier to clean.
The Leeds Stove Centre supplies Chimney liners in Yorkshire.
If you have any questions for our team at Leeds Stove Centre, contact us today.