All About Your Chimney

A masonry chimney is built and designed to vent harmful items of combustion created by your heating appliances like a furnace or fireplace.

masonry chimney anatomy

The actual part of the chimney that contains and vents these items of combustion are the terra cotta flue tiles. Without these flue tiles your appliances would destroy the chimney from the inside out!

The brick or stone you see on the exterior of the chimney is actually just a structural / cosmetic shell. The National Fire Prevention Association [NFPA] every flue should be inspected once a year for proper functionality and to ensure it is free from defect. “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”

Class A Double Wall Pipe is also a chimney. A chimney is any structure that moves gasses from inside your home to the outside.

Furnace flue maintenance is commonly overlooked and is one of the major causes of….

Now that you know about your chimney, find out what you can expect when Chimney Champs comes and sweeps / inspects your flue!

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