Chimney venting is when the by-products of combustion are exhausted through the chimney to the atmosphere. This passageway is called the flue.
This applies to both your fireplace (or wood stove), and likely, your heating/hot water equipment. The exhaust for your heating equipment may be installed inside your existing masonry chimney or through a separate stack. Approved condensing boilers can also have PVC or polypropylene venting installed through a vertical vent if the chimney allows.
For a chimney venting project, it is important to hire a chimney company that knows how to collaborate with other teams. Boston’s Best Chimney is experienced in working with engineers, plumbers, and contractors to complete chimney venting projects properly. Click here or call (781) 893-6611 to set up a free estimate.
Do All Chimneys Need Ventilation?
Whether your chimney is used or unused, it needs to be ventilated with a properly working chimney flue vent. Moisture problems will still occur if your unused chimney is not ventilated. If your chimney is retired, it should only be sealed at the bottom or the top in order to continue letting air pass through the chimney and prevent moisture from building up inside. Are you thinking about beginning to use an old fireplace again? Check out our fireplace inspection checklist before you begin using your old fireplace.
Get Your Venting Installed!
Chimney venting will keep your building’s interior safe, moisture-free, and without mold. As the Chimney Safety Institute of America says, “you most certainly want to keep your chimney and venting system in mind as an integral part of an efficient system.” If your chimney does not have proper ventilation, do not hesitate to set up a free estimate with us to learn more about this service. Click here or call (781) 893-6611 to get in touch.
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