The All Season Control Cover, chimney top masonry fireplace damper
system is the primary product manufactured by Benson Energy.
Seal all holes, cracks, and gaps where air can escape, and keep your fireplace damper
closed when not in use.
An open fireplace damper
, for example, may let 8 percent of heating costs go up the chimney.
Close the fireplace damper
when the fireplace isn't in use.
The flue may be too small for the stove, may be clogged or the fireplace damper
* Open the fireplace damper
completely before lighting afire, and keep it open until the ashes cool themselves down.
The recommendation then changed to putting the plate above the fireplace damper
and running the pipe to that.
Shut and fasten all your windows and doors tightly, and close the fireplace damper
if you have one.
- A fireplace damper
should be in an open position.
No one knows the chimney at our house better than the squirrel who set up housekeeping on top of the fireplace damper
. When we opened the damper last autumn to start the first fire of the season, a shower of grass, leaves and soot fell out, and we heard the critter scrambling up the chimney, surprised by its sudden eviction.
5) Lock outside doors and close all windows, air vents, and fireplace dampers
Air leaks occur most often around window frames, baseboards, and electrical outlets as well as inside fireplace dampers
, basements, and attics.