A chimney liner serves three main functions:
Protect the inside of your chimney from the corrosive carbon by-products of fires
Prevent chimney fire heat transfer to the rest of your home
Maximize the efficiency and safety of your burning unit
Recent changes in the law now require wood stove inserts to have a stainless steel liner that attaches to the insert and goes all the way up to the top of the chimney. If your wood stove insert does not have one of these liners, you must get the liner installed as soon as possible. Otherwise, in the case of a chimney fire, your insurance company could deny the claim on the grounds that you didn’t meet this requirement.
Another thing to note, is that you will be required to install a chimney liner when selling your house if your wood stove insert does not have a liner. You also must dispose of your old insert at a certified location – that’s just one more hassle and thing to deal with during the crazy time of selling your home, and we can help make it easy!
We offer the chimney liners that meet EPA approval, and specialize in installing chimney liners as well as disposing of old, non-EPA approved inserts that don’t have this crucial chimney liner component. If you already have a chimney liner, we also offer the service to verify that it is in good condition.