Laconia NH Chimney Liners & Furnace Vents
When the weather turns cold, folks in Laconia and the Lakes Region light their fireplaces and furnaces to keep their homes warm and comfy. However, before firing up your heating appliances, you must ensure the chimney liner is not damaged. Chimney liners can provide years of protection but don’t last forever. A deteriorating liner increases the risk of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning. In fact, chimney liner replacement is one of our most common repairs. So, if it’s been over a year since your last chimney inspection, please call Fire N’ Stone at (603) 451-1222 to schedule an appointment.
Chimney Liner Replacement: Fireplaces, Furnace Venting in Laconia
The State of New Hampshire has strict requirements, following NFPA 31, NFPA 54, and NFPA 211 rules, regarding the venting of solid fuel and liquid gas-burning heating appliances, including fireplaces and furnaces. Although building and fire safety codes throughout the state now require installing a chimney liner at the time of construction, that wasn’t always the case. As a result, some older and historic homes in Laconia and Lakes Region are more than 100 years old and may still have an unlined chimney – a significant safety risk.
The chimney liner is a heat-resistant material that surrounds the masonry wall to contain the heat and flames inside the flue so it doesn’t cause the attic, roof deck, and other nearby combustible building materials to combust into flames.
However, New Hampshire’s harsh winters, followed by a wet spring and humid summer, can accelerate its deterioration, causing it to crack, burst, warp, or corrode. As the liner deteriorates, it increases the fire risk. It can also allow poisonous carbon monoxide gas to leak into your living space, reducing indoor air quality and making it unhealthy for your family and pets.
Fireplace Vs. Furnace Venting
Whether you have a wood-burning fireplace, a furnace venting through the same chimney, or a dedicated flue pipe, creosote buildup accumulates on the liner with every burn cycle. Without regular chimney sweeping, the creosote hardens into a dark, tarry, and highly flammable material, increasing the fire risk.
In addition, the creosote, and other particulates that modern furnaces produce, impede the venting in the narrow duct. This increases the risk of fire and exposure to poisonous carbon monoxide exhaust and can also cause a dangerous obstruction. When the venting in the chimney, smoke chamber, or other areas of the chimney is impeded, it can cause a backdraft where smoke, soot, hot ash, and debris fill up inside your home instead of exiting the flue vent.
Chimney Liner Replacement
Fire N’ Stone recommends customers install a UL-Listed Stainless-Steel liner for its safety, durability, and performance. They are also naturally fire and moisture-resistant, so they minimize creosote buildup whether venting a fireplace, furnace, or boiler. Plus, the stainless-steel liners we install have a double wall with insulation. This boosts safety and performance for fireplaces, furnaces, and other liquid or fossil fuel heating appliances venting through a masonry chimney.
Chimney Liner Replacement for Fireplaces and Furnace Venting in Laconia NH
Fire N’ Stone is your local licensed chimney liner inspection, cleaning, repair, and replacement expert for fireplaces and furnace venting in Laconia and communities throughout Belknap County, NH.
Please call us at (603) 451-1222 to book your appointment or fill out our contact form to consult with a certified chimney professional.
In addition, we invite you to visit our magnificent showroom at 539 Laconia Road (NH 11) in Tilton.