You may not give much thought to the inner workings of the chimney system and what is responsible for what, but your chimney liner is one of the most important components with one of the most important jobs. If it’s damaged or if your chimney was built or installed without a liner, your risk of a house fire, carbon monoxide, and an inefficient and unpleasant fireside or heating experience is greatly increased. But we can help!
As you can imagine, the flue liner has a hard job, and containing and venting the extreme heat and corrosive byproducts of your fireplace, stove, boiler, or furnace produces can take a toll. Furnace flues are especially prone to damage because of the corrosive effect of the flue gases produced, and when damage is present, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code 211 states that the liner must be replaced.
You’ll need to have your flue relined if the following is true:
- The original clay tile liner was never installed
- The clay tile liner cracks, crumbles, or deteriorates as a result of water damage, chimney fire, age, heat, or the corrosive byproducts of combustion
Because the flue liner must be properly sized for the appliance it’s venting and approved for use with the fuel it’s venting, you may also need to reline your chimney if you’re switching out appliances or changing fuel types.
Why & When Do Gas/Oil Furnaces And Boilers Need To Be Relined?
Both gas and oil appliances produce moisture and byproducts that can corrode and eat away at the metal or masonry flue liner. Once holes and cracks develop and corrosive byproducts build up, the flue will not function as efficiently or as safely as it should, and will need to be relined. You may also need to reline when updating your furnace or boiler, or when switching fuel types. Each liner must be sized and approved for the appliance and the fuel that it’s venting.
We’ll Do The Job Right
If you think you may need to have your boiler or furnace flue relined, give us a call. Oil and gas furnaces and boilers have different liner requirements, but our experienced furnace flue relining experts have the knowledge and training to outfit your flue with the perfect liner and do the job right. We do everything according to manufacturers’ instructions and requirements, so you know the job is done right, your warranty is intact, and your chimney system is ready to go.
Ready to have your furnace or boiler flue professionally relined? Call 610-626-2439 or schedule an appointment with us below!