How does a Vacu Stack chimney cap work?

How it works: When wind flows around the Vacu-Stack’s unique design, wind speeds increase which creates a partial vacuum. This vacuum then pulls flue gases up and out of the chimney, thus preventing wind-induced downdraft and the resulting infiltration of smoke, odor, and flue gas into your home.

Which chimney cap is best?

This guide will discuss how to select the right one while reviewing some of the best chimney caps on the market.

  • BEST OVERALL: Master Flow Galvanized Steel Fixed Chimney Cap.
  • BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: Shelter Mesh Chimney Cap in Galvanized Steel.
  • UPGRADE PICK: The Forever Cap Adjustable Stainless Steel Cap.

How do I stop wind from blowing down my chimney?

A chimney balloon and a flue blocker are two fast and easy solutions. A chimney balloon is placed inside the chimney and is then inflated. It gets rid of the noise, keeps the cold air out and the warm air inside. A flue blocker works in the same way, except it’s easier to install than the chimney balloon.

What is a Vacustack?

The Vacu-Stack VSS Chimney Cap is a universal, solid pack, factory-built chimney cap used for round, single wall, Class “A”, and Type B gas vent chimney pipe.

How do I stop wind blowing down my chimney?

how to stop chimney wind noise

  1. Use a Chimney Balloon. A chimney balloon is one handy solution in fighting noise and thermal leaking.
  2. Put chimney Flueblocker. When not in use, you can put chimney flueblocker in order to prevent the air coming down through your chimney and some unnecessary noise.
  3. Place a Chimney Cowl.

What material is best for chimney cap?

Widely considered the best type of chimney cap material, stainless steel chimney caps balance cost and performance. Although stainless steel caps are more expensive than aluminum or galvanized steel, they are more durable and require very little maintenance.

What are the different types of chimney caps?

Types of Chimney Caps

  • Weathershield Caps.
  • Top Mount Chimney Cap.
  • Band-Around Chimney Cap.
  • Electric Draft Chimney Cap.
  • Draft Increasing Chimney Cap.
  • Standard Chimney Cap.
  • Integral Damper.
  • Custom Chimney Caps.