A Flue Sentinel® and open hearth are part of a well - designed home.
A healthy hearth with Flue Sentinel is effectively sealed, maximizing energy efficiency by keeping the warm air in when not in use. The sealing of the dampers also eliminates any potential negative impact on the home’s designed ventilation and air balance.
Flue Sentinel dampers automatically open and close the hearth’s vent opening on demand. Flue Sentinel interlocks with any gas log system and uses proving switches to ensure proper and safe venting.
Fan and damper combination systems are now available to provide adequate and safe venting of any open gas hearth. This allows a large open face for the hearth, with a potentially smaller vent pipe. Chimney fans or draft inducers can also be used when the chimney alone does not provide enough natural draft.
A combustion air system works in conjunction with the damper and/or fan to provide a reliable source of fresh air for the fire.
The Flue Sentinel can also interface with our Healthy Home System™ control to supply make-up or ventilation air for the home through the HVAC system.