The chimney’s design, location and installation affect the performance of the whole system. Many complaints about the performance of wood-heating appliances are caused by chimney and flue-pipe problems. The selection, location and installation of the chimney and flue pipe are as important as the type of wood-heating appliance you choose.

The chimney’s function is to produce the draft that draws combustion air into the appliance and to vent the gases safely from the combustion chamber to the outside.