Chimneys act like giant hoovers, sucking air out of your home. This causes cold air to be pulled in from other gaps, causing the cold draughts we notice. The Chimney Balloon effectively blocks the chimney, stopping warm air from escaping and stopping cold air from getting in.
Simply inflate a little, locate in in position, then inflate it until it holds itself in place. If you want to light the fire, it is easily deflated and can be stored until you need it again. The Chimney Balloon can be used over and over again for many years.
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Having an open chimney is like leaving a window open all the time. Chimneys are designed to draw fumes out of a property, and they continue syphoning air out whether the fire is lit or not. Around 80 cubic metres per hour travels up the chimney. If you’ve spent money heating your home, then this is like letting money blow away up your chimney! We don’t always notice the warm air escaping, but as the air disappears up the chimney it needs to be replaced, so it pulls in cold air from around doors and windows, through floorboards, and even right through walls. Keep the warmth in your home and save money by plugging the gap with a Chimney Balloon.
Air hole shaped to allow maximum passage of air through
Dimpled edge to permit tiny airflow for healthy chimney
Band gripper at top – very securely fitted to avoid leaks or weak spots here
Tri-laminate plastic makes it super strong and durable.
Rubber bands – enable the balloon to expand outwards to fit the shape of the chimney. Different bands used in different sizes to give the correct amount of pull and push
Tap: components cleverly shaped to provide tight seal when closed
I was astounded how warm it made the room. We had to have a 1-bar electric heater on all the time. After fitting the Chimney Balloon, the room warmed up. We switched off the heater and an hour and a half later, the room was still warm. It made a dramatic increase in warmth.
- D. LealBennett, The Avenue, Hitchin
They are fantastic, they really are
- A. Hayter, Maisemore, Glos