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Duncan - The Low Carbon Economy Ltd

22 Jan 2009 03:01:08

Get a chimney balloon. No really, soon!

I spent about four hours on the roof of our house fitting a flue liner for our new wood burner last weekend. Apart from "next time I'm going to pay a professional to do this", the lesson I learnt was quite how much heat escapes up chimneys.

I was shocked - it's like having a fan constantly blowing hot air out of your house. I highly recommend blocking your chimneys up when they're not in use. Just remember to unblock them before use!

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06 Apr 2009

Good suggestion David. Remember that Chimney Balloons are designed to let a small amount of air flow into the chimney to avoid damp building up. That said, they are one of the most cost efficient ways to prevent heat loss from a room. Up to 40% of the heat in a room can be lost up a chimney and while your method of climbing on the roof is an extreme method of appreciating this heat loss, you make a good point. An alternative (though a costly one) is the . This product is easier to move when you want a fire (and cleaner) but only fits a limited range of fireplaces.

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