Have you ever been sitting down watching TV and suddenly heard a gust of wind howl down your chimney followed by a cool chill? Well there is something that you can do about it and it will help save on your heating bills too. It’s called a chimney balloon and it inflates up your chimney acting like a plug by keeping the warm air from escaping (keeping the heat in) and stopping the drafts from coming down the chimney.
It’s a small investment for great savings and it will remain inflated and firmly in place for many years. If you want to use your fireplace, it is easy to deflate and can be used again and again.
Keeping warm this summer
As much as we want to believe the postman in Donegal is right about us having a great summer this year, the fact is we may not and the chimney balloon is a perfect for keeping the cool/cold summer breezes out and you may not have to turn your heating on at all this summer.
How do I get one?
The chimney balloons cost from €31.99 depending on the size and shape and are available from all major home DIY stores.