Stop Heat Loss in UK Homes With Chimney Draught Excluders

Sep 16, 2016, 07:24 ET from Chimney Sheep

CUMBRIA, England, September 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Stop Heat Loss in Older UK Homes With Chimney Sheep™ Draught Excluders - Article by @ChimneySheep Chimney Draught Excluders 

Many older properties, with open fireplaces are costing homeowners hundreds of pounds in lost heat each year. Homeowners are being advised to block the draught with a chimney draught excluder from Chimney Sheep, especially if the fireplace is only used occasionally over the winter months.

Draught proofing is one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to save energy in the home. As the temperature drops, the wind picks up, and autumn sets in, homeowners in properties with open fires start to feel and hear the draughts coming from their fireplaces. These draughts bring a chill into living spaces. Investing in a Chimney Sheep Draft Excluder will keep living spaces comfortable over the winter months when the fire isn't being used.

Chimney Sheep offer a range of fireplace draught excluders to fit different variations of open fires - not only do they keep the draughts away, they also help make a home more energy efficient by providing a simple, effective, easy-to-fit and inexpensive solution to a draughty fireplace.

If central heating is on when a fire isn't lit, a roomful of 40 cubic metres of warm air will disappear up the flue within an hour. This escaping air needs to be replaced, so cold air is pulled in from under doors and round windows, creating cold draughts. Insulating the chimney doesn't just stop draughts, but reduces draughts from other parts of the house too. Chimney draughts can be blocked and chimney heat loss is reduced with a Chimney Sheep®.  

In 2014 Chimney Sheep were selected by Kevin McCloud as a 'Green Hero'. The face of the iconic Grand Designs brand selected 10 of the best eco-innovations on the market. He commented:

"Sheep wool is insulating, durable and naturally hygroscopic - absorbing and releasing moisture slowly. That's what makes it ideal as a chimney stop. Any home with one chimney will lose 4% of its energy up the hole, so it makes simple, obvious sense to block the flue and insulate the blockage at the same time." 

The chimney sheep is a 100% sheep wool product designed to keep warm air in a house and cool draughts out. It is the only truly sustainable chimney draught proofing solution on the market. Over the coming weeks, the Chimney Sheep team will be working closely with the insulation industry to include chimney insulation as part of the raft of standard measures.

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About Chimney Sheep™ 

Chimney Sheep is the ultimate chimney draught excluder. Made in Britain from 100% natural sustainable sheep wool, it's an effective environmentally friendly solution to fireplace draughts and an alternative to the chimney balloon systems. Using recycled plastic and sheep wool from the backs of Herdwick sheep, which roam free around the Lake District, the Chimney Sheep is an energy saving product that can save homeowners an average of £50 per year.

Sheep wool is naturally fire retardant.. The Chimney Sheep is simple to use and can be removed easily if the homeowner wishes to light the fire and replaced when the fire is no longer lit. They offer all sorts of different shapes and sizes to fit exact chimneys, ensuring a snug, draught-free fit.

Representatives from Chimney Sheep are available for media interviews and speaking opportunities.  
For more information on Chimney Sheep or to arrange an interview contact:
Kirstie Colledge, SMPR (Simply Marcomms Limited),
The Wolston Priory, Priory Road, Wolston, Warwickshire CV8 3FX
Tel: +44 (0) 24 76546150

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