Energy Saving Gadgets
Energy Saving Gadget: Chimney Balloon
This is possibly the most unglamorous energy saving gadget that we've featured here on JOE, however, it will still keep you warm at night and save you money. So lets check it out.
If you’ve ever had to buy the bunting and whatnot for a children’s party then you’ll know first had at how ridiculously expensive balloons can be. Well today we have a balloon that might seem a tad expensive to begin with, but it will certainly pay for itself over the course of a few months.
So what exactly is a chimney balloon then? A chimney balloon is a handy cost effective device that will save you energy and money by preventing heat going up and draughts coming down your chimney.
Think about it… What is a chimney? When you boil it down, a chimney is basically just a big hole that goes from the top of your house to the bottom.
It’s the one place in the house that you would expect to keep you warm, but all too often, chimneys let the hot air in your house escape, doing more harm than good. But what’s that you say? You have the metal damper closed when you’re not using your chimney? Well that’s not going to help, especially if you haven’t changed the damper in awhile.
Doesn't really look like a balloon - sadly
Metal dampers warp and corrode, and do not close tightly around the edges. This lets in cold drafts and also allows your interior heat to escape.
So how do you stop your chimney from letting warm air out? It’s easily done with this nifty balloon.
You can purchase the balloon over on the Electric Ireland online store for just €33.50 and what it basically does is it acts as a sink plug... but for your chimney. It’s easy to install, unobtrusive and best of all it will save you a few quid on your heating bill.
What more could you want?
For more great deals head over to Electric Ireland's online store where you can find loads of great energy saving devices.