Use our clever calculators to see how much warm air is escaping up your chimney and how much you could save with a Chimney Sheep.
The Chimney Sheep ® is low tech and easy to use, but you need to have an idea of the size and shape of your fireplace.
Every chimney in the country seems to be different but luckily the wool compresses into a range of different shapes and sizes.
How much heat are you losing up your chimney? Chimneys are cleverly designed to draw air up and out of a building. If you’ve got the central heating on and the fire isn’t lit, all your precious warm air will disappear up the flue within an hour. Just put your hand in the flue and you’ll be astonished by how strong the chimney draught is. This escaping air needs to be replaced, so cold air is pulled in from under doors and round windows, creating the cold draughts we feel. Now you can stop chimney draughts and reduce chimney heat loss with a Chimney Sheep®! The Chimney Sheep® is a thick layer of felted wool on a handle that plugs the gap just above the fireplace preventing warm air from escaping up the chimney and stopping cold air from coming down the chimney.
Fitting a chimney sheep will save around 4% off your heating bill. That means it should pay for itself within 6 months.
Tests have shown that it also reduces the amount of pollution entering the home.
Having an open chimney is like leaving a window open all the time. Fitting a Chimney Sheep® effectively closes the window.
A lot of happy customers tell us their homes are quieter since they fitted a chimney sheep.
“We have been using a Chimney Sheep in two of our holiday cottages for nine months now. The guests like to use the open fire at all times of the year. The Chimney Sheep has been removed and reinserted by all who used it, and has generated a lot of interest. It is difficult to quantify the amount of energy saved, but they are well insulated buildings so the main source of heat loss is up the chimney. We are really pleased to be able to use the Sheep and that our guests have been able to use it without any problems.”
- Jane & Ian, Bassenthwaite
“Received my sheep today and installed it within 20 minutes. Absolutely fantastic. We recently moved into house with an open fire and the draught given that the south each coast is having 25 mph winds, was very unforgiving. After researching on the internet I found your ‘sheep’. No more draught, its just amazing the difference it makes. It surely will save a fortune on the heating bills not to mention just so much more comfortable in the house. Thank you so much.”