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 used the chimney sheep both in our house and in our holiday cottages. The concept of a wool product to insulate a chimney we found intriguing and wonderfully simple. Firstly we found it effective and it stopped unpleasant draughts in our windy part of the world. Secondly we immediately noticed the difference in temperature when the sheep was up the chimney. It is easy to use and our guests loved the idea of Herdwick wool being used as a chimney insulation.”
- Bob & Diedre, Keswick
Just wanted to say my chimney sheep arrived within 2 working days of ordering – well done. It’s great to be able to support our sheep farmers who I know from watching ‘Countryfile’ struggle to make money from fleeces. I was also very pleased to have an environmentally friendly way of stopping the draught from our chimney. We don’t have a fire and the ‘sheep’ is more a permanent item. I was also pleased to support fair trade by buying the lovely butterfly to hang from the ‘sheep’. Will definitely recommend you as I was told about your firm by my brother. One happy customer