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.
Sally, just to say a huge thank you for getting our four lovely sheep in the post for the weekend! They arrived on Saturday in time to be put in place before our visitors arrived. I had one in our spare bedroom, and a little girl on a mattress on the floor right next to the fireplace (she had to be there because her mum was on the bed next to her!) – and I didn’t worry about draughts for a second! I think having them has given us peace of mind that the chimneys spaces are now as wind-tight as they possibly can be. I love the product and the literature that you’ve produced too – fun and informative. I really hope the business does well. It’s a great idea and you deserve every success. I will spread the word! Thanks so much again.
What a difference! It was easy to place in the chimney, and it has kept us warm over 2 winters. We have not had any need to take it out of the chimney and it has sat where placed through all the very high winds and what a difference to the heat in the room. I only wish I had known about it a lot sooner!
- P Morley