The Iowa Energy Center
The Iowa Energy Center Recommends The Use Of The Fireplace Draftstopper!
Plug your fireplace. If you never use the fireplace, put a plug in the flue of the chimney to reduce heat loss. Seal the plug to the chimney with caulk and be sure to tell anyone who may want to start a fire that the chimney is plugged. If you occasionally use the fireplace, you can add an inflatable DraftStopper™.
The Iowa Energy Center was created in 1990. The Energy Center's mission is to:
Strive to increase energy efficiency in all areas of energy use; Serve as a model for state efforts to decrease dependence on imported fuels and to decrease reliance on energy production from nonrenewable, resource-depleting fuels; Assist in assessing technology related to energy efficiency and alternative energy production systems; and Support educational and demonstration programs that encourage implementation of energy efficiency.
As Featured on Good Morning America - Fireplace DraftStopper
could all agree that home heating costs are going straight up.
Which is why keeping that expensive warm air inside is very
important. When chimney's are not in use that expensive heat is
escaping straight up them.
One would think closing the damper would be enough to keep cold air out and warm air in, but not necessarily so.
A solution to this problem is the fireplace plug. It is like a plastic inflatable plug for your chimney.
To install it, you partially inflate it with the breathing tube...
...then slip it up into the top of the firebox...
...and lock it in place.
Finally, finish inflating the plug and tuck the tube out of sight.
heating experts claim that an unlit fireplace with a damper open can
increase heating costs by as much as 30 percent. Now that could add up
to $500 over the course of a season.
Well, here's a solution that's relatively inexpensive, easy to install and pretty much invisible.
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