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Light Touch - A Monthly newsletter from Danvers, MA Public Works Division
Excerpt from an article by Pamela Irwin

Do you have folding stairs that go up to your attic? If they are NOT insulated, they are a major heat/cooling loss. Most pull-down attic stairway doors, simply do not seal well enough to prevent massive air leakage, resulting in an enormous heat/cooling loss.

The BATTIC DOOR is a simple, easy, inexpensive and efficient way to seal against attic door leakage and still allow easy access to the attic. Each kit comes complete with stair cover, a roll of weatherstripping, a supply of self-adhered reflective foil insulation and easy to install directions.

Please stop by our Open House to see the demonstration and to order your own BATTIC DOOR.

As Featured on Good Morning America - Fireplace DraftStopper

Battic Door was profiled by Builder magazine at the 2013 NAHB International Builders Show

Battic Door was profiled on DIY Channel's Your Best Built Home


We 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.

Some 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.