The Chimney Balloon™
and Chimney Pillow™
Why Look at the Chimney? Homeowners spend millions each year caulking, replacing windows & doors, and weatherstripping to make their home more energy efficient. However, one of the biggest culprits of energy loss is not so easy to see, it is the fireplace damper. The damper is the metal flap in your chimney that acts as a fireplace plug when you are not using it. That damper gets warped and degrades over time. Often you cant tell it is not sealing because you cant look at it close, but you can feel the cold air. What you need is a more effective inflatable chimney stopper to eliminate the cold fireplace draft.
How Can You Stop Your Chimney From Releasing Air While Not In Use? Is it hard to get a chimney to not do what it is designed to do? There are a few unsuccessful methods. Use the damper, block your fireplace with bricks or boards, stuff newspaper or fiberglass into the chimney throat, install a permanent seal cap on the top of the chimney, install a chimney top damper, inflate an ordinary balloon and stick it in the chimney – If you can manage to get it in without bursting, it will shrivel up within a day as ordinary balloons do.
How Does a Chimney Balloon™ or Chimney Pillow™ Solve This Problem? The Chimney Balloon™ (often referred to as a Chimney Pillow™) is specially engineered, guaranteed, and patented to fix the problem of heat escaping your chimney and drafts coming down your chimney when not in use. The Chimney Balloon™ will stay in place for years – and stay inflated. The Chimney Balloon™ will provide a double layer of air padded insulation for your fireplace. You can deflate the Chimney Balloon™ (and re-inflate it) any time you want a fire. If you forget it and light a fire, it will harmlessly deflate in seconds. The Chimney Balloon™ is cheap reliable and readily available.
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