Chimney Draft Stop Balloon
If you own a home with a large fireplace then you certainly know how drafty the fireplace can be in the winter. What’s concerning is the amount of heat that can be lost up through a chimney during the winter when you’re not using the chimney. Over the years I’ve seen people try many different approaches to plugging up the chimney to prevent drafts but now there’s a great product on the market that makes it very easy to do.
The Fireplace Chimney Draft Stop Plug Balloon sold at Amazon for $55 is a great product for preventing heat loss and drafts in your chimney. The product works very well with different size chimneys and the installation directions look very simple.
Without some type of chimney plug in place warm air can rise up and out of the chimney while cool drafty air can blow down through the chimney into your living area. As you can see from the diagrams the Fireplace Plug keeps out the cold air while keeping the warm air inside your home where it belongs.
The other thing I like about this product is the support leg that hangs down along with the inflation tube. Both of these help give you a visual reminder that the fireplace plug is in place. It would not be safe to light a fire with the fireplace plug inside your chimney.
With the soaring price of fuel this inexpensive product will surely help you save money heating your home. Does anyone else know of a similar product like this? Any experience with this fireplace plug?