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Consumers able to cancel the 5% energy price cap rise with a Chimney Sheep® draught excluder

Using a Chimney Sheep® chimney draught excluder will save consumers 5% on their household energy bills, according to the University of Liverpool. This equates to a saving of £96 for the average household based on the Ofgem Energy Price Cap of £1,928 which has risen 5% from £1,834.  With prices of a Chimney Sheep® starting at just £18.00 and with over 11 million houses in the UK that have a chimney, the wool draught excluder is an easy, cost-effective energy-saving measure that many households in the UK can benefit from.  


A Chimney Sheep® is designed to be inserted into open chimney flues and can be removed if a fire is to be lit. The simple device is made with a thick layer of felted Herdwick wool and works to reduce draughts by blocking 93% of airflow. This helps to ensure households are heated efficiently which increases energy bill savings for users. 


The naturally occurring properties of Herdwick wool makes the Chimney Sheep® highly durable, breathable and malleable – perfect to plug the gap just above the fireplace. When in place the Chimney Sheep® blocks the majority of airflow into and out of the chimney, whilst naturally permitting sufficient ventilation. The product works to prevent warm air from escaping up the chimney and stopping cold air from coming in via other leaky parts of a building and the chimney when not in use, reducing the ‘stack effect’ phenomenon. When a Chimney Sheep® user has their heating on the warm air is not escaping through their chimney but heating their home efficiently. The effect is that users can turn down their central heating. Each product has a clamp and handle attached to it which makes it easy and convenient to insert and remove as needed. 


The innovative tool is the only chimney draught excluder on the market to hold a prestigious BBA Agrément Certificate, which provides industry reassurance of the product's fitness for purpose. 


The Chimney Sheep® and a range of other draught-proofing measures are available to buy at and Amazon. The product comes in a range of shapes and sizes to fit a variety of chimneys. Prices start from £18.00. If contacted directly, Chimney Sheep Ltd can make made-to-measure versions of the Chimney Sheep®.  

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