"You appear to have the product I badly need"

A. Hogarth, Chipping Camden

HOW IT WORKS

Here’s the problem in a nutshell.
Warm air rises, cold air falls.

So far so good. Now consider the fact that chimneys have been designed to funnel, to pump and take warm air away – taking the smoke with it.

The dilemma, however, is that chimneys continue to work even when there is no fire. Have you ever noticed the cold air rushing in through the gaps in the floors, doors and windows? The reason is simple. If hot air is rushing out of your home up the chimney, it will also be pulling in cold air from outside. So what to do? You could block your fireplace with a board or bricks, but not only does it look ugly it’s also a pain to undo if you want a fire.

So what about blocking the space with newspapers? (Sounds like a good excuse to make a few trips to the chippie). The problem with this though is that you’ll find at best your chimney gets damp because the bricks aren't breathing, at worst it’s a potential fire risk.

So what about sealing the top of the chimney? (You obviously don’t believe in Mary Poppins then). But apart from costing you a lot of money – you’re giving up on having a fire ever again.

I know. An ordinary balloon. Surely that would do. Well, even if it doesn't burst at once, it’ll probably shrivel up within a day! So you’d better get a bumper pack of balloons and prepare to have a lot of puff.

That's why you need our specially engineered, guaranteed, patented Chimney Balloon. It will stay in place for years - and stay inflated. It will provide 'double glazing' for your fireplace. You can deflate it (and re-inflate it) any time you want a fire.

And, heaven forbid, even if you do forget it and light a fire –it’ll just shrivel, harmlessly. But best of all, it's cheap and readily available at the click of a button.

 
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