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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Fireplace Heatsaver?

The Fireplace Heatsaver is a transparent acrylic shield designed to fit over the fire or fireplace opening when the fire is not in use, preventing heat loss up the chimney. For further details click here to see a brochure.

How does the Fireplace Heatsaver work?

The Fireplace Heatsaver stops t he chimney taking heat out of your room and cuts down draughts. Click to run an animation showing the "stack effect".

How much money will the Fireplace Heatsaver save me?

The Fireplace Heatsaver was tested by an independent test house, BSRIA. The tests and calculations were based upon SAP 2005, the current standard of insulation required in all homes built today. BSRIA concluded that the Fireplace Heatsaver can save as much as £144 per year. For full tests results click here.

Will the Fireplace Heatsaver prevent chimney downdraughts?

The Fireplace Heatsaver stops downdraughts. You may need to fix it in place with tape etc. to stop it rattling or moving away from the opening.

Will the Fireplace Heatsaver work in my house?

The Fireplace Heatsaver will work on any suitable fire, regardless of the style or age of your property. The Fireplace Heatsaver is not designed to work with Back Boiler Units, Flueless gas fires, stoves or hole-in-the-wall type fires. You will need to check the dimensions of the standard fireplace heat saver to your fireplace size and grate dimensions.

Will The Fireplace Heatsaver help the environment?

The Fireplace Heatsaver will reduce your Carbon Footprint by reducing the need to use your fire and enabling you to turn down your heating system, reducing your use of fossil fuels.

What is the Stack Effect?

The stack effect is a continuous cycle of air movement in homes with chimneys or flues. Warm air is lost up the chimney and is replaced by cold air drawn through gaps under doors, around windows, under floorboards & the building fabric.
In simple terms, the chimney has an effect like a window or outside door left open all the time.

Can I use the Fireplace Heatsaver when the fire is operating?

 NO. The Fireplace Heatsaver must not be used when the fire is operating. It is not a fireguard. Only install when the fire has cooled to normal room temperature. Further details can be found here.

What fires can the Fireplace Heatsaver be used with?

The Fireplace Heatsaver can be used with most domestic fires. They must not be used with fires with Back Boiler Units, Flueless gas fires, stoves and hole-in-the-wall type fires. If you are uncertain as to what type of fire you have, please contact us or email here.

Can I fit the The Fireplace Heatsaver myself?

Yes, it is easy to fit with no special skills ot tools needed. Simply unpack the Fireplace Heatsaver, turn off your fire, leave to cool, place it in front of your fire or fireplace opening. For installation details click here..

What is the Fireplace Heatsaver made of?

The Fireplace Heatsaver is made from a tough transparent Acrylic material.

What if I want to use my fire?

Simply remove the Fireplace Heatsaver from in front of your fire and store until needed.

Does the Fireplace Heatsaver provide ventilation to the chimney?

It is important to have some ventilation to your chimney to prevent damp. The Fireplace Heatsaver has ventilation gaps at the base allowing a trickle of air to vent the chimney dry whilst dramatically reducing air loss.

How long can I leave the Fireplace Heatsaver in place?

You can leave the Fireplace Heatsaver in place for as long as you want. The longer you leave the Fireplace Heatsaver in place, the less heat is going up your chimney and the more money you will save.

How do I know what size of Fireplace Heatsaver I need?

Simply measure the height and width of your fire or fireplace opening, including your grate. Check these sizes to the standard heatsaver dimensions.

How do I buy a Fireplace Heatsaver?

A standard Fireplace Heatsaver can be ordered by calling 01924 368899.

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