Save $ With A Chimney Balloon

As we get into the new year, we are going to start seeing some colder weather and thus some higher heating bills.  Luckily, we've had a pretty mild winter so far and here in Georgia, we've really only had one strong cold snap.  Something tells me more is on the way so I have once again started to look for ways to keep the heat in and the cold out.

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One of the major culprits for heat loss in the home is the chimney.  A quick and easy fix to a leaky chimney is a Chimney Balloon.  They run anywhere from $35-$50 and can sometimes pay for themselves on the first month's heating bill.  There aren't too many energy efficiency fixes that will return the intial investment as quickly as a chimney balloon.   It is estimated that a slight leak in a chimney can result in around $200 in lost heat over the course of a winter.  A large or severe leak can result in much more. 

 The balloon is extremely simple.  Basically, it is inflated inside the chimney and acts as a plug to keep the cold air from sneaking in.  Most of the chimney plugs have a failsafe built in to automatically melt when and if an owner forgets to take it out before lighting up a fire. 

This efficiency fix is highly recommended and can be purchased here