Green Tips on Fires and Chimneys

Green Tips from England!


I had a brief look around your green lifestyle page... (further to the Winter Energy Efficiency article...)

Chimneys are a source of much heat loss, unused chimneys should be sealed with a chimney balloon.

Open fires are on average 15%efficient, wasting 85% of the energy, stoves however, especially the smoke-free woodstoves (I use 2 'Clearview' British built stoves) are in excess of 85% thermally efficient and enable you to use renewables.

It is true that keeping your flue clean will give a more efficient burn.

Yours, John Cossham, York, UK

Thanks John!

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