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A Chimella only requires a onetime setup. With a single push of the deployment button it effortlessly extends up the chimney and efficiently blocks it off. Give it a simple twist to ensure it is situated correctly, and pull the handle down into the chimney opening to remind you that it is in situ. It takes less and a minute to insert and less than one minute to remove it. Introducing Chimella - the chimney umbrella that is potentially the single most effective step you can take in driving down your energy bills.
A Chimella requires a onetime setup. With a single push of the deployment button, it effortlessly extends up the chimney and blocks it off. Give it a simple twist to ensure it is situated correctly, and pull the handle down into the chimney opening to remind you that it is in situ. It takes less and one minute to insert and less than one minute to remove it. To remove it, press the release button and the Chimella will close on itself collecting any dust and debris that has collected on it while it has been in place - no more mess or soot failing down the chimney and into your room. The take the Chimella outside and shake it out to clean. Then reload bring it back inside and deploy once again.
Do you leave a window open in winter when you have your heating on? Your open chimney is like a forgotten open window! Closing your chimney will save you energy and more importantly save you money! Using a Chimella chimney umbrella to block off your open chimney or flue will significantly reduce the air flow through the chimney and can save you over 0.583 tonnes of carbon per year, per chimney. This equates to an energy saving of 3066kW hours per year, per chimney. Or to put it another way an average saving of £200 per chimney, per year!
A Chimella chimney umbrella could be the single most effective step you take in driving down your energy bills. Research shows that an average chimney will draw out 40 cubic meters of air every hour. This equates to 350,400 cubic meters of air, per chimney, every year being sucked out of your home through your open chimney. The unique canopy structure of a Chimella is also weather proof so should you suffer from rain or hail coming down your chimney then fear. This means that you will get your money back within 4months, now how many products can say that?
The Chimella handle is constantly on view to indicate that there is a chimney umbrella in place and that flue is blocked off. In the unlikely event of someone lighting a fire while the chimney umbrella is still inserted, the canopy has been designed to harmlessly burn away and safely re open, allowing smoke and fumes to be drawn up and out of your home.
With its strong and robust quality construction and quality product Guarantee you can be assured in total confidence of the long-term daily use of your Chimella chimney umbrella. Tests have shown that the a Chimella can be open and closed up to 2,000 times before it needs to be replaced, with work underway to prolong that lifespan even further.
Currently there is one standard size Chimella which has been developed to suit a magnitude of fireplace sizes. From the smallest 200mm x 200mm flues through to larger 380mm x 380mm chimneys. Once deployed the Chimella will size between 600mm - 700mm above the fireplace opening. Another benefit in the Chimella design is that it is flexible enough to fit into round, square, rectangular and even triangular chimneys. During deployment the Chimella arms extend to fit the space.
• Stops cold air from coming down the chimney
• Averts down drafts and 'howling' noises generated by chimneys
• Collects any fallen debris, rain or hailstones into the canopy
• Can be sponge cleaned
• Stops birds or other animals from coming down the chimney and into your home
• Prevents smoke coming down your chimney from a shared flue with another fireplace
• Allows your chimney to breathe by leaving small air gaps once deployed to prevent condensation