So Leaky - Don't be Draft

So Leaky - Don't be Draft

There's a whole load of things you can do to save energy whether you live in rented or own your own home and no matter what size your home is. Where to start? We've started this quest with the easiest and most cost effective, so start at the beginning and see how far you get.

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A square badge with a chimney balloon in the center with the words: So Leaky - Don't be Draft

Install a chimney balloon.

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Inspiration

Chimney pillow

Chimney Balloons

Silly but true
3 minutes

FAQ

What if I want to light a fire?

Then remove the balloon? It's easy to deflate and store. Consider putting a note or something at the bottom of the balloon string (visible in the fireplace) to remind you (and others) that there is something blocking the chimney.

Beware of

Carbon monoxide

You don't want to light a fire (gas, wood or other) with a blocked chimney. Make sure everyone knows that the chimney is blocked and if you don't already have one, invest in a carbon monoxide alarm.

Damp

Remember to under inflate the balloon or stick a small pipe up the chimney so that air can get through. Otherwise without ventilation, condensation can build up and cause damp.

How the points breakdown

14
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Pollution and waste
  • Energy
  • Animal rights
  • Human rights
  • Education and culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Water
  • Land and community
  • Finance
  • Building
  • Biodiversity

How to get more points and earn coins too...

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Do it again?

This quest is not repeatable.

Collection

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