Be Warm, Be Safe , Be Smart with a Fire Genie.
The FireGenie is a chimney damper that sits on an open fire’s fireback. A chimney damper is simply a device that when fully closed seals off a chimney’s flue thereby preventing pre-heated air from escaping up the chimney as well as blocking the entry of cold draughts into a room.
The FireGenie controls the rate at which your chimney draws by providing a number of fail-safe locking positions from the fully open to the fully closed. The fully open position allows a chimney to draw air from a room at a maximum rate, and this is required in order to ensure that when a fire is lit in the grate it takes hold. The intermediate fail-safe positions control the rate at which the air is drawn up the chimney, and this ultimately has a bearing on the rate at which fuel is burnt. The fully closed position is only to be used when the fire is out or when the fire is not lit.
The FireGenie can be fitted causing minimum disruption (typically 1 hour) by our experienced certified installers who can also provide chimney servicing.
Fitting a FireGenie is the cheapest and most cost efficient of creating a closed flue system for your house.
Independent tests prove that your solid fuels cost are reduces by over 50%
FireGenie has adapted the original idea of the chimney draught excluder as seen in Victorian houses and improves it to include a damper system.
The FireGenie can be fitted to all new standard fireplaces and can be retrofitted to suit all sizes of fireplaces.
The FireGenie is made from galvanised mild steel and powder coated with fire proof paint which has been tested up to 1,200 degrees C.
It is manufactured in the United Kingdom under ISO 9001 Quality Management Standards
How does the FireGenie work?
The FireGenie has a lid that can be easily opened and closed using the supplied metal poker. When a homeowner wishes to light their fire, they take the poker and open the FireGenie. Once opened they can light the fire as normal, and the smoke from the fire will escape past the Fire Genie's open lid and up the chimney. When the fire has died down at the end of the evening, the homeowner simply closes the Fire Genie lid using the poker; this ensures that the warm air is retained in the room and cold air is prevented from entering the room.
Does the FireGenie fit all known fire places?
The FireGenie can be fitted in about 95% of the solid fuel fire places. These fire places typically have either a 16" or 18" fireback, for which the FireGenie 100 Damper is appropriate. The FireGenie can be installed on 20" and 22" firebacks, but this requires a larger version of the device (the FireGenie 200 Damper).
Is there a fitting service that I can avail of?
Yes. We have a team of qualified fitters who will install your FireGenie for you.This typically takes less than 1 hour and our experienced installers will give you professional advice on how to use the damper and can offer you a comprehensive chimney cleaning service. Please contact us for further details.
Can the FireGenie be fitted on a fire-back that has a gas coal-effect fire?
Not at the moment, although Fire Genie are currently working on such a device.
Does the FireGenie completely seal off the chimney when closed?
No. In order to allow ventilation of the chimney and thereby prevent the build-up of damp, the Fire Genie does allow some air to move between the room and the chimney.
Can a chimney be swept that has a FireGenieinstalled?
Yes. The FireGenie has been designed specifically with this in mind. When the Genie is fully open a chimney sweeper will have ample room to access the stack with their brushes.
Does the FireGenie require any routine maintenance?
A small amount of maintenance is required. We recommend this is done once every other year at the same time as your chimney is swept.
Prevents soot falling onto your hearth and flooring/carpets
Protect against bird droppings
Can help extinguish chimney fires
Reduce outside noise levels