HOMEOWNERS worried about rising bills this winter can snap up a device that costs less than $40 and is designed to keep energy consumption low.
The draft excluder available at Walmart keeps your home warm by preventing cold air from entering.
A 6-inch smoke vent blocker is just $34.99 at the retailer and shoppers can get it by November 20th when they order it online.
The device has a wool base and fits into the narrow part of the flue located directly above the firebox.
Not only does it prevent drafts from entering the home, but it also prevents noise and soot buildup.
According to Walmart, bird and outdoor noises are muffled when the smoke vent blocker is installed.
The base is made from 100% Herdwick wool, making it dense and durable.
However, homeowners have been warned that the smoke vent should only be used once the fire has gone out.
If homeowners want to light their fire, it should be safely stored in a bag.
Walmart sells smoke extractors in a variety of sizes, including 12-inch and 14-inch units. However, buyers have been warned that these are more expensive.
A 14-inch smoke flue block will cost buyers more than $50.
Shoppers have posted reviews online, with one saying: “It fits snugly and works great.”
Homeowners have shared how they have kept their energy bills on track throughout the year.
Raddenbach told The US Sun that he was able to save $225 each summer and recommended that investing in a smoke vent blocker could help keep costs down.
Energy Star experts have said that chimney plugs and balloons can help homeowners save about 25% on energy costs.