Heat saving gadgets are the gifts that keep on giving

Friday, 18 September 2015  |  Admin

If you're looking for the perfect gift for an environmentally-conscious loved one, why not get them something truly reusable, a gift that keeps on giving long past their special day?

These innovative, energy saving gadgets are designed to be inexpensive while saving the planet. From a chimney pillow which keeps the “cosiness” indoors this winter, to a versatile, heat saving slow cooker than cuts down on energy use, there is a huge range of thoughtful, thrifty eco gift ideas to brought to you by Protect the Planet.

Stuff the chimney

A chimney above an unlit grate is essentially a hole in the roof for hot air to escape through. Plug this hole with a chimney pillow and feel the temperature rise indoors with no extra heating! Available in three sizes, it’s reusable, easy to install and also stops debris falling into the grate.

Seal the gaps

Cracks under doors and a flappy, unsealed letter box can let a surprising amount of heat escape from the home. Reduce your heating bills by installing a EcoSavers draught excluder to close up any gaps under doors, and an Ecoflap for a horizontal letter box. The Ecoflap is finely balanced to oppose the draught pushing the letter box open, and takes just 5 minutes to install.

Make rubbish into winter fuel

If your loved one is lucky enough to have a fireplace indoors, help them put junk mail and old newspapers to good use with the logsaver. It constructs a log in less than 30 seconds which will burn for up to one and a half hours. It could save the lucky recipient up to £100 a year on logs.

Slow cook for savings

Great for indoor or outdoor cooking, the Wonderbag allows users to finish cooking food once it has been brought to the boil, with no extra cost for heat or water! It also means less time tending to the food, giving your loved one precious time to spend elsewhere too. Hundreds of thousands of these Wonderbags are already being used in South Africa, so far improving the lives of more than two million people.