We regard the Mini Eurocowl as the complete chimney cowl solution, solving anti downdraught issues whilst also protecting against birds, wind and rain. Suitable for all fuel types, with a robust design and a dome top making for hassle free sweeping and easy maintenance.
That’s one cowl that covers a wide variety of jobs but many would say the most important job is that it covers downdraught issues.
What is downdraught?
Downdraught is; “the downward movement of air in the lee of large objects”
To come out of the dictionary and to give it some true meaning with regard your chimney, it’s caused by external air pressure from outside the house. When you light your fire and send the warm air up your chimney it can be met by cooler air pushing back down therefore causing smoke to come back down the chimney and into your room, this is known as downdraught.
This can be down to a number of reasons:
- A short chimney or flue system
- Nearby trees
- Your are surrounded by hills
- High winds, living in coastal area
- Low pressure weather conditions
One way of fixing the solution is to rebuild your chimney so that it is higher, extend the twin wall system by adding to it or you can simply fit an anti-downdraught chimney cowl and save time and money. Our customers widely regard the Mini Eurocowl as the “go to” cowl if you have downdraught problems.