Olympic Grate Plate
Many fire grates on the market these days tend to be made from brittle pig iron. Typically they retail at about 25 Euro but will only last for about two years. (Based on only using your fireplace from October to March).
This is due to the fact that Polish and smokeless coal burn at a very high temparature which tends to be very harsh on fire grates.
As your grate starts to detoriate you will not be reaping the benefits of the fuel you are burning and will instead end up burning more fuel than is necessary.
Kevin Walker who recently appeared on the Dragons Den on RTE has developed the Olympic Grate Saver which not only goes a long towards preserving the life of your fire grate but also prevents small particles of fuel falling through your grate and smouldering into ash resulting in a huge loss of heat.
The Olympic grate saver is a steel plate which is designed and manufactured in Ireland and can be used on open fires, stoves and ranges.
With the grate saver installed on your fire grate it is estimated that you will reduce your fuel bill by up to 20%.
Estimated Saving with Grate Saver Installed
A 40kg bag of coal retails at approximately 20 Euro each in Ireland at present.
A household will burn a ton of coal during the winter months (40kg x 25 bags)
This is a conservative estimate and assumes people only light the fire in the evenings and from the month of October through to month of March.
This will cost about 500 Euro per annum. As the Olympic grate plate can help reduce your fuel bill by anything up to 20% it could save you up to 100 Euro every year based on the above figures.
Grate Saver Design
Circular Plate - 160mm diameter
Suitable for open fires, stove and ranges.
How to Use the Olympic Grate Plate
1: Insert into the centre point of your fire grate
2: For best results turn over your grate plate once a week.
3: Replace your grate saver about once a year for maximum energy saving and to prolong lifetime of your fire grate.
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