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The Windkat improves indoor air quality, cures lighting issues and resolves a cold draught.

Hi Windkat,

Our Windkat cowl was installed about a week ago, and I'm very pleased to say that it has completely cured the problems that we were having with the chimney. Previously the fire ran and drew well once burning, but was very difficult to start and would often fill the room with smoke, due to a column of cold air falling down the chimney whenever the fire was not burning and that also created a creosote smell in our lounge most days, which was particularly obnoxious on cold and wet days. We had previously taken advice from several 'HETAS technicians' to use extra newspaper to heat the chimney before lighting the fire, which just created thick smoke in the room; one told us to have the chimney relined at a cost of £2500, but couldn't explain why that would help; and finally one told us to demolish and rebuild the chimney, which we refused to consider, as again the HETAS engineer couldn't calculate, justify or indemnify that the idea would have any effect.
Conversely, your advice was well considered, you answered all of my questions quickly and informatively and it was clear that your priority was a happy customer. Your customer service and your product have been exceptional; the installation was a simple 10min task, and the flue now draws constantly. The creosote smell has gone, the fire is a dream to light, and when the fire is not lit the room is warmer than it was before as there is no cold draught. 
As an added advantage, I note a recent study claimed that using wood burners triple the airborne pollution inside the home; since installing the Windkat cowl, I have measured the particulate pollution, and there was no measurable difference in PM2.5; before lighting, when using, lighting or refuelling our stove. Given the smoke issues we had previously, I believe that your product can also improve indoor air quality.
Photos below - Windkat installed in the chimney and smoke being drawn into the cold firebox from a distance:
Many thanks,
(Reading, UK)

Windkat Cowl for Chimney Pots

Hi Philip,
Just to say we are delighted with the cowl and the excellent service we have received from your company.
Kind regards

The Windkat successfully resolves smoke throughout the home.

Hi Philip,
Great news to report in that the Windkat has successfully resolved our problem with smoke throughout our home when we lit the fire.
It's an open fire and it worked fine until we extended into the loft. This changed the roof obviously and since then we have had issues with smoke coming into the house.  We hardly lit the fire last year because of it.  Our chimney sweep said our fire opening was too wide (we increased that when we put in a new fireplace), however it had worked fine before extending the loft so we really wanted a solution where we didn't have to change the fire place itself.  
Thanks so much and also for assisting when I ordered the wrong size of Windkat.  

Windkat Chimney Pot installation a breeze!

Hello Windkat,
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the Windkat. We've had quite windy weather for a few weeks and I've not had a single incidence of downdraught bringing smoke into the room from my fireplace, whereas before, if it was windy, I was reluctant to light the fire. The draw of the chimney is also much improved. Last but not least, the installers were amazed at how beautifully the Windkat fitted into the chimney pot, which made the installation a breeze! 
May I also thank you for the pre-purchase advice that you gave me.
Best wishes  
Geoffrey F.

Stunning Windkat Cowl installation in Malta cures smoke and smell issues...

Thank you for such a professional and swift service. We are so please with our Windkat's, which have finally solved the long and on going smoke and smell issues in our home. We will be recommending this product to all our friends and neighbours here in Malta. 

All the best from Malta.

The Windkat Cowl cures AGA flue Downdraught problems

Dear Windkat Team,

I write by way of an update. We had the windkat fitted two weeks ago and had the flue swept at the same time. We had the Aga serviced and re-lit. Since it was re-lit we have had nearly unremitting high winds including 60mph gusts over the last few days as “storm Gareth” has hit. 
What an incredible product the Windkat is! We have had no downdraught at all! None! In our quest to cure the Aga flue downdraught problem we’ve had a rotorvent and a eurocowl. The rotorvent cured downdraught in low winds but the house would have been full of smoke and the Aga sooted up in these conditions. The eurocowl was even worse. Under the current wind conditions we would have had flames shooting out around the edges of the fire door, the fire valve would trip and the Aga turned off. 
The Windkat has completely cured the problem. An outstanding piece of engineering, worth every penny. 

Stunning Windkat installation in the heart of the Austrian Alps

We have had a troubled and smokey stove for some time now and I can finally say after trying several Cowls we have hit the jackpot. Thank you to Windkat Cowls and your excellent service. We are looking forward to a successful winter at long last. What a great clever Cowl you have. I wont be surprised if I start seeing these Windkat's all over the Alps and chalets in the near distant future. I will be recommending them.

All the best,

Steve M 

Windkat Cowl cures failed Gas Fire spillage test

Hi Windkat Cowls,

Our Windkat cowl has now been fitted, and good news, the chimney now works. The gas fire, that previously failed its spillage test, this time round passed with flying colours.

Thank you for all your help.

Best wishes

Paul G

Windkat Cowl for Chimney Pots

Just to feedback; we are very impressed with your cowl. It's as good as the testimonials say and has certainly cured our problem. It looks the part too.
Thanks for your help.
Attached photo shows splendid cowl: