What You Need to Know About Buying Gas Fires - Part 1 of 2

Posted by in Gas Stoves, Flueless Gas on February 21, 2014 . 0 Comments.

Identifying the most suitable gas fire for your property can be an overwhelming task. This blog post has been created to help you to understand what’s available and how to select the right model for your home.

Gas fires vary in their design and there is one to suit every home. This includes homes that don’t have a chimney as the fumes can be directed through a wall to the outside. Our modern wall mounted gas fire from Kinder Limours is one of these types.

Inset Gas Fires

Also known as ‘living flame fires’, inset gas fires were first introduced around 25 years ago. Created to look just like a real coal fire, the original models were not designed for efficient use of fuel. However, the more modern versions are designed to lose far less of their heat and their output can be most pleasing with an efficiency of 70%.  The Brilliant Slab 22 is a good example of an inset fire that has optional remote control operation and a choice of 3 fuel beds.

Hole in the Wall Gas Fires

These types of gas fires can make your fireplace a truly striking feature in your home. Fitted into the wall so that there is no need for a hearth, you’ll also enjoy the benefit of saved space. Available in a range of sizes and designs, with both glass-fronted and open types available, these gas fires are best suited to a home with a chimney.  The Kinder Eden Hole in the Wall is a beautiful model that many of our clients purchase.

Balanced Flue Gas Fires

This type of gas fire is actually the most popular with our customers without either a chimney or a flue. Again, this type of gas fire removes fumes through a pipe that goes horizontally through a wall. Glass fronted for safety, they provide excellent efficiency and work silently.  Our Kinder Cameo HE Balanced Flue Gas Fire is a great example of this type of fireplace.

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Tags: buying guide, gas fires, buying gas fires Last update: February 26, 2014