Types of Gas Fires
Gas fires come in a range of different styles these days and each model has a number of different benefits for the home. People who are choosing to install a gas fire in their home should take the time to check out the different models so that they select the one that best reflects their needs. Here is a selection of the most popular types of models in the United Kingdom.Conventional Flue
This traditional model is especially designed to suit period homes and homes that feature a classic period design. They are usually found in homes that were built in the 18th and early 19th century that have a large fireplace complete with a chimney. These traditional models are usually created in a standard size and commonly come with either brass or black finishes. The popular addition of a magnetic trim makes these models easy to maintain and modify as and when required. Some models also have a single piece fascia frame that is usually made from cast iron, while they may also have interiors that are made from dark coloured marble. Traditional models manufactured with the latest technology looks elegant and impressive, and are energy efficient, and effective in generating a lot of heat in the room.High Efficiency
Both outset and inset models are available with this type of gas fire and one of their main advantages is that they do not need to have a glass front. This is because the flue gases are either drawn out by a special fan unit that is power by electricity or vented through an external wall. A high tech microprocessor is used to control the fan unit and monitor the performance of the model. The microprocessor ensures very safe performance, as it will turn off the fire if there is an operation failure, although this rarely occurs. People who are interested in this model should be aware that it needs an electrical supply in order to function.Balanced Flue and Powerflue
This glass fronted model features both outset and inset variations and use a special horizontal co-axial pipe to vent air and fumes directly through an external wall. As the air is draw through the outer pipe the combustion gases are then expelled through the model’s inner pipe. One of the advantages of this model is that it does not need an electrical supply in order to function.Hang on the wall
This model is becoming very popular in modern homes due to its sleek design and the fact that it does not take up a lot of space. This model is also known as a wall mounted gas fire and is available in a wide range of styles and sizes. One of the main benefits of this model is that it can be installed in the home without needing a hearth, while it also gives out a lot of heat from the combustion products, which circulate the fire bed for a much longer time.