Recent investigations have shown the detrimental effect indoor open fronted fireplaces have on public health, and have sparked a proposed Auckland air quality bylaw.
However, as fireplaces including grand brick chimneys are steadily becoming redundant, it is still difficult to let go of the charming glow and comfort these fireplaces have to offer.
Escea’s new AF700 High Heat Output Gas Fireplace allows homeowners to easily replace old open fronted wood fireplaces or radiant space heaters, as its dimensions are suited to both tight-spaced masonry and brick cavities.
For this particular type of installation, a simple flue is used which runs down the brick or masonry chimney. The Direct Vent flue, in combination with the glass front, offers a completely sealed system bringing fresh outside air inside the firebox for combustion and carries exhaust air away by using two separate flexi-flue pipes, making the AF700 an efficient and healthy heating solution.
It is also suitable for a timber-framed wall installation where a co-axial rigid Direct Vent flue is used. Working in the same manner as the flexi-flue option – a sealed system carrying exhaust away and introducing outside air for combustion – this flue option can also be terminated horizontally or vertically.
As chimney cavities will most likely be surrounded by a mantel, tiles or have a hearth in front, the AF700 was created with the largest viewable glass area in its category to give homeowners a strong flame, while the minimal fascia allows the fireplace to adapt to its surroundings with ease.
The AF700 High Heat Output Gas Fireplace can also be controlled with a smartphone through Escea's Smart Heat app, giving users wireless control of the fireplace at anytime, anywhere.