Today, the function of a fire in a New Zealand home is creating warmth and atmosphere; an essential component of a heating system from which we demand not only high performance and efficiency but cost-effectiveness and quality design.
Step forward modern wood burning, gas and electric fireplaces, equipped with the latest technology and stunning aesthetics to satisfy a range of tastes.
First steps… wood, gas or electric?
If the property has a chimney breast, a wood-burning fire, or a conventional flue gas fire can most likely be installed. For homes without a chimney, there are other options such as gas balanced flue systems offering high heat and efficiency. Whatever flue outlet is available, there are numerous models of fires and freestanding stoves to choose from at The Fireplace.
The benefits of wood-burning
An increasing number of people want to make a difference to their carbon footprint; burning wood is a carbon lean way to create heat for the home. A draw to wood burning is the stunning focal point it naturally creates and homely ambience it produces in abundance. That distinctive, comforting smell is for many the scent that captures the imagination and conjures the very concept of cosiness and being at home.
Quick and convenient gas
The popularity of gas continues to rise with the breadth of styles available in today’s market and flexible flue options. Fuel effects have also become life-like, from chunky logs and driftwood to realistic coals and pebbles. A feature of many gas fires is their ability to be remote-controlled, from basic operation to thermostatic Wi-Fi remote handsets that allow the homeowner to set room temperature and a specific time that they wish the fire to come on.
Modern electric appliances have come on leaps and bounds with enticing lifelike flame effects now designed with low energy or LED bulbs to decrease running costs. From hang-on-the-wall fires to inbuilt fires, electric appliances really are suitable in the absence of a chimney or flue, simply plug in and away they go. Other benefits of electric fires include the option to use the flame effect independently of the heat output which means no matter the temperature outside, homeowners can enjoy the charming and alluring visuals inside.