High Efficiency Gas Fires
Our high efficiency gas fires, or glass fronted gas fires, require glass on the front to stop air being drawn out of the room by a chimney or flue system. By replacing an old inefficient chimney gas fire with a modern glass-fronted gas fire model, you can benefit from the same heat at 40% of the cost, saving you valuable money. Gas is also 70% cheaper than burning wood. There are various styles of glass fronted fires, each requiring a different installation method. The running costs, heat output and efficiency are comparable between all designs, but the installation cost can vary greatly. To ensure you select the most cost effective design for your home, call our sales team Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm to discuss your requirements in more detail. If you don’t have a chimney and require high efficiency then we have balanced flue gas fires and power flue gas fires available.
The glass fronted gas fires shown below can be installed into an existing chimney or in a new build property using a vertical flue liner. If in doubt about the most cost effective installation method, call our sales team for more information.
FR920HE: 920mm wide, trimless gas fire tested to the latest CE safety standard. The gas fire is operated by a thermostatic remote control which will monitor the room temperature and adjust the flame automatically to a desired heat level – saving you energy. The FR920HE gas fire will provide 4.8kW.
BLADE : High Efficiency Gas Fire with Glass Front. This new wall mounted contemporary fireplace has been created with energy saving and style in mind. This is a modern and highly heat efficient fireplace. Installed in our Northern showroom, customers have been surprised by the heat generated by this beautiful gas fire. Choose from black satin or stainless finishes.
KOKOTO : A high efficiency, glass fronted fireplace with pebble basket has been created with energy saving and contemporary styling in mind. The fire has a large glamorous flame and is complemented by an 8 piece ceramic pebble set which sits on a bed of lava stones. The 3.1kw gas fire has an efficiency rating of 78% meaning that most of the heat generated is returned to the room, helping to reduce your energy bills.
FR600HE : High efficiency ribbon fire with glass front. This wall mounted contemporary fireplace has been created to help you save energy and keep a stylish aesthetic at the same time. With a modern ribbon burner that’s complemented by ceramic pebbles the 3.6kw gas fire has an efficiency rating of 83%, meaning most of the heat stays in the room.
The BAILEY high efficiency inset gas fire has been designed as a modern replacement for any existing inset gas fire currently installed in the UK. This inset gas fire is available to buy alone or you can buy a complete traditional fireplace package with surround, hearth, backing plate and fire. This modern inset gas fire has a class 1 efficiency rating of 72% and has been designed for installation into new build properties to meet stricter building regulations, and also as a replacement for any existing open flame inset gas fire where improved energy efficiency is required.
There are different installation types, starting with the cheapest cost:
CHIMNEY : These fires are used in conjunction with an existing chimney and are the most cost effective installation. They can also be used in a new build property using a flue liner and false chimney breast. These fires can provide up to 4Kw of heat, although it’s worth noting that due to the high efficiency in most homes, 4kw is comparable to adding two electric fires in the room. The biggest benefit of installing a high efficiency gas fire is the reduced running costs. Examples are shown below.
FLUE LINER : If the flue pipe can be routed vertically then this is a cost effective installation for a new build property that doesn’t have a brick chimney. The glass fronted gas fire is installed in a flue box and the flue liner runs off the box, around which a false chimney breast can be built.
BALANCED FLUE : These fires are for homes that don’t have a chimney and the flue route cannot go vertically. The pipes can be routed upwards, then horizontally and terminate on a side wall – a false chimney breast is then built around the appliance. There are various sizes available, with each size having a higher heat output up to a maximum of 12Kw. Balanced flue gas fires are best for large open plan properties which need heat rather than a visual effect.
POWER FLUE : Power flue gas fires are suitable for properties where a vertical flue cannot be used and the pipes can be routed in multiple directions, even under the floor. Power flue pipes are either 54mm or 80mm in diameter and can have a maximum length of 40m. They can also be used in the centre of a room as a freestanding gas fire. There are various sizes, and each size has a higher heat output up to a maximum of 12Kw.
Our glass fronted gas fires will save you money, here’s why:
EXISTING : 6.0kw open gas fire – running cost = 27p/hour & heat in the roomn is 1.5kw
NEW : 3.6kw FR600-HE gas fire – running cost = 16p/hour & heat in the room is 3kw.
That’s twice the heat for 60% of the cost – to get the same heat from an electric heater it would cost you 45p/hour.
“By installing a Blade HE Gas Fire in my home I reduced my gas bills by 46% (£170), January 13 to April 13” – Read how installing a modern, high efficiency gas fire can help reduce your overall heating bills too!
As part of our continued development of new energy saving and environmentally friendly ways of heating your home, we have now launched our own range of unique High Efficiency (HE) Glass Fronted Gas Fires. All of our HE gas fires can be installed in any existing chimney and require no additional room ventilation (room sealed). Fully compliant to new SAP regulations, and you can even install a shelf and TV above.
- “Trimless” High Efficiency Gas Fires:
- Wall Mounted High Efficiency Gas Fires:
- Traditional High Efficiency Gas Fireplaces:
- Read our guide to energy efficiency
To discuss saving energy and reducing your energy bills, call our sales department on 01325-301020 or use our contact form!