Flueless Gas Fires FAQ’s
What is a flueless gas fire?
A flueless gas fire is a gas fire that can produce between 2kw and 3.5kw of heat depending on the model of fire chosen. It is not designed to replace a full central heating system i.e. to heat an entire house or supply hot water. It is for secondary heating only. The modern flueless gas fires can be hung on the wall just like a picture and be an elegant focal point.
Do these fires cause condensation?
A popular falsehood is that flueless gas appliances cause a great deal of condensation, as water vapour is one of the by-products of combustion. This is not the case. Most fires in a modern home are used as a secondary heat source in any case, as the major source is from central heating. Given normal ambient room temperatures, any water vapour or moisture is naturally dissipated by normal air movement. There will only ever be slight condensation on windows in cold rooms, especially where windows are only single glazed.
Do we need additional ventilation?
All flueless gas fires require a minimum room size and purpose provided ventilation which we supply and fit. All Flueless gas fires feature a flame failure safety device and oxygen depletion safety device. All flueless fires are designed to supplement central heating and should be used as a secondary heat source.
What does a Catalytic Converter do?
Flue less appliances have been around for some time and incorporate the latest in gas fire technology using a catalytic converter which the combustion gases pass through converting all harmful gases into carbon dioxide and water vapour. The result is an appliance, which is 100% efficient with low running costs.
Why are these fires deemed to be more Convenient?
Flueless and vent-free fires are popular with builders because of their low installation and maintenance costs when compared to conventional flued fires.
Installation costs of a conventional gas fire can run into several thousands of pounds, especially when you take into account the building or restoration of a chimney, or of lining an existing old chimney. Add to this the cost of building a fireplace and buying the fire itself. The flueless fire, on the other hand, often needs no more than a gas connection by a gas fitter, and a place to stand the unit - and that's all there is to it.
Further, annual servicing costs involve no more than cleaning, checking combustion levels and for wear and tear damage. It does not need to be disconnected and there is no chimney to sweep!
What does a flueless gas fire cost?
All prices are subject to survey, and the survey is free of charge so give us a call!