The fireplace is an ancient type of hearth. Its modern versions are becoming more and more popular every year. Currently, there are country gas fireplaces that create comfort, are easy to use, can be installed in any room and play the role of a decorative element in the interior.
Types, types, advantages
A fireplace in a home acts as a heater or decoration, but it can also be an addition to an existing heating system. The traditional types are gas heaters, equipped with a firebox and chimney, with a real flame.
Infrared gas fireplaces run on liquefied or natural gas, and special ceramic panels contribute to the radiation of heat. Such heaters are installed with a steel chimney led out into the street, with an insulating layer to prevent condensation. To connect the fireplace, it is better to invite a specialist and take the necessary permissions for this. Infrared gas street heaters are most often found on restaurant sites, in recreation areas. They decorate the territory and heat the surrounding space.
There are several types of fireplace installation
Floor standing is installed on a prepared, solid base with a chimney.
In houses where there are children, pets, it is better to hang a wall-mounted fireplace, on brackets, preferably with a closed camera, equipped with a hood. This type of installation does not require space redevelopment and is easy to install.
For built-in heaters, it is necessary to install a portal made of bricks or metal profiles with the obligatory removal of combustion products. For models operating on liquefied gas (from a cylinder), a certain, safe place is equipped.
Open areas, terraces, gazebos are equipped with street fireboxes, where installation of chimney ducts is not required.
Features of the
The efficiency of gas stoves and fireplaces depends on their design. To increase the heat transfer area, heat-resistant steel furnaces with a ribbed wall surface are used. In the lower part of the furnace, a gas burner is installed, with the provided automation elements. Sometimes it is covered with decorative coals or logs, creating the effect of burning wood. The top of the firebox is connected to the chimney. On the front side, usually, it is protected by heat-resistant glass, there is also a fireplace control, but there are also open models.
For safety in use, the automation of heaters provides for the presence of sensors for stopping the gas supply, traction control, and extinguishing the flame. Unlike wood-burning fireplaces, modern gas models are easily ignited without long-term heating, are controlled from the remote control, and can work independently without requiring constant monitoring.
Installed thermostats will cope with maintaining the temperature level and ensuring safety. Gas fireplaces save the owners in maintenance from cleaning ash and removing soot, and carbon dioxide and steam generated during the combustion process are discharged into the equipped chimney, thereby ensuring environmental safety.
Due to the mass of advantages and ease of use of gas fireplaces, in comparison with wood-burning ones, it makes them all the more in demand. Modern life complicates the installation of brick heaters and chimneys, which do not require low costs.A large selection of models combine the same structural elements and before buying a gas heater, you need to pay attention to its characteristics, understand their properties, taking into account operation and installation.
For heating, the indicator of thermal power, measured in kW, must correspond to the calculated volume of a well-insulated room. When choosing a firebox, pay attention to the material from which it is made. Cast iron is considered the most durable, since it is resistant to chemical reactions that occur during combustion.
A reliable option is a stainless steel firebox. An important parameter when purchasing is the gas consumption in the highest heating mode. Modern models of gas fireplaces are safe and easy to use thanks to automation and additional options: providing electric ignition without an open flame, automatic adjustment of the combustion mode when the temperature in the room changes, control of maintaining the flame and gas supply, remote control of the fireplace.
Also, we are trusted by popular manufacturing companies, time-tested, having experience in the heater market, with good user reviews. Companies such as Cheminees Diffusion (France), Gutbrod Keramik (Germany), Element4 (Holland) are distinguished by their exclusivity, functionality, durability, economy, high level of automation, affordable prices for their products, which will always be a worthy decoration of an apartment, country house or summer cottage.