A traditional open fireplace undoubtedly adds character and a welcoming ambience to any room. Unfortunately, with today’s modern lifestyle and the demands of a career and family life, the tedious chore of maintaining your once beautiful fireplace often gets put on the back burner. Inset gas fires are the perfect alternative; allowing you to keep your original fireplace, and creating a hassle free haven for the family to enjoy.
An Inset Gas Fire can completely transform your living space. Fitted into the existing traditional fireplace, inset gas fires are a beautiful and efficient heat source. A well designed fireplace inset doesn’t suffer from the typical heat loss problems standard fireplaces habitually do, and the heat output is consistent and controllable.
Inset gas fires are available in 2 main types; flueless gas or convector gas, offered as glass fronted or open effect. Each has their own particular features, but both have the same advantages over a traditional system. They are a lot easier to simply switch on, rather than drag in firewood or coal from where it is stored. Depending on the area you live, gas can cost as little as 25% of the price of buying firewood, and 92%-99% of potential heat is converted into usable heat; an inset gas fire can save you a considerable amount of money when compared to the cost of using a traditional fireplace.
Older inset gas fires more often than not resembled a rack of unappealing blue flames which burned behind a set of artificial logs. Today however, gas fireplaces can be adjusted by remote control and their orange yellow flames flicker exactly as a natural fire does. The natural look logs complete the look with a satisfying glow of embers.