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May 3rd, 2016
Ask an Architectural Advisor: do gas fires actually heat?

AA Richard Miller

AA Richard Miller

Richard: It’s funny because this is probably the question we most often get asked!

Which is fair enough, considering a lot of people’s experience of a gas fire is of the open fronted variety.  These types of fires use room air to burn so they bring more cold air into the room via the “makeup air” vent.

The room gets colder before it gets warmer.  Then the fire heats the air but wants the warm air back for more combustion. Nuts!

Escea gas fireplaces have evolved to bring consumers a more efficient and environmentally conscious system with our  closed glass fireplaces. Because they have a sealed combustion chamber there is no need for “makeup” air.  The combustion air and the room air do not mix. Escea fires draw the room air into the heat exchangers and heat that air before returning it to the room, toasty warm and dry.

As an example of how efficient this is, a DX1500 or a DL1100 delivers 10.4kW of heat to the room. That’s as much as a big log burner. And it heats the room very fast at 90-95% efficiency.  The best gas fire money can buy.

The video below explains how Direct Vent Technology works:

Architectural Advisor (AA) Richard Miller is here to answer your questions. Email [email protected] if you have something you want to ask.

2 thoughts on “Ask an Architectural Advisor: do gas fires actually heat?

  1. Do you use more gas by leaving the escea heater on low overnight or turning off and than starting up again in the morning.

  2. Hi Betty, you are better to turn the fire off and then turn on when you need it. Escea gas fires heat a room so quickly that there is no need to leave on low and that would be wasting energy with no one in the room to use it.

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