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June 16th, 2016
Escea Technology Explained – in Layman’s Terms.

Direct Vent Flue technology, Zero Clearance rating, Multiroom Heat Ducting…it all sounds great but what on earth does it actually mean?

Read on to find out what these technical terms mean (spelt out in layman’s terms). More importantly, find out what the advantages are for you and your home.

Escea DL1100 gas fireplace

 

TECHNICAL TERM: Direct Vent Flue.

IN LAYMAN’S TERMS: Modern, more innovative alternative to a chimney.

WHAT IT DOES

> Separates the flu (chimney) system to the heating system.

> Takes the air from outside of the house and puts it into the fire through one sealed vent.

> Takes the exhausted air and expels it outside the house through a second sealed vent.

BENEFITS TO YOU

> Heats you, not the flue.

> Achieves up to 90% efficiency rating (compared to 45% for an open-fronted fireplace).

 

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TECHNICAL TERM : Powered Direct Vent.

IN LAYMAN’S TERMS: A fan in the flue that pushes the air in the direction you want.

WHAT IT DOES

Uses an externally mounted fan unit controlled by the fireplace that brings air in one flue and pushes it out another. The key is the fan which controls the flow of air, so the flue can be installed horizontally in the floor or vertically in the ceiling.

BENEFITS TO YOU

> Design freedom – you’re not restricted by the need for a wall to install a fireplace.

> Efficiency – the benefits of the direct vent flue technology (as above).

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TECHNICAL TERM : Multiroom Heat Ducting.

IN LAYMAN’S TERMS: Send your fireplace heat to other rooms in your home.

WHAT IT DOES

Distributes heat evenly through ducts which run through the ceiling or floor and push heat out through vents in the wall.

BENEFITS TO YOU

> Heat your home more efficiently.

> Spread the warmth evenly around your home.

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TECHNICAL TERM: Zero clearance rating.

IN LAYMAN’S TERMS: Your fireplace can be close to combustible materials such as timber.

WHAT IT MEANS

>Fireproof materials are a thing of the past – you no longer have to spend money of expensive fire-rated structures.

> The wall linings can be fixed directly to the fire metalwork, allowing the glass front to be on the same plane as the lining and become ‘one with the wall.’

BENEFITS TO YOU

Even more design freedom – the fireplace can sleekly fit within a stone wall (or whatever material you fancy). You can even position a TV right above it.

DX1000 gas fireplace with a TV above

 

One thought on “Escea Technology Explained – in Layman’s Terms.

  1. Amazing to know Direct Vent Flue technology and its design flexibility. I am definitely going to add this technology in my home. Thanks for sharing this post.

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