Escea has released a new optional extra for our DS and DX Series fireplaces – Low Reflection Glass (LRG). This feature adds an anti-reflective coating to the glass, for optimal flame viewing.
Some of you may be thinking, but glass is glass, will less reflection really make that much difference to the look of my fireplace? But those of you who have seen normal glass side by side with LRG will understand the difference – low reflection glass is nearly invisible.
If you were to present art in a gallery, for example, low reflection glass would be the obvious choice. At Escea we believe a fireplace is a work of art in itself and the more clarity, the better.
Benefits of glass fronted, appeal of open fronted
When it comes to fireplaces, the flames are undoubtedly the star of the show, so we understand the appeal of open fronted fireplaces. With LRG the look is as close to an open fronted fireplace as you will get with glass. And you still get the efficiency and safety of a glass fronted one.
Why is glass fronted better?
It’s all about the use and movement of the air. In an open fireplace, the air is used as an ignition source and recirculated around the room, but that same air that has just been warmed will also be lost through the fireplace box and up out the flue. It requires replacement air from outside to maintain airflow, so while trying to make the room warmer, it uses energy trying to keep up with the air needed to do this.
On the other hand, glass fronted fireplaces such as Escea’s indoor gas fireplace range, provide completely sealed units. No “replacement” air is needed because the combustion air and room air do not mix. Escea fireplaces are more efficient because they draw the room air into the heat exchangers and heat that air before returning it to the room, toasty warm and dry.
Learn more about the difference between open fronted and glass fronted fireplace technology here.
Low Reflection Glass is currently only available in New Zealand.