Flueless Gas Fires offer a combination of convenience, efficiency and safety which flued fires can never equal.
How do flueless gas fires work?
Flueless gas fires have been in use in Britain since the 1990s and although the concept is relatively new in this country, fixed flueless gas fires have a long established history in Japan, the United States and Australia.
Most of the heat from an open flued gas fire or solid fuel fire goes straight up the chimney. By comparison 100% of the heat generated by a flueless gas fire goes to heating the room producing over 3 times more heat per kilowatt than the flued gas fire and over 12 times more heat than the decorative gas fire.
Fitting a flueless gas fire is an extremely simple and problem free operation provided it is carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer (the testing and gas rating of these fires is of paramount importance to DHS). If it is to go in an open chimney, then the flue must be blocked. Apart from that the fire just needs connecting and testing, and the air vent fitting. When fitting a flueless fire, it does not need to be sealed to the fireplace opening. Flueless gas fires do not have to be installed on an outside wall. As no flue is required, thousands of pounds can be saved by not building a new chimney or restoring a condemned one. Annual servicing for a flueless fire simply consists of cleaning the fire, checking the combustion, and checking for damaged components.