If you are tempted to get a modern, stylish fireplace in your house, but don’t have the arrangement or scope to build a chimney, you can try the balanced flue fireplace. It not only adds to the charm of your house but also provides you efficient heat to be warm and cozy in your home on those bitter cold nights.
The balanced flue fireplace uses the glass fronted balanced flue gas fire and has various advantages over the conventional chimney fireplace. It does not require a chimney for installation but if you have a chimney in your house, the flue of the fireplace can be installed in the chimney. They are available in different shapes, sizes and designs
Types of balanced flue fireplaces :
- Letterbox model
- Portrait model
- Landscape model
- Hang on the wall type
- Hole in the wall type
- See trough tunnel fire
The beauty of the flue fireplaces can be enhanced by using custom made outer frames and stone fire surrounds. To make it look more real and authentic ( since the fire is behind the glass and can look virtual and dull) the models of flue gas fireplaces are available with authentic log display effects, natural looking pebbles, stones and twigs.
Options in interior of the flue gas fireplaces :
- Matt finish
- Glossy black finish
- Natural stone look
- Classic brick look
- Mirrored Cera glass
There are lots of instances where the carbon monoxide, emitted by the conventional fires in a house led to suffocating and carbon monoxide poisoning. It is not advisable to use fire inside the room without any proper ventilation. Having a chimney was a must in the olden days. A trend which is almost extinct in the present times. One hardly builds a chimney in the house now. But that doesn’t mean that the craze of fireplaces is over. There is something distinctly warm and romantic about fireplaces. The balanced flue fireplace provides a good alternative to the fireplace lovers who don’t have a chimney in their house.
It is glass fronted, ensuring proper oxygen levels in the room and that you don’t breathe in harmful effluents.
You can choose from a wide range of designs in flue fireplaces and select the one best suited for your place. While choosing a flue fireplace you should keep in mind the following things :
- Model and size
- Heat input and efficiency ratings
- Cost of installation
While the flue fires are very safe, you still need to take a few precautions with them, for example, it is generally advised not to place your plasma TV set directly above the fireplace.
Highly efficient, attractive in looks and safe to use, the flue fireplaces are truly the fireplace for modern lifestyle.