While researching alternatives to conventional fireplaces we discovered balanced flue gas fires. They don't require a chimney and are very efficient heating systems!
When my family and I recently moved home our new property didn’t have a chimney. While researching alternatives to conventional fireplaces we discovered balanced flue gas fires!
Conventional gas fireplaces require a chimney or flue but balanced flue gas fires can be flued directly through an outside wall or roof without the need for a chimney. Homeowners can now purchase and install designer, balanced flue gas fires so we had quite a selection to choose from. All balanced flue gas fires are glass fronted and are very efficient heating systems with efficiencies of up to 94%.
Balanced flue gas fires are not too expensive, depending on how designer you would like yours to be and in some cases how large.
The main attraction of balanced flue gas fires is that they don’t require a standard brick chimney. Of course, they also give off a feeling of warmth and comfort with an ever so real flame, which is ultimately what we are after when purchasing a gas fire for a home.
The good news for our family was that we could install a balanced flue gas fire in our new home with little fuss and all can now enjoy the warmth and ease of a real flame effect fire. How good is that!