The advent of technology has had a significant impact on daily life. It has allowed the visionaries and the driven to explore the bounds of imagination and creativity. We are all benefitting from tech advancements, and fireplaces have not been left behind.
Home heating technologies are also rapidly evolving, thus emphasising the wonderful dichotomy of the rustic, wood-burning fireplace fitted with bits of modernity. This shift has availed homeowners of a wide range of fireplace models that utilise every kind of energy source available with an impressive amount of technological conveniences added. This trend is reflected in showrooms today.
The guide below will give you an idea of some of the features that genuinely make gas fireplaces the home heating solution of choice.
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Greensmart® 2 Technology
The Greensmart® 2 system is your answer to energy conservation. It was developed to meet the increasing demand for more energy-efficient fireplaces and the need for everyone to be more conscientious of how we utilise energy.
Greeensmart® 2 technology is a series of components installed in many modern gas fireplaces. They include Smart Thermostat Mode, GS2 Smart Control, Remote Blower Operation, Comfort Control and Accent Lighting. These individual elements work together to form an innovative, green heating system.
Natural Draft Direct Vent Technology
This term describes a venting process that draws fresh outside air directly into the fireplace then vents the exhaust gases back to the home’s exterior. The system is a closed one. Furthermore, it is designed to operate naturally and without affecting the room’s air quality. As a bonus, since the process requires no external power, this technology makes the heaters quieter.
Like Greensmart® 2, many gas fireplaces are fitted with Natural Draft Direct Vent Technology
‘Clear Fire Safety Screen’
Gas fireplaces now include a clear mesh safety screen fitted as standard. It is made of a strong material that maintains its integrity even as it forms a screen so fine it hardly detracts from the view of the fireplace. In addition, to maintain safety standards, there is a 25mm gap between the ceramic glass fronting and the Clear Fire Safety Screen.
These are the panels that make up the side and rear of a firebox. Their primary function is to enhance the flame’s appearance.
Fireback liners allow you to customise your fireplace’s appearance based on your style and tastes. Therefore, to facilitate that, there is a range of options from which you can select, including black glass or a stucco finish. Check what liner options are available with your desired model before deciding on one.
CoolSmart Wall System
Cool Smart Wall technology resolves the dilemma of where to mount your art or a TV when the fireplace takes up a significant portion of the available wall space.
This system works by directing convective heat away from the fireplace and to the top – through the CoolSmart Wall Front Facing Kit- or the side (using the Side Vent Kit option). This way, you can confidently install your TV above the fireplace without worrying about heat damage. You don’t even need a mantle to do so!
Linear Model Multi-Media Options
You don’t have to settle for the common now that heating manufacturers offer numerous multi-media options to go with your linear fireplace. So you can choose from the traditional log to the modern glass or rock embers.
It is clear from the above list that there are cutting edge fireplace technologies around to create heaters that are a cut above the rest. Therefore, you cannot afford to miss out on making a trip to your nearest showroom to pick one for yourself as soon as possible.