Archive for April, 2012
Gas fires are the modern fire-places. In the houses constructed in the olden days, there used to be an enclosure connected to a chimney on the roof top. The enclosure was used for burning pieces of wood and charcoal. The fumes produced on combustion escaped through the chimney, while the heat liberated from the combustion was used up for warming the room. This was the situation in the good olden days. These days, the fire places have almost vanished. Due to scarcity of wood and charcoal and environmental hazards, fire-places are no longer preferred. Even though some amount of wood is available in the forest, there are many restrictions imposed by the government for cutting the wood. The available sources of energy these days are the petroleum and the gas.
A gas fire is a modified fire place that uses gas instead of wood and charcoal. The entire setup of the gas fire is similar to the fireplace. There are many designs available in the market. Some resemble the fire places of the olden days with long chimneys, while some do not have any chimneys. There are different mechanisms for draining the smoke produced in these gas fires. The things which should be done and should not be done while purchasing a gas fire are:
1. Purchase a fuel efficient gas fire. The gas fire should be able to generate more heat with lesser gas consumption.
2. Purchase a gas fire in which the facilities to load or supply the gas and remove the smoke produced is easy.
3. Safety is of prime importance. The success of the gas fires manufactured by a particular firm must once be thoroughly reviewed. Information may be gathered from the people who are already using the gas fire of a particular firm.
4. Purchase a gas fire that looks stylish and fits into the space available in the house.
5. The gas fire must have a good design which is easy to clean.
6. A good quality gas fire should be purchased. The gas fire should be thoroughly checked for any flaws which may waste the gas by leakage. The gas fire should also be durable and last longer.
7. Bespoke gas fires may be useful in getting a gas fire of a design and measurement of our choice within our budget. It is better to find out whether any such facilities are available in the area.
8. Purchase a gas fire from a company only if the company has been approved and given permission by the government.
9. Finally we should go for a gas fire that meets all our requirements and is also available at a low price.
1. Do not purchase a gas fire of iron or steel, as the heat produced may get wasted because of absorption by the material of the gas fire. Gas fires made of stone are also available which are safer.
2. Do not purchase a gas fire that may consume more gas but produce less heat.
3. Do not purchase a gas fire made of a material which may melt on prolonged usage.
4. Do not produce a gas fire of a particular company if there have been many fire accidents from the products of that company though it has permission from the government.
These are the important do’s and dont’s for gas fires. Make sure to keep these in mind when shopping for your next gas fire.