Inset gas fires are becoming more and more common every year. Many manufacturers make them, each with their own characteristics and features. The most common characteristic is whether or not the gas fire is open or glass fronted.
- Open fronted gas fires: Open fronted gas fires are usually more effective when they are on low or medium settings, and it is easier to get at the coals in an open fronted fire. There is also usually less maintenance .
- Glass fronted gas fires: Glass fronted gas fires are more effective at a high setting , as the glass warms up and radiates more heat. However glass fronted gas fires need more caution, as they do stay particulary hot for a period of time after turning off. Also, due to the way glass fronted gas fires work, they may need the glass taking off to have the glass cleaned occasionally, otherwise the gasses get burnt into the glass, leaving a white misty view on the glass and blocking the view of the flames.
For cleaning glass panels in glass fronted gas fires, companies such as Stovax or Tableau make a glass cleaner with instructions on how to use them on their containers. To remove the glass panel in a glass fronted gas fire, there are instructions in the fitters and users manual that comes with a gas fire.
Whether they are open fronted or glass fronted gas fires, they all have customization options such as different trims, frets, fronts and/or colours, each varying between manufacturers (Such as Gazco, Paragon, Global, Kinder, and Valor for example).
We have many different gas fires set up on display in store, with different trims, frets, fronts and colours to show, along with brochures on many different manufacturers and their products. On display we have about 200 fires and firplaces over 2 floors. Please come into store to have a look at the range we have on offer