Time Passes by its own direction.Once upon a time our forefathers used to heat their home with wood fire places.Then stoves were invented.Again after that pellet were used as fuel.the invention of gas and gel fireplaces and stoves has left behind all other inventions.All other conventional wood fireplaces were only black coloured but now we get different decorative and designed stoves with gas or gel type fuel.The description of these fireplaces and stoves are described below:

Gas fire places and stoves:

Gas fireplaces and stoves add an attractive and clean heating and decorative option. Gas fireplaces and stoves create less pollution and are cleaner to operate than wood. Before starting your project, choose the type of fireplace or stove you want - either vent free, direct vent or insert. Gas stoves and gas fireplaces are easy to install in new construction, or in remodeling jobs. Ease of installation, improved efficiency and clean burning has made gas fireplaces and stoves a popular choice.

Easy Installation

The days of a tall chimney through the roof for a fireplace or stove are gone with the newer models. There are several options to choose. Some models are vent free, meaning that no chimney or vent needs to be cut into a wall or ceiling.

Vent free fireplaces and stoves have several advantages and disadvantages that a homeowner should weigh before purchase. Vent free fireplaces and stoves completely burn gas and release water vapor and carbon dioxide. All of the heat of the fire is released into the room, resulting in very high efficiency of heating. There is no chimney for heat to escape. While manufacturers may claim that this option is very safe, some building codes may have fresh air requirements that may cancel out the efficiency boost the vent free models possess.

Direct vent or sealed combustion fireplaces or stoves are growing in popularity for both retrofits and new installations. In this model, a hole is cut through the wall to allow a double walled pipe to pass through. Air for burning the fuel is drawn from outside and exhaust fumes are vented to the outside. This type of fireplace does not take air from the room for combustion, greatly improving the efficiency of the fireplace or stove as a heat source. Also, as burned gasses are vented to the outside, many building codes are more lenient on fresh air requirements for rooms with this type of heat source.

Inserts are an inexpensive option that is also easy to install. Some models are designed to fit into a brick hearth, converting a wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace. Inserts are also designed for wood framed surrounds and mantles, avoiding the weight of brick and mortar.

Improved Efficiency

Energy is increasing in price. Stoves and fireplaces have also increased in efficiency. Most gas fireplaces and stoves are more efficient than wood open-hearth fires. Gas stoves and fireplaces that are direct vent or vent free have efficiencies in the 80 to 90 percent range.

Clean Burning

Some communities, in response to the winter haze caused by wood burning fireplace smoke, have mandated the use of alternative fireplace or stove fuels. Natural gas or propane produces water vapor and carbon dioxide when they are properly tuned. They do not produce soot, creosote, or ash pollution. Starting a fire is as easy as pushing a button on a remote on some models, rather than carrying in split wood. Gas flames do not produce soot, creosote, or ash.

Gas fireplaces and stoves offer an easy to install and attractive option for home remodels and new home construction.

Gel fire stoves:

The newest option in fireplace and stove design is gel fuel. Gel fuel is the same fuel that is used to heat buffet trays. These fireplaces are vent free, easy to install, easy to move and do not require venting. They are also portable and could be used where natural gas or propane is not available. Gel fireplaces and stoves also have the option of hearing a pop and snap mimicking a real fire with specially designed features that create a wood burning fire sound when heated.
Easy to Install

Vent free gel fireplaces are easy to assemble and install. Most fireplaces are fully assembled or take less than an hour to be ready for the first fire. Because they are usually vent free, no chimney or vent needs to be cut into the wall, making gel fireplaces perfect for temporary applications. The fireplaces require zero clearance and no special fireproof walls or floors. No special skills are required for assembling fireplaces. If you want the look of a stove, pre-assembled gel stoves have a realistic look and a wide choice of colors. Follow the instructions included with the stove for any clearance requirements from furniture or flammable fabrics or walls.

Easy to move

The fireplaces require zero clearance and no special fireproof walls or floors. If you change your mind about your decorating options, the fireplace is movable to another free wall. Because there are no chimneys, vents or pipes, moving the fireplace or stove is as easy as moving a bookshelf. No pipes or vents are needed. Gel stoves also are movable with the same ease as gel fireplaces. If you change addresses, the gel fireplace is easy to pack and move from one location to another.

No Venting

Because gel fireplaces and stoves are clean burning and produce no odor, they do not require chimneys or vents. Also, because they use a gel canister, they are perfect for occasional use. Because gel flames are not permanently installed, the need for room venting is potentially less than with gas vent free options. Check with your local codes, or building restrictions before purchasing.

Gel fuel fireplaces give the look and feel of a real fire, because a real flame is used. In addition, gel fireplaces and stoves produce extra heat for those times a room needs extra heat. Stoves powered by gel fuel also add an attractive option for designing a centerpiece for a library, bedroom or office. The main disadvantage of gel fuel is in cost. Because gel fuel is not as widely used, finding stores that carry gel may require a little additional research. Gel fireplaces and stoves do not require natural gas or propane. No plumbing connections are needed, simplifying installation. A gel fuel fireplace or stove is perfect for the occasional fire, making the added expense of the fuel to be less of a challenge. If you plan on using your fireplace or stove more frequently, you may want to consider other options for fuel.


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