Monday, 21 October 2013

Flueless Gas Fires

Due to the strict set of regulations set out for fires sold within the EU there are only a few fireplace manufacturers that produce Flueless Gas Fires in Europe. Most modern fires give off very low emissions (3ppm) CO measured during the CE test. This is diluted by oxygen vented into the room by the fires air vent.

The ODS pilot system on Flueless Gas Fires monitor the oxygen levels within the room. If for any reason the CO levels are too high the ODS will turn off the fire. This happens usually long before CO levels reach 800ppm and higher which is considered dangerous. Typically most of the CO monitors on Flueless Gas Fires shut down between 36ppm to 99ppm. This ensures that your Flueless Gas Fire shuts down prior to the CO alarm going off.

What do you need?

  1. Air Vent – supplying enough fresh air (typically 100cm2). This must be confirmed by the manufacturer. If the vent does not let in the correct supply of oxygen the CO levels will appear too high and the fire will shut down automatically.
  2. A Window – Flueless Gas Fires do not have a thermostat a window can be opened if the room becomes too warm to reduce the temperature in the room.
  3. The Correct Gas Supply - the pressure needs to be maintained at the manufacturers specified level for the fire to function correctly.

    For further advice on purchasing a Flueless Gas Fire please visit the Fireplace Specialists.

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