What does Convection Heating mean?

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This describes the transfer of heat by heating, then moving a substance. Simply put, the heat from our fireplaces is distributed via convection.

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What is conduction heat?

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This is the transfer of heat through a body or substance. All of our fireplaces conduct heat to the air as it comes into contact with the hot glass and firebox surface.

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What is radiant heat?

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Radiant heat is transmitted from a heat source via rays just like rays of sunlight. These rays pass through the air without heating it since only solid objects can absorb the heat they transmit.

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How much fuel do fireplaces consume and how much do they cost to operate?

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This is easily calculated provided that you have the local price of the fuel to be used. 1 cubic foot of natural gas will produce *1000BTU per hour

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What is AFUE?

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This figure represents a more realistic measurement of useable heat as it applies real-life influences to the efficiency of the fireplace.

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What is “Maximum steady state efficiency”?

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This figure represents in percentage, the absolute best amount of useable heat the fireplace can produce. Maximum steady state efficiency is determined by specific test conditions…

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What are BTU’s?

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BTU’s (British Thermal Units) are a standard of measurement which represent the heat value of any type of energy used to create heat.

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Do I need a chimney to vent a fireplace?

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All of our wood stoves and fireplaces require a chimney, either a masonry or A vent stainless steel chimney and in the case of our oil stoves, L vent is also acceptable.

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