Radiant fires produce both radiant and convected heat. They feature ceramic radiant plaques instead of a coal or pebble fuel effect. The ceramic radiant plaques generate radiant heat which is emitted directly into the room. Convected heat is produced by cool air drawn into the base of the fire, through the heat exchanger and then emitted as warm air though the gap at the top of the heater.
Balanced flue fires
These fires are designed for those who want all the benefits of a gas fire but don’t have a built in chimney in their home. A balanced flue fire comes with its own flue terminal which is vented directly through an outside wall. They are glass fronted, completely room sealed appliances. The radiant heat generated from the fuel-bed combines with convected heat, which is produced by cool air drawn into the base of the fire through the heat exchanger and then emitted as warm air though the gap above the canopy, making balanced flues one of the most efficient types of gas fires available.