Due to high heating costs of systems using oil or gas, increasing number of various types of fireplaces, including hot-air fireplaces, are being installed in the recent years.
This type of fireplace can easily be upgraded with ductwork which enables the heat to be distributed to other rooms and floors. If hot air is distributed to floors above the fireplace, thermal physics makes sure there is no need for fans; all other scenarios, however, require a fireplace equipped with a fan, which is used to suck colder air from the room into the fireplace, from where it is distributed (after being heated) to the ductwork. When installing fireplaces equipped with fans, it is necessary to comply with the instructions of the manufacturer regarding electrical installations.
We shouldn’t forget regulation flaps, which should also be installed in order to control the amount of hot air distributed to individual rooms. They are especially crucial in fanless systems. Thermal resistance of the materials used is also of the utmost importance, as temperatures can reach up to 120 degrees C.
Since every fireplace needs a smoke removal system, our company also installs connections between your fireplace and the chimney. These connections are made of high-quality stainless materials manufactured by our trusted partners.
Since oxygen is consumed during the burning process, each fireplace requires a constant supply of fresh air.
We recommend that you purchase a fireplace with pre-installed fresh-air fittings. Some Slovenian suppliers discard the risk of CO poisoning and sell fireplaces without adequate fresh-air supply. It is important to bear in mind that modern furniture makes it impossible to equalize negative pressure which is created when oxygen is consumed during the burning process.
Rules regarding combustion installations are in the process of being drafted, and they will include regulations regarding fresh air supply. We will keep you up-to-date regarding the status of these rules.