Frequently Asked Questions
Here are so of the most popular questions our customers ask when in our fireplace showroom, so we thought we would share these questions with you on our website.
Fireplaces Liverpool always recommend that if you have any fire or fireplace questions, we would encourage you to speak to a member of our highly skilled team via email or a phone call to our showroom.
With every Fire Or Stove that we sell, you will be asked what type of Chimney Flue type you have, so here are the 5 Chimney Flue types :-
- Class 1
- Conventional Brick Chimney Stack. Chimneys are easily recognisable as you will have a traditional chimney stack with a gas or pot terminal on the roof or running up the side of your house to the roof. These are quite common on homes built up until the 1960s but not on modern houses.
- Class 2
- Usually recognisable by a steel pipe rather than a chimney stack. Used in either an older house, where the existing chimney has been lined by a proprietary steel flue, or a newer house with a steel flue built-in. This chimney type can be identified by a 5” (130 mm) diameter flue and a steel flue terminal.
- Pre Cast Flue
- A rectangle shaped ridge tile along the top of your roof ridge. Modern houses, built later than 1960, often have a pre-cast concrete chimney system, which is identifiable by a rectangular box section flue and a terminal. Pre-cast flues can only be used with specific gas fires and you cannot install a solid fuel fire or stove.
- No Chimney
- ALL IS NOT LOST. Modern houses are often built with no chimney. This means that you can only use a modern decorative electric fire with up to 2kW heat output, a gas powerflue fire, or a flueless gas stove. or even a balanced flue fire/stove as long as its an external wall.
If you’re looking for a way to keep your home warm and cosy during the winter months then a wood burning stove might be just what you need! Here are just a few reasons why it might be the right time for you to invest in a log burner.
- Cost-effective Heating Solution
- One of the biggest benefits of a wood burning stove is that it can be a cost-effective heating solution. While the initial investment may be higher than other heating options, such as electric or gas fires, the ongoing cost of fuel is much lower. Wood is a renewable resource and can often be sourced locally, making it a more sustainable and affordable option in the long run. The running cost of a log burner is around a third of the price of an electric heating system and around 13% less than gas central heating.
- Provides Backup Heat During Power Outages.
- A significant advantage of installing a wood-burning stove in your home is that it can provide backup heat during power outages. Unlike electric or gas heating systems, a wood-burning stove doesn't function on electricity or gas. As long as you have a supply of firewood, you can keep your home warm and comfortable even if the power goes out.
- Adds Aesthetic Appeal to Your Home
- In addition to providing warmth and backup heat, a wood-burning stove can add ambience and aesthetic appeal to your home. There's something cosy and inviting about the crackling sound of a wood fire and the sight of the dancing flames can be mesmerising. Many wood burning stoves come in a variety of styles and designs, so you can choose one that complements your home's decor. Whether you're looking for a rustic, traditional look or a sleek, modern design, there's a wood burning stove out there that will fit your style and colour palette.
If you’re considering creating a media wall fireplace in your home using an electric fire, this guide should provide you with some ideal electric fire options. Media walls incorporate stunning built-in electric fires and are fast becoming one of the most popular interior design trends.
- How Wide Should a Media Wall Fire Be ?
- When creating a media wall using an electric fire a huge consideration is how wide the fire will need to be. You’ll want to buy an electric fire that is proportionate to the size of the room and if you’re fitting the fire beneath a television a big consideration is whether you’d like the fire to be the same width or slightly larger than your TV.
- Are There Extra Features to Consider ?
- Lots of fires can be operated by more than just a remote handset, would you like your fire to be Alexa or Google Home compatible? Some built-in electric fires incorporate a sound element, allowing you to enjoy the relaxing sounds of crackling logs as well as the flickering firelight. Also, some electric fires offer LED mood lights that can sit around the fire or within the media wall, these kits add the finishing detail to help create a super stylish end result.
- What are your Best selling Tv Feature Wall Fires.
- There are plenty of options when it comes to creating a media wall so if you’ve not quite found the fire for you don’t give up hope!
- Click here to see our range of TV Feature Wall fires.
- All is not lost !!
- Modern houses are often built with no chimney. This means that you can only use a modern decorative electric fire with up to 2kW heat output, a gas powerflue fire, or a flueless gas stove.
or even a balanced flue fire/stove as long as its an external wall.
Get in touch with a member of our team today and they will give you all the advice and help you require.