USA: Gas Fireplaces: Gas Fireplace Manufacturers
ABOUT GAS FIREPLACES
Gas fireplaces are available as inserts or as complete fireplaces. In both cases artificial logs or coal produce a realistic flaming fire effect, but with the convenience of gas. For greater realism, some types of gas fireplace employ a 'dancing flame' effect, which rises and falls to imitate a real fire. Others allow remote control of the flame height, with as many as seven flame profile options.
Some models are essentially decorative. Others can provide worthwhile heat, particularly when combined with a fan. Gas fires may be placed within existing fireplaces with chimneys, or may be fitted against any outside wall, with a direct vent to the outside. They may operate with either natural or bottled propane gas.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials, and care and maintenance.
Brick-Anew. Brick-Anew, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a supplier of fireplaces and fireplace accessories including Fireplace Gas Logs. Fireplace gas logs are intended to provide the ambience and warmth of a wood-burning fire at the push of a button. Brick-Anew Fireplace Gas Log sets can be either vented or vent-free, depending on customer need and building codes in the area. The Fireplace Gas Log sets burn cleanly and safely, create an ambient glow, emit heat, and ignite at the touch of a button. Other sections of the Brick-Anew website cover: Electric Fireplaces, Fireplace Accessories, Fireplace Tools & Screens, Fireplace Mantels, Fireplace Doors, and Fireplace Paint.
Heat & Glo. Heat & Glo, based in Lakeville, Minnesota, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of fireplaces, including gas fire places. Founded by brothers Ron and Dan Shimek in 1975, it operated initially from Ron's garage. It now supplies a full range of gas, wood, and electric fireplaces, including direct vent gas fire places. Most Heat & Glo gas fire places are available with an energy saving IntellFire or intermittent pilot ignition system. This provides an ignition flam only when needed, and has a battery back up system to spark the ignition flame in the event of power cuts.
Fireplace Products International. Fireplace Products International, headquartered in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, is a leading manufacturer of stoves and fireplaces including gas fire places. These are supplied under the Regency, Excalibur, and Hampton brand names. The Liberty gas fire place is available in two sizes, giving a viewing area of 900 sq.in. or 676 sq.in. The Trinity Flame log fire effect uses three flames. Beginning in burning embers, the flame moves up through crackling logs into a free flame. Users can select from seven distinct flame profiles with the FireWizard remote control.
Kozy Heat. Kozy Heat, based in Lakefield, Minnesota, is a leading manufacturer of fireplaces including gas fire places. Kozy Heat gas fire places feature a 'dancing flame' effect, and detailed hand-painted logs, for greater realism. The Jackson XL Insert produces 36,000 BTH per hour. It has an automatic fan with variable speed control, and a variable heat output control allowing adjustment of the flame height and heat output. Complete gas fire places are available from 32 inches to 42 inches wide. Some Kozy Heat gas fireplaces are 'zero tolerance'. This means that zero inches are required between the fireplace and combustible materials.
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