New leading-edge retrofittable gas fireplace

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24 April 2015
New leading-edge retrofittable gas fireplace
Escea AF700 high-output gas fireplace.

Dunedin-based gas fireplace designer and manufacturer have released a new retrofittable gas fireplace with 2x more visible flame than traditional products and which can be controlled by a smartphone app.

Escea's new gas fireplace enters a market category not yet explored by the company. The retrofit category is typically defined more by functionality than by design. Yet Escea didn’t see why it had to compromise on either aspect.

AF700 Lead Designer, Alex Hodge comments:

“A typical Australia and New Zealand home has limited space for a fireplace so we wanted to give the experience of a larger fire, while considering the space restrictions, by having the maximum amount of visible flame. The end result is a fire with twice as much visual impact as competitor products."

The AF700 gas log fire is a high output fireplace offering 5.6 kW of heat and has a 3.8 ENERGY STAR rating. It also comes with Escea's Smart Heat technology which allows you to operate your fireplace from anywhere, anytime. Turn on your fire & adjust the temperature settings all from your smartphone.

The fire’s carefully considered dimensions allow it to be easily fitted into masonry or brick chimney cavity. A need that has been influenced by replacing open fronted wood fireplaces built into the structural bones of many homes. These fireplaces have become redundant due to their inconvenient and messy nature. Additionally, reports have shown that indoor open fronted fireplaces are damaging to occupants’ health due to PM10 particles emitted.

With a range of gas fireplaces with high ENERGY STAR ratings, high kW output, and other features such as heat ducting, Escea knew they could create a fireplace to meet the market needs of retrofitting a fire into a tight-spaced chimney cavity.

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