Conventional or Balanced Flue?
Q: What is the difference between conventional flue and
balanced flue fires?
A: Conventional chimneys rely
on the natural circulation of heated air to expel the products of
combustion up your chimney and can work with either open or
Balanced flues work in conjunction with
glass-fronted fires only. Here the appliance is sealed from the
room in which it is installed and a twin-wall pipe vents directly
outdoors. Air for combustion is drawn in through the outer
pipe whilst the inner pipe removes the combustion gases to the
exterior of your property.
Depending upon the fire selected, the
twin-walled pipe may exit horizontally through an external wall or
vertically through the roof.
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