Tuesday 3 August 2010

What Do I Need To Consider Before Buying A Gas Fire?

With Autumn rapidly approaching, the season for buying a fire is nearly upon us. This leads to the question that is almost certainly on everyone's lips before shelling out on what could be an expensive fire:

What Do I Need To Consider Before Buying A Gas Fire?

The first and arguably the most important step would be to find a qualified Gas Safe Registered engineer and arrange to have a survey done of the property. The gas fitter would then be able to advise as to which types of fires are suitable and as to whether any additional ventilation would be required in the room as well as any specialist requires that may arise.

The second thing, after the gas engineer has been to visit, would be to consider the style of fire, inset, hole-in-the-wall, glass-fronted or stove and this coupled with the information provided by your gas engineer will allow you to make an informed decision.

This then leads to the most obvious and lasting decision, appearance. A gas fire, depending on the manufacturer and model can be quite expensive so a bad decision can have lasting effects, while a well thought out decision can become the feature and focal point of any living room for many years to come.

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