Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Integra High Efficiency Options

Cast-Iron fires may look attractive, but if ou burn solid fuel or gas inside a traditional grate, the fire could be as little as 25% efficient. In other words 75% of the heat you are paying to produce is going up the chimney. A little disappointing considering these stunning fireplaces aren't the cheapest.

So how about a range of unique cast-iron fireplaces, similar to others in the market, but specifically designed and manufacturerd to integrate with some of the most efficient gas, solid fuel and electric fires on the market today? These unique fireplaces form part of the Integra Collection from Cast Tec.

The benefits of the Integra range include high-outputs, high-efficiency, easy installation and may not even require ventilation. This combined with an Integra option to suit almost any flue application. Have a look at the table below and you can see that where a standard Cast iron fire could be only 25% efficient, with an Intergra Cast Iron insert or combination the minimum efficiency is 55%, more than double that of the competition.


Gas Integra Options  (open fires unless stated)
Flue Type
Integra Engine
Input
Output
Efficiency
Precast & Class 2
Slimline Multiflue
5.5kW
3.0kW
55%
Traditional
HO (High Output)
6.9kW
4.0kW
60%
Traditional
Convector Plus
6.9kW
4.6kW
70%
Traditional (Glass Front)
HE (High Efficiency)
4.6kW
3.8kW
80%
No Chimney
Fan Flue
5.5kW
3.0kW
55%
No Chimney (Glass Front)
Balanced Flue
4.5kW
3.9kW
86%


But what about solid fuel? The Solid Fuel Integra is a glass fronted inset stove which slots into a choice of cast-iron fireplace producing an output of up to 5kW and an efficiency of up to 70%.
The electric Integra is an electric fire engine which slots into a choice of cast-iron firepalce which will fit against any flat wall (using a 76mm rebated mantel)


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