New, modern fireplaces have evolved in line with the rapid development of technology. Quadra-Fire, an innovative home heater company, is leading the way in regards to cleaner, healthier and cheaper alternatives for your wood burning fireplace. Technology called Automatic Combustion Control is an advanced air control system that has three benefits for you:
Australian wood-heating, especially in South Australia, costs the average household almost $300 per tonne. This equates to a nasty figure of $18 per heating session. That’s a lot of money just to have a fireplace.
The innovators at Quadrafire agree. That’s why their units combine state of the art technology with quality products to provide efficient, long burning, high heat output fireplaces.
With the cost of wood on the rise, the Australian Government, through its Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria, has provided guidelines on how best to secure an efficient heating solution for your home or business.
Therefore, before you purchase your next fireplace, here are some key points from EPA Victoria for you to consider:
With the influx of rain and the freezing cold days, we’re definitely in the middle of the chilly season! Many people have used their wood burning fireplaces to help combat the cold and create a cosy atmosphere in their homes. However, many fireplace owners don’t realise that they are not using their fireplaces efficiently, and by following these tips below, they can get the most out of their fireplace this winter.
Your man cave is your sanctum, a place of fierce, manly independence that takes you back to the heady days of the hunt, the fire, and the open skies. It’s also a place where you just love to be comfortable in, sit back, and get some alone time after a long day at the office.
With winter fast approaching, it’s also a good idea to make sure you are comfortable when having some of that precious alone time, so why not give your man cave an upgrade with a fireplace?
Winter has definitely arrived, and nothing makes a cold day as bearable as the crackle of a fireplace. Enjoying the warmth of a fire during the cold season does have safety concerns that you have to be aware of, as an untended fire that gets out of control can pose a deadly hazard to you and your family, and wreak havoc on your home.
In just three minutes, a runaway fire can spread through a home, burning at temperatures as high as 800 degrees Celsius. This fact alone means you cannot ignore the dangers a fire poses, but by ensuring you adhere to some safety tips, you can enjoy your fireplace throughout the winter.
What appeals to you about having a slow combustion wood burning stove? Perhaps it’s the great heat output, long burn times or the low emissions? Regardless of your reasons for owning a slow combustion fire, it is imperative that you use the right firewood. Choosing the wrong firewood can affect the performance of the fireplace and your enjoyment of it. The wrong wood won’t burn properly, deprives you of warmth, and the flames will be weak.
How familiar are you with the terms used when discussing fireplaces? You probably know that the vent is the exhaust duct and the flue is the pipe allowing the smoke to move from your fireplace to your chimney. If you’ve been considering purchasing a Quadra-Fire wooden fireplace now that the temperatures are starting to drop, you might have heard about our Four-Point Burn System. What is this system and why is it so popular amongst Victorian homeowners?
A fireplace is so much more than something to keep a chilly room warm in winter. It is a functional accessory that has the ability to create an ambience in a room that draws people in, making them want to linger longer. If you are considering installing a wood burning fireplace insert in your living space as the weather starts getting cooler, consider the fact that not only is it a functional heater – it is also a fully-fledged winter accessory.
To ensure safe practices are met with and to regulate quality control, the Australian Standards authorities have set out a number of guidelines for homeowners to follow when purchasing and installing solid fuel heaters in the home. The Australian Standard AS/NZS 4013 provides essential information on the compliance criteria for solid fuel burning appliances for domestic use. If you’re deciding on whether to install a wood heater in your home, here is what you should know.