Month: November 2015

Fireplace Appliances Galway

What wins so much appreciation for EcoGrate as the best fireplace appliance?

So much to talk about EcoGrate and its functionality! We know that there are issues with open fireplaces regarding poor heat from them and the majority of the heat going up the chimney . Basically, the open fires burns so much solid the fuel and produces minimal heat while on the contrary; an EcoGrate installed into the fireplace burns half the amount fuel and produces up to four times better radiated and convected heat. Let’s take a tour to what is EcoGrate and how it works.

What is EcoGrate?

This is a miraculous invention by Celtic Product Development Ltd. The excellent construction of the product which is made of quality cast iron absorbs the heat from the fuel you are burning and emits two types of heat, radiated and convected making your open fire so much more efficient. In a normal fireplace, the cold air from the room is naturally drawn towards the fire and unfortunately, takes most of the heat (around 80%) up the chimney and is lost ultimately. Resulting in very poor heat emission from the open fire and an equally poor percentage of solid fuel is utilized efficiently. But when you have an EcoGrate installed in your fireplace, it purposefully draws the cold air in and it then travels through the cast iron manifold and gets super heated from the fuel that is burning and as a result of which, 6-8 times hotter air is emitted evenly into the room. So, you enjoy real warmth from the open fire and you no longer have to sit right beside the fire to feel the heat.

EcoGrate is an eco-friendly fireplace appliance available at Galway

Let’s now talk about its Technical Specifications

In order to improve the heat emission from the open fire, various fireplace appliances are used some of which are stoves, electric/gas fires etc. but most of those are quite costly to maintain mainly in the winter when temperatures drop significantly. There are sacrifices you will have to make! Your open fire will be no more and you may not save as much money or get as much heat as you think!  Now, you don’t need to use any of those because the EcoGrate is so efficient and gives out a minimum heat output of 4.85 kW whilst halving your solid fuel costs. One of the main benefits with the EcoGrate is that there is no alteration to your existing fireplace and no expensive flue liners to be fitted. CPD Ltd. have designed the EcoGrate so it will fit into any standard 16″ or larger fireplace and it doesn’t affect any type of fireplace surround. And what entices people most is that they don’t need to spend anything for the installation. It’s easy, simple and most importantly, can be done without anyone’s help. Having so many qualities in one product is simply superb and with EcoGrate, it’s fact.

The EcoGrate has a three year warranty on the grate itself – and if you manage to burn it out in the three years they will actually give you a reward! it is made from a high nickle content and designed not to burn out like ordinary grates do and there is a five year warranty on the complete unit. The EcoGrate also comes with it’s own ash pan which is very convenient when removing the ashes. On account of having so much qualities and the brilliant heat from the EcoGrate, the product won the prestigious “Hearth & Home Show” award as Alternative Fuel Appliance of the Year 2013 and many other awards as well.

The qualities that drive increased acclamations for award winning EcoGrate

The fireplace is usually the most focal point in the sitting room and while lovely to look at, when the weather gets cold in the winter most people realise exactly how inefficient their open fireplace really is! Sitting right beside the fire to get some heat is one option another is opting for a stove, however your open fire will be no more and you may not save as much money or get as much heat as you might think! Another concern regarding the open fireplace is the cost of solid fuel. People spend a fortune on solid fuel costs with most of the available heat energy generated being lost up the chimney.

People want heat and fuel efficiency and are looking for an efficient and cost effective solution to the problems of open fireplaces. Celtic Product Development Ltd. have emerged with one of the most innovative products called EcoGrate. EcoGrate is the smart grate that dramatically increases the heat output from the existing open fireplace while greatly reducing solid fuel consumption and as fuel usage is less CO2 emissions are also reduced. Let’s explore what makes the EcoGrate so great!

EcoGrate powering your fire and saving you money

EcoGrate is a revolutionary product, the excellent construction and engineering of it increases the heat output from the fireplace by giving up to four times more heat than the ordinary open fireplace. The EcoGrate is simply placed into the fireplace recess, it will fit into any standard 16″ or larger fireplace and the quality cast iron construction absorbs the heat from the fuel you are burning in the fire. With a normal fireplace the cold air in the room is naturally drawn toward the fire taking most of the heat up the chimney and approximately 80% of the available heat is lost up the chimney. By installing EcoGrate, the product purposefully draws in the cold air from the room, this cold air travels through the cast iron manifold and is super heated from the fuel being burned and is then emitted 6-8 times hotter back into the room. The main difference between an ordinary open fire and a fireplace which has an EcoGrate installed is the open fire only gives radiated heat, with EcoGrate you get radiated and convected heat giving you a real efficient fire!

By putting in an EcoGrate you are getting so much more heat thus you burn half the amount of fuel than you normally would burn. The average user will save approximately €630 on solid fuel costs per year which is huge savings considering it is still an open fire. There are no fitting costs involved or flue liners to be purchased and the EcoGrate comes with excellent warranties. There really is no negatives for this product and no wonder the EcoGrate has already won some fairly prestigious awards such as “the alternative fuel appliance of the year award” from the Hearth and Home Show in the U.K.

What others say about EcoGrate!

“The Eco Grate has saved me loads of money so far in fuel. I found that because the room heats up so quickly I didn’t need to put as much coal on the fire… and when I did add fuel, it seemed to burn much more efficiently. I love the look of it and you can really feel and see the quality of the product. I would happily recommend the Eco Grate to anyone who is looking for a cost-effective alternative to stoves (the fitting cost of adding a chimney flue alone ruled out stoves right away) and to anyone who is sick and tired of highly in-efficient open fires… which was the main reason why I purchased an Eco Grate. Great product and great people to deal with!”

Christina Harringhton

See how you can enhance the efficiency of your open fire with EcoGrate

The days of sitting in a cold sitting room with an inefficient open fire are no more! If you are one of those people that no matter how much fuel you put on the fire and still getting no heat then you must try EcoGrate now! This Irish, award winning, innovative product has brought revolutionary changes in the performance of open fireplaces which in one word is splendid and it’s about time. This eco-friendly product really does power your fire and save on expensive solid fuel costs.

Those who have not installed this unique invention by the Celtic Product Development Ltd. into their fireplaces must be eager to know how it performs and most importantly, how it dramatically increases the efficiency of the open fire. So, here’s a brief discussion about the effectiveness of EcoGrate and how it prevents wasting so much fuel in the fireplace whilst getting proper heat. Up until now the only alternative of making the fireplace a little more efficient was to install a stove or gas/electric appliance into the fireplace which can be very expensive to fit and costly to maintain especially in the winter.

Installing EcoGrate into the fireplace dramatically turns up the heat

While an open fire is aesthetically pleasing and gives the impression of a ‘cosy’ atmosphere, an open fire only has an efficiency of approximately 20%. This results in 80% of the available fuel energy being wasted and lost up the chimney into the atmosphere. This is costly in terms of money paid for wasted heat, and planet earth in terms of pollution. Changing to a stove can be costly especially if your chimney flue has to be lined to comply with fire and insurance regulations. With EcoGrate customers can keep their fireplace, increase heat output by 100%, save fuel and save money.

EcoGrate has been researched, designed and tested to dramatically increase the heat output from the open fireplace, maximising the open fireplace’s full potential. There are no fitting costs or alterations to the existing fireplace. Simply take out the old grate and the EcoGrate slides straight in. EcoGrate gives out a nominal heat output of 4.85kW (“Phenomenal heat from an open fire – Gastec U.K.”). EcoGrate is the smart grate that gives out two types of heat, radiated and convected. An open fire only gives out radiated heat and the cold air in the room draws naturally towards the heat and takes it all up the chimney. With the EcoGrate it purposefully draws in the cold air from the room which travels through the manifold and is then super heated from the fuel you are burning and emitted 6-8 times hotter evenly back into the room. As you are getting so much more heat you do not have to put so much fuel on the fire, as fuel usage is less so are harmful emissions.

Apart from the engineering expertise and the superb high quality of the EcoGrate, the product is designed and constructed so that it can be easily installed into any 16 inch or larger fireplace and you do not have to go to the added expenses of getting a qualified fitter to fit EcoGrate as it’s simply sat into the fireplace. More so, if you are moving house or when not in use, you can remove EcoGrate from your fireplace and keep it stored safely.

As far as savings are concerned, users are able to make immediate savings every year by using this product. An estimated €630 can be saved on solid fuel costs per year and the initial investment is recouped within around 6-8 months of use. The quality cast iron construction of the EcoGrate ensures longevity of the product and there are excellent warranties that come with the EcoGrate. The grate part itself is made from a high nickle content and built not to burn out like your standard grate. The EcoGrate comes with it’s own ash pan and only takes minutes to clean out the ashes.

What EcoGrate customers say “it is performing like a stove, while having the all important heat. The ideas of lighting a normal open fire now just seems ridiculous. Why would you waste the fuel? If you run an open fire, then get one of these now!” Aonghus O’Brien, Co. Laois.

So for those that love the ambiance that their open fire offers but want heat and fuel efficiency don’t waste any more time and get your EcoGrate today!