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.
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!