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 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!”