A gas fire at home

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Gas fires, wood fires and electric fires have their own benefits and characteristics. In this article we explain what it is like to have a gas fire at home, from daily use to maintenance.

"A modern gas fire only requires remote control - you operate the fire, ignition, flame height and the fire effect, simply and accurately with a push on the button."


Daily use

A wood fire is classic and traditional of course, but gas fires make life a lot easier. For example, a wood fire needs to be fed and you need to keep adding wood. That has its charm, but it is not for everyone. A modern gas fire only requires remote control - you operate the fire, ignition, flame height and the fire effect, simply and accurately with a push on the button. An electric fire is also operated with a remote control. Easy and clean!
You need to buy separate fuel for your wood fire, it needs to be delivered and you need to store it. That does not apply to gas. And talking about fuel, you don't smell a gas fire or an electric fire outside, but a wood fire you often do. The smell of a wood fire is not to everyone's taste and a wood fire produces fine dust too. Those are reasons why wood fires are allowed in fewer areas or bound by specific rules.

A gas fire or an electric fire also require less cleaning work than a wood fire. For cleaning the glass of the gas fire, it is best to use the special Faber glass cleaner and to comply with the instructions in the supplied manual. Also make sure you have periodic maintenance carried out. That is all. A gas fire and an electric fire are really low maintenance and less work compared to using a wood fire. Should there be a fault, you just contact the Faber fire specialist.

Maintenance

A Faber gas fire or electric fire (e-MatriX) needs service and checks once a year, or in any case once every two years depending on your use, to make sure it works properly and safely. If the fire is used very regularly, the number of hours the fire actually burns will determine the service interval. The supply and discharge connections will also be checked for safe and proper operation. Sweeping a chimney is generally not necessary for a gas fire, but for a wood fire it is compulsory for safety reasons.

The Faber in-house ITC app, provided it is fitted on the fire and only available for gas fires, records and informs when service or maintenance are required. You just have the maintenance carried out by the Faber fire specialist near you.