What is a gas flued heater?
Gas flued heaters are heaters that have a flue that vents the byproducts of gas combustion outside of the home. They are typically installed in old fireplaces to easily accommodate the flue, although they can be installed elsewhere. There are two broad types – radiant or convection. A radiant gas heater is the sort that has a visible gas fire behind a grate. The modern versions of these have a fan to spread the heat throughout the room. The other type is a convection gas heater that blows hot air into the room. They both run on natural gas and are a popular heating option.
Benefits of Flued Gas Heaters
The main benefit of having a flued gas heater is the flue. It directs potentially dangerous carbon monoxide up the flue and out into the atmosphere where it rapidly dissipates. The last thing you want is carbon monoxide concentrating inside because it can prove to be the last thing you breathe in. Too much of this byproduct of gas combustion can kill you. Every year there are stories of people who have made themselves grievously ill by bringing the outdoor patio heater or a BBQ inside. A flue is a serious safety feature.
Another benefit of flued gas heaters is that they are a cost effective way of heating a room compared with reverse cycle heating. This is especially the case with the convection style flued gas heaters such as the Rinnai Energysaver. That has a 4.8 star energy rating and the added advantage of zero emissions into the room.
But the reason that most people choose to install the radiant flued gas heaters is that they give off the sort of cosy heat that most resembles an old fashioned wood fire. Their heat output is excellent and they are definitely an atmospheric way of heating your home. There’s nothing quite like home and hearth.
Flued Gas Heater Repairs
Metropolitan Air Conditioning has expert and experienced gas fitters who know how to fix most of the problems that you might encounter with flued gas heaters. We can even sort out leaks in the roof associated with the flue. But the great thing with us is that we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the same prices at all times. So you can have your flued gas heater repairs done at a time that is convenient for you without paying any after hours charges. Our services cost the same on a public holiday or a weekday afternoon. Depending on the age of your gas heater and the nature of the problem you need to be fixed it might turn out to be a better long term option to replace rather than repair the heater. But in the short term, you can have us out to fix your flued heater within an hour of your call*.
Flued Gas Heater Installation
We can supply and install any brand of flued gas heater. That includes all the many varieties of Rinnai and Omega gas heaters. Not only can we put a new unit in, we take away the old one. We even do installations from scratch and have the knowledge to help you select the best position for a flued gas heater. The best place is generally the old fireplace because it is so much easier to run the flue up the chimney. What else are you going to do with an old fireplace? There is no need to go hunting around for a new flued gas heater because Metropolitan can easily provide an appropriate model for your particular needs. But if you do supply your own flued heater, we can install it, with the proviso that we only install new units.
Flued Gas Heater Price
You don’t need to worry about the price of repairing or replacing your flued gas heater with Metropolitan because we offer interest free payment plans** over a period of up to 60 months. The price of the deposit is just as attractive at all of $0. Put that together with no extra charges for after hours and you can have your heating fixed up for the winter and not have to break out the rugs or disturb your bank balance.
So don’t hesitate to contact Metropolitan Plumbing to deal with your natural gas heating issues.