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Why Heat & Glo
From the beginning, Heat & Glo has been founded on innovation and advanced design. It started 20 years ago with Heat & Glo invented direct vent gas technology, which made it possible to safely install a gas fireplace in virtually any room. But that was just the beginning — since that time Heat & Glo has continually created innovative new products and technologies to meet the changing needs and desires of homeowners.
Heat & Glo prides itself on offering a wide variety of design choices. With more than 80 models to choose from, there’s a Heat & Glo that’s perfect for your home’s décor. Styles range from traditional to modern and everything in between.
Direct Vent Technology
With Direct Vent fireplaces and inserts, 100% of combustion exhaust and fumes are removed from your home. These sealed fireplaces provide optimal heat, conserve energy and ensure clean, safe indoor air quality.
FireBrick is an energy-saving firebox technology used in gas fireplaces and inserts. FireBrick produces up to 25% more radiant heat than metal fireboxes—heating rooms faster and using less fuel. This increases efficiency and reduces heating costs. FireBrick is molded from layered ceramic materials in a variety of seamless masonry designs.
IntelliFire™ Ignition System
The IntelliFire™ Ignition System (IPI) is an advanced intermittent pilot ignition system. IPI constantly monitors ignition, ensures safe functioning and conserves up to $10/month in energy costs. IntelliFire™ Plus (IPI Plus) takes this technology to the next level with more safety and memory settings and a programmable wireless remote control.
Why heat your entire home? Heat where you live.
Zone heating can help save up to 40% off your heating bills. Today fireplaces, stoves and inserts can warm the living areas of your home while at the same time saving you money on your heating bill. These supplemental heating sources are not the boring space heaters of yesteryear. Today’s appliances add warmth, ambiance and charm to any room, plus, they can even add value to your home. A central furnace cycles on and off several times an hour and heats your entire house – even unoccupied rooms – wasting money. Using supplemental heating products to heat only the rooms your family occupies most allows you to turn down the thermostat for the central furnace, decreasing your fuel bill. Zone Heating puts the heat where you need it, when you need it, adding to your home’s comfort and ambiance but also reducing household fuel consumption, conserving energy, and saving you money. Studies indicate that Zone Heating solutions can provide energy savings of 20-40 percent.*
* ACEE 1990 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Proceedings. Vol. 9.