Heat your home eco­nom­i­cally this win­ter

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE - ITALCOTTO SPOKESPER­SON

EV­ERY­ONE wishes to be warm and com­fort­able in the win­ter time, but at the same time are aware that heat­ing re­quires ad­di­tional en­ergy and also in­creases their car­bon foot­print. Biomass, in the form of wood pel­lets and ma­tured dry wood, is a green, sus­tain­able source of en­ergy and also at present, the most eco­nom­i­cal and re­li­able heat­ing so­lu­tion for your home.

New wood burn­ing closed combustion fire­places: Italcotto through it ex­clu­sive sup­plier Calore is ex­cited to launch a new free stand­ing fire­place from Bronpi of Spain. The Dover free stand­ing unit has many unique and ex­clu­sive fea­tures mak­ing it ef­fi­cient for a longer pe­riod of time. Fea­tures of the Bronpi Dover fire­place: Heat stor­age sys­tem – the fire­place has “heat ac­cu­mu­la­tors” placed above the combustion cham­ber

which ab­sorb the heat dur­ing the op­er­a­tion of the stove and con­tinue ra­di­at­ing heat up to four hours after the fire has spent .

This al­lows a sig­nif­i­cant in­crease in ef­fi­cien­cies. Ad­di­tional “heat ac­cu­mu­la­tors” are avail­able as an op­tional ex­tra.

Triple combustion sys­tem: this tech­nol­ogy al­lows a third combustion of un­burned gases dur­ing the first and sec­ond combustion achiev­ing a higher out­put and ef­fi­ciency.

Glass clean­ing sys­tem – the sys­tem al­lows air from the out­side of the fire­place to travel over the in­ner side of the glass, im­prov­ing combustion and pre­vent­ing the glass from black­en­ing thus al­low­ing greater view of the burn­ing fire.

Other stun­ning wood burn­ing fire­places in­clude the “Ke­nia”, avail­able in two sizes with both sin­gle and dou­ble sided glass op­tions. The dou­ble sided op­tions are a per­fect di­vider for two rooms or place it in a large open plan space of­fer­ing a view of the fire from both sides. All the Ke­nia mod­els come stan­dard with ven­ti­la­tion sys­tems. Prices range from R38500 in­clud­ing vat for the Ke­nia 90 Vi­sion 14kw sin­gle sided to R58 000 in­clud­ing vat for the Ke­nia 110 Dou­ble sided Vi­sion 23kW.

Also on of­fer is the Lon­dres range of closed combustion fire­places with ex­tremely high heat out­puts at ex­tremely eco­nom­i­cal prices. These units are per­fect for large spa­ces of­fer­ing a mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary look. The units are easy to clean with a re­mov­able ash boxes. They also of­fer a panoramic glass door for a stun­ning view of the fire .The Lon­dres T model of­fers a stan­dard ven­ti­la­tion kit ca­pa­ble of duct­ing up to four vents with each vent able to duct up to 7m.

Prices for the Lon­dres 21kW is R26 000 in­clud­ing vat and the Lon­dres-T 21kW re­tails for R48 000 in­clud­ing vat.

Pel­let fire­places: Pel­let fire­places are fully au­to­mated heat­ing sys­tems. They use wood pel­lets, which are man­u­fac­tured from com­pressed saw­dust and wood waste, as fuel. The man­u­fac­tur­ing of wood pel­lets sold by Calore, are de­rived from the waste of the South African tim­ber in­dus­try. This waste would nor­mally be ei­ther dumped in land­fills or left to rot, cre­at­ing meth­ane pol­lu­tion into the at­mos­phere. It is now pos­si­ble for South Africans, at a do­mes­tic level, to use this en­ergy from a waste prod­uct, and in do­ing so, re­duce the use of en­ergy from fos­sil fu­els which would have been used to pro­duce the same heat en­ergy.

How does a pel­let fire­place work: The wood pel­lets are au­to­mat­i­cally fed from a hopper, via an auger, and dropped into a bra­zier where it au­to­mat­i­cally is ig­nited. The feed­ing to the bra­zier is au­to­mat­i­cally man­aged ther­mo­stat­i­cally, to en­sure op­ti­mum ef­fi­ciency of fuel used. Us­ing wood pel­lets al­lows you to man­age your own en­ergy con­sump­tion, with­out any down time as the sys­tems are com­pletely au­to­mated. The ad­van­tages of us­ing a wood pel­let fire­place is the com­plete au­to­ma­tion, con­stant en­ergy on de­mand, high ef­fi­ciency, high en­ergy out­put with min­i­mal clean­ing and main­te­nance re­quired. You can set your pel­let fire­place to start up in the morn­ing, be­fore you wake up, thus awak­en­ing to a com­fort­ably warm home.

Visit our fire­place show­room at the Italcotto De­sign Cen­tre, Chris­ti­aan Barnard Street, Foreshore, and Cape Town to view our ex­ten­sive range of wood burn­ing and au­to­mated pel­let fire­places and to dis­cuss your heat­ing re­quire­ments with one of our knowl­edge­able heat­ing spe­cial­ists.

Lon­dres – 21kW | 525m³

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