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.

Italcotto, through its ex­clu­sive sup­plier, Calore Sus­tain­able En­ergy, have em­barked on a jour­ney to make a last­ing im­pact on the lo­cal sus­tain­able en­ergy in­dus­try, by mar­ket­ing an ex­clu­sive range of pel­let and closed com­bus­tion, wood burn­ing fire­places.

Win­ter is here and many of us haven’t re­ally started to think on how we are go­ing to heat our homes ,so here are a few op­tions to evolve to­ward biomass heat­ing this win­ter.

Italcotto is ex­cited to an­nounce the launch of two new ranges of closed com­bus­tion fire­places in va­ri­ety of sizes and heat out­puts of­fer­ing fan­tas­tic value for money.

The range in­cludes the “Ke­nia”, avail­able in two stun­ning 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 4 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. en­ergy. Biomass is a rel­a­tively new form of en­ergy in South Africa and has the po­ten­tial to be­come a big in­dus­try, cre­at­ing a vast num­ber of jobs in ru­ral ar­eas where em­ploy­ment is most needed

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.

Cleo Blanco – 6.5kW – 175m³

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