Does a gas fire provide sufficient heat?
As a rule, gas fires are not the most essential source of heat in a house, whereas this may be the case with a gas heater. In contrast to the past, contemporary gas fires have a high output and provide comfortable warmth. For an average-sized living room in a well-insulated house, a device with a capacity of only 3 to 4 kW is sufficient to heat the room.
In the DRU range you will find devices with capacities ranging from 3 kW to almost 15 kW. Because of the wide choice of models in terms of size and associated capacity within the range, DRU always has a fire that matches your living space in terms of capacity. A selection of DRU gas fires are also fitted with the unique Eco Wave system. Eco Wave gives you full control over the output of the fire. This means that you can also enjoy a beautiful and dynamic fire view on a low setting.
An indication of the average consumption of a gas fire
A gas fire with a capacity of +/- 7 kW consumes about 1 cubic metre of gas an hour when burning on full power. Consumption, therefore, depends on the number of hours that you leave the fire burning and whether you leave it on full power all the time.
Based on four hours of heating at full power and a gas price of approximately € 0.63 cents (price level 2017), an evening of pleasure from your fire will cost a maximum of € 2.50. This obviously depends on the gas prices of your individual gas supplier. Incidentally, this does not factor in the use of less central heating at these times, especially when you normally heat the living room.
Energy label gas fire or gas cache
Contemporary gas fires, like many other appliances, are classified using the familiar energy label. An energy label allows you to see at a glance the capacity and output of your intended fire or stove. This enables you to make an informed choice.