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Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The AFUE rating is a measure of how much of each dollar's (or units) worth of fuel burned by your appliance goes toward heating your home. This is efficiency rating is as average of a unit's efficiency over an entire heating season.
The means by which the amount of air entering the air inlet is regulated.
The engineered port(s) of entry for combustion air into a controlled combustion, solid fuel burning appliance.
Stainless steel air tubes inject secondary air into the firebox to create the reburn of the gases. The air tubes provide for a cleaner, more complete combustion.
A stove in which a large fire can be suffocated by shutting the air inlets, resulting ultimately in a large mass of unburned fuel remaining in the stove.
The ratio between the air and fuel in a solid fuel appliance. One 1 pound of dry air occupies a volume of 13.315 cubic feet at 70 degrees F. Therefore, 35 pounds of air, the typical amount of air necessary to burn 1 pound of wood in a fireplace, occupies 466 cubic feet.
Engineered to keep your glass clean automatically by creating airflow across inside of glass. The stove must burn at maximum for 30 minutes for the airwash to occur.
A removable ash drawer for safe and easy clean up. Fits seamlessly into the design of the stove.
Regency created and patented the AstroCap™ Flex Venting System to work with any Regency Direct Vent Gas Fireplace. The architectually inspired AstroCap system is designed to keep in mind that a fireplace also extends to the outside of the home. The curved surface of the vent cap can be painted to match the exterior of the home, helping to reduce the visibility of the outside vent termination.
Heat reflective baffles are designed to reflect heat back into the firebox to enhance the reburn of the gases and to create chamber for secondary combustion. The baffles also improve the temperature distribution and efficiency of the firebox.
By manually setting a specific temperature on your basic wall-mounted thermostat you can maintain a comfort level in the room(s) surrounding your fireplace.
A motor driven fan helps distribute and circulate the warm air from your fireplace further into the room.
Ceramic panels added to the inside of your gas fireplace or insert to give your fireplace the look of real masonry firebrick.
It is a measurement used to describe the heating capacity of the fireplace or stove and is calculated according to how much heating is required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.
Combustion rate, usually expressed in pounds of fuel consumed per hour.
This is a pan or tubes underneath the ceramic logs in a gas fireplace, stove or insert that contains the gas used in combustion.
A gas-burning hearth appliance that takes in combustion air from the home and vents the products of combustion outside the home through the vent, also called Natural vent or B Vent.
A material used in all Hampton fireplaces, stoves & inserts. Iron is heated to a liquid form and poured into molds.
Catalytic wood stoves and fireplace inserts have a catalytic combustor; ceramic honeycombed chambers coated with a metal catalyst, that works to increase the rate of combustion, lower the temperature at which the wood will burn. Catalytic converters need to be replaced after a certain number of hours of operation, and the converters can cost in excess of $150-300 every 2-3 years.
Ceramic fibre compound used to replicate a real fire in a gas or pellet burning appliance. When flame impinges on the logs, it produces a red glow on the logs. Very lightweight and fragile material.
Ceramic glass is tested and certified to withstand very high temperatures. It allows heat to radiate through the no-glare glass which pushes even more heat into your room.
Cubic Feet per Minute.
A structure built around, and enclosing, portions of the chimney on the exterior of the house.
A portion of the venting system, through which the flue gases are vented / exhausted to the outdoors.
Fire and building codes state that there should be a minimum distance between a fireplace or stove and any combustible objects such as furniture or carpets. These requirements must always be followed.
A Direct Vent system consisting of a length of sealed, exhaust pipe inside a same length of a larger diameter combustion air pipe (which brings air into the firebox from outside). Basically a pipe within another pipe, the center is the exhaust and the outer pipe is the fresh air.
A Direct Vent system consisting of two separate pipes of the same diameter. One pipe for exhaust and the other for combustion air (which brings air into the firebox from outside).
Any material constructed of or surfaced with wood, paper, natural or synthetic fiber cloth, plastic or any other which will ignite and burn, whether flame proofed or not and whether plastered or unplastered (Applies to walls, floors and ceilings in the context of hearth appliance clearances for safety).
A complex chemical process of rapid oxidation of fuel-gas accompanied by the production of heat, or heat and light.of burning, or oxidation accompanied by heat that results in the production of heat and light.