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18,000 BTU range designed to heat smaller areas, and is designed for corner as well as flush wall installations.
Made with sheet steel, aluminized and galvanized for rust resistance in certain areas, the new-look fireplace is available within a decorative cabinet of either pine, oak or cherry wood. Other choices include arched or rectangular faces available in the number of finishes, as well as two interior liners to select from, a herringbone brick or classical shell pattern.
Travis Industries- Ring of Fire, a combination outdoor gas firepit and fountain for the backyard, is another offering now in production. Combining water, fire and light for a unique outdoor display, the Ring of Fire is available in two sizes - either 18 or 36 inches in diameter. The double 'ring' fountain and concealed lighting can be switched on or off independently on this unit, which can utilize either a natural gas line or LP tank.
In addition to the arched look, the fireplace has "a realistic herringbone refractory that offers an authentic masonry look," says Hughes. "It also has an AFUE rating that allows you the option to run it via a wall or remote control thermostat."
Hughes adds that the GEM-36 has "a standard climate control damper and heat management kit options for the flexibility to disperse the heat to another room or to the outside when you are simply looking for the ambiance of the glowing fire."
Heat-N-Glo's Mystifire ceramic fiber burner, glowing embers and six ceramic fiber logs are also featured in the new model, while the IPI Intellifire ignition system allows the fireplace to run during power outages.
Available finishes on the GEM-36 include black, textured pewter, brushed nickel or brass, with marble and wood surrounds also available.
Capitalizing on the increased interest in biomass heating options, American Energy Systems (AES) now offers the Magnum 7500 Multi-Fuel Stove, a combination corn/pellet "furnace with a view" according to the manufacturer.
AES president Mike Haefner says "a newer, high-tech design allows the thermostat-ready Magnum 7500 higher efficiency and less wasted energy dollars. Advanced heat exchangers and an air distribution system keeps the heat in the home, not up the chimney," he adds.
The unit also features a self-cleaning oxygenation pot for longer burn times, and a "Combustion Enhancement System" resulting in less ash, higher efficiency and a clean fire, according to the manufacturer.
"The Magnum 7500 provides the flexibility of the installing your furnace for your viewing pleasure," says Haefner. "You will know how the unit is performing and when maintenance is needed. Ease of installation allows for more locations for the furnace, along with saving a ton of money by not having to put up an additional chimney."