What is a Balanced Flue Fire?
Gas-burning fires and stoves with a balanced flue system obtain the oxygen needed for the gas to burn via a combined supply/outlet system. This means that the oxygen required is drawn from outside the house. One of the advantages of this system is that it doesn’t necessarily require an existing chimney. What’s more, it is an ideal solution for houses with a mechanical ventilation system, because a gas fume ventilator is not required. Finally, fires with this system are always high output appliances.
All gas fires with a balanced flue system have a completely closed glass plate in front of the combustion area. This does not, however, mean that every fire with a completely closed glass plate front automatically is a balanced flue system.
Standard Flue System
Balanced Flue System