Flued-gas log fires

The cheapest of the five units tested cost more than $4000 installed, so it pays to buy wisely.
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01 .Introduction


Test results for five flued-gas log fires, priced from $3749 to $5499

Home owners have embraced open-plan living, but heating such large spaces can be a challenge. The use of flued gas heaters, where fumes are released or pushed outside, offers an efficient and effective option for a big area. Add a fireplace effect and you have an environmentally friendly home, while retaining the cosiness of the log fire. An LPG conversion kit allows you to operate the heater in areas without natural gas, but operating costs will be higher as a result. All models tested except the Cannon have this option.

For more information on Heating and cooling, see Household
View our insulation buying guide article for an alternative option to keeping warm.

Models tested

  • Rinnai Aspiration
  • Rinnai Symmetry
  • Heat & Glo 6000
  • Cannon Fitzroy
  • Regency Panorama P36NG4

We rated each model for:

  • Quick heating
  • Heating distribution
  • Ease of use
  • Safety

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As well as the test results for the five flued-gas log fires you'll also get:

  • Our interactive database with test results, prices, specs and features for all models
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