Fireplace heat distribution
How is heat from a fireplace distributed?
A corner fireplace is a dream-come-true of many a house owner. It not only gives a unique character to every interior and creates its cosy and warm atmosphere, but it also heats all the facility independent of its size. Our customers often enquire how the heat from a fireplace is distributed and what materials to use. DGP system may prove to be the best solution for this purpose. Let’s take a closer look at its advantages and disadvantages.
DGP System - functioning
Modern fireplaces are additionally equipped with hot air distribution systems. They are indispensable in comparatively big interiors. Basic systems of fireplace heating with hot air convection do not fulfil their function. That is why hot air distribution in big houses requires the installation of DGP system, equipped with turbines which force hot air circulation. In the case of cast-iron fireplaces, the turbine is located beneath the furnace - it is so called air turbine driven by cold airflow.
The turbine placed over a furnace ( so called hot air turbine) is most frequently mounted, owing to its capacity can even reach 600 m3/h.
Thanks to DGP system, it is not necessary to interfere with our heating system, our fireplace works independently of this system. However, one must bear in mind that DGP system compatible with a fireplace, is ideal for heating interiors located on higher levels above the fireplace and on the same level not farther than 2-3 metres.
Fireplaces with water jacket inserts and the heat distribution
Fireplaces with water jacket inserts heat water, which can be supplied to central heating system and radiators. If additionally we install a mixing device, which lowers the temperature to the required level, we will be able to „power” our underfloor heating system as well. The effective heat distribution has got a significant influence on the quality of air in our interiors.