Fan convector fires are a unique product by Smiths Environmental. They work in a similar way to a hydronic fan convector, running from your central heating; they also have a fan which distributes heat into your room. The Smiths Hydroflame fire fits on any internal or external wall surface, into a fireplace opening or in front of a fireplace surround, affording the homeowner a huge degree of flexibility for room design and layout. The stylish and attractive appearance, which incorporates a comforting flame effect, which can be used with or without the heating being switched on, makes the Hydroflame a beautiful feature in any room.
How does it work?
Hot water from the central heating system passes through a heat exchanger and transfers its heat to the aluminium fins within the fire. Cooler air is then drawn at floor level and used to create the flame effect. The air is heated as it passes over the heat exchanger, a patented process that creates a realistic flame effect, and the expelled gently back into the room. This gives a much more even temperature and can heat a room in much less time than a traditional panel radiator.
The fan does not come into operation until the central heating system water passing through the heat exchanger reached 40 degrees, This ensures that cooler air is not circulated at start up and allows Hydroflame to switch on and off automatically in conjunction with the central heating system. Flame effect fan convectors are energy efficient and in the home will add less that £10.00 to your annual heating bill.
The Hydroflame is a completely safe appliance, it uses water from the central heating system to product heat, using no independent gas supply, no live flames, hot coals or elements and no special ventilation means the Hydroflame is one of the safest fires on the market.
The Hydroflame is suitable for any room size, and that’s not the best part, it has no costly annual servicing required. The Hydroflame intelligently responds to the water temperature in the central heating system to provide the correct amount of heat that is required. Hydroflame has less of an impact on the environment than electric, gas or open fire alternatives. No harmful gases are expelled to the atmosphere, and the fire is thermostatically controlled.
The Hydroflame range is economical and straight forward to install, as no gas supply or flue is required, the Hydroflame will fix to any wall, internal and external. There is no need for chimney or flue liners, and the inset models fit standard fireplace openings, so you’ve no need to purchase a replacement surround. All installation parts, including the flexible hoses, isolation valves and pre-wired electric cables are supplied as standard upon purchasing the unit.
Inset and Inset Dual:
1) Remove the fitted trim and store for a later use
2) Clean and de-burr both the heater, system flow and return pipes.
3) Connect the elbowed ends of the flexible hoses to the product. Connect the other ends to the system pipe work. The bend radius of the hose must not be less than 60mm wide when the heater is fully installed. Open the valves and check for water leaks.
4) Vent any trapped air from the system. Use a cloth underneath the vent screw to catch excess water.
5) Isolate the electrical supply and connect the heater electrical cable to the fused spur. The fused spur must be accessible after the installation is complete.
6) Locate the main body into the fireplace and secure in position making sure the flexible hoses are not kinked and the electrical cable is not snagged. Re-fit the trim with the magnets supplied.
Freestanding and Freestanding Dual:
1) Remove the fitted trim and store for later use. Release the main body from the outer body.
2) Secure the outer body to the wall using fixings suitable for the wall type. Ensure the outer body is flat to the wall and level. Use all five fixing points. If necessary use packing to compensate for uneven wall surfaces.
3) Clean and de-burr both the heater and system flow and return pipes. Systems flow and return pipe work should be brought inside the outer body through the access holes on either side. Robber grommets are provided for the unused holes.
4) Connect the elbowed ends of the flexible hoses to the product. Connect the other ends to the system pipe work. The bend radius of the hose must not be less than 60mm when the heater is fully installed. Open the valves and check for water leaks.
5) Vent any trapped air from the system. Use a cloth underneath the vent screw to catch excess water.
6) Isolate the electrical supply and connect the heater electric cable to the fused spur, ensuring the cable passes through the access hole in the outer body. The fused spur must be accessible after the installation is complete.
7) Locate the main body into the fireplace and secure in position making sure the flexible hoses are not kinked and the electrical cable is not snagged. Re-fit the trim with the magnets supplied.