List terms below this content
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency. The AFUE rating is a measure of how much of each dollar's (or units) worth of fuel burned by your appliance goes toward heating your home. This is efficiency rating is as average of a unit's efficiency over an entire heating season.
The means by which the amount of air entering the air inlet is regulated.
The engineered port(s) of entry for combustion air into a controlled combustion, solid fuel burning appliance.
Stainless steel air tubes inject secondary air into the firebox to create the reburn of the gases. The air tubes provide for a cleaner, more complete combustion.
A stove in which a large fire can be suffocated by shutting the air inlets, resulting ultimately in a large mass of unburned fuel remaining in the stove.
The ratio between the air and fuel in a solid fuel appliance. One 1 pound of dry air occupies a volume of 13.315 cubic feet at 70 degrees F. Therefore, 35 pounds of air, the typical amount of air necessary to burn 1 pound of wood in a fireplace, occupies 466 cubic feet.
Engineered to keep your glass clean automatically by creating airflow across inside of glass. The stove must burn at maximum for 30 minutes for the airwash to occur.
A removable ash drawer for safe and easy clean up. Fits seamlessly into the design of the stove.
Regency created and patented the AstroCap™ Flex Venting System to work with any Regency Direct Vent Gas Fireplace. The architectually inspired AstroCap system is designed to keep in mind that a fireplace also extends to the outside of the home. The curved surface of the vent cap can be painted to match the exterior of the home, helping to reduce the visibility of the outside vent termination.
Heat reflective baffles are designed to reflect heat back into the firebox to enhance the reburn of the gases and to create chamber for secondary combustion. The baffles also improve the temperature distribution and efficiency of the firebox.
By manually setting a specific temperature on your basic wall-mounted thermostat you can maintain a comfort level in the room(s) surrounding your fireplace.
A motor driven fan helps distribute and circulate the warm air from your fireplace further into the room.
Ceramic panels added to the inside of your gas fireplace or insert to give your fireplace the look of real masonry firebrick.
It is a measurement used to describe the heating capacity of the fireplace or stove and is calculated according to how much heating is required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit.
Combustion rate, usually expressed in pounds of fuel consumed per hour.
This is a pan or tubes underneath the ceramic logs in a gas fireplace, stove or insert that contains the gas used in combustion.
A gas-burning hearth appliance that takes in combustion air from the home and vents the products of combustion outside the home through the vent, also called Natural vent or B Vent.
A material used in all Hampton fireplaces, stoves & inserts. Iron is heated to a liquid form and poured into molds.
Catalytic wood stoves and fireplace inserts have a catalytic combustor; ceramic honeycombed chambers coated with a metal catalyst, that works to increase the rate of combustion, lower the temperature at which the wood will burn. Catalytic converters need to be replaced after a certain number of hours of operation, and the converters can cost in excess of $150-300 every 2-3 years.
Ceramic fibre compound used to replicate a real fire in a gas or pellet burning appliance. When flame impinges on the logs, it produces a red glow on the logs. Very lightweight and fragile material.
Ceramic glass is tested and certified to withstand very high temperatures. It allows heat to radiate through the no-glare glass which pushes even more heat into your room.
Cubic Feet per Minute.
A structure built around, and enclosing, portions of the chimney on the exterior of the house.
A portion of the venting system, through which the flue gases are vented / exhausted to the outdoors.
Fire and building codes state that there should be a minimum distance between a fireplace or stove and any combustible objects such as furniture or carpets. These requirements must always be followed.
A Direct Vent system consisting of a length of sealed, exhaust pipe inside a same length of a larger diameter combustion air pipe (which brings air into the firebox from outside). Basically a pipe within another pipe, the center is the exhaust and the outer pipe is the fresh air.
A Direct Vent system consisting of two separate pipes of the same diameter. One pipe for exhaust and the other for combustion air (which brings air into the firebox from outside).
Any material constructed of or surfaced with wood, paper, natural or synthetic fiber cloth, plastic or any other which will ignite and burn, whether flame proofed or not and whether plastered or unplastered (Applies to walls, floors and ceilings in the context of hearth appliance clearances for safety).
A complex chemical process of rapid oxidation of fuel-gas accompanied by the production of heat, or heat and light.of burning, or oxidation accompanied by heat that results in the production of heat and light.
The area where the mixing of combustion air and fuel occurs. This area includes the burner, brick panels, firebox, and a sealed door with glass.
An integrated circuit board that controls and synchronizes the fuel, combustion air, and convection air delivery to your pellet stove or insert.
Convection heat is a process of heat transfer where the cool room air picks up heat energy from the fireplace surface causing air currents that transport heat throughout the room. All Regency, Hampton & Excalibur gas fireboxes include an advanced air management system through which the room air circulates naturally by convection into your room.
The airmate helps direct the convection heat further into your room. Installing the convector airmate also allows you to install your Regency wood stove closer to the walls of your home.
A measure of firewood, equal to 4 ft. x 4ft. x 8 ft.
A type of ignition system that ignites the gas directly at the main burner by means of a spark. The sparker also emits an audible sound when sparking, giving you a confirmation of operation and ignition.
A gas fueled appliance (fireplace, insert or stove) that draws all of its combustion air from outdoors and exhausts it's combustion products to the outdoors eliminating the need for a standard chimney system. A sealed glass door on a direct vent units is critical to keeping the combustion system sealed from the home, maintaining high efficiency and indoor air quality.
A simple and easy to use rod that controls the heat output and size of the fire in your wood appliance.
The percentage of heat that goes into the room instead of up the chimney.
This is a system that uses an electric current to ignite the burner.
Unburned gases and smoke left after combustion.
A permanent baked on heat-resistant, glossy, colored finish used on the outside of a cast iron stove.
The Goverment of Canada and the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) established an energy efficiency rating system for all vented gas fireplaces. The EnerGuide ratings take into account the actual use and performance of the gas fireplace throughout the entire heating season.
The percentage of the total energy content of the fuel consumed that becomes useful heat in the house.
Environmental Protection Agency particulate emissions standards for solid-fuel stoves, designed to reduce pollution. Implemented in 1988 (phase I) and 1990 (Phase II).
Environmental Protection Agency. Government regulations of wood and pellet burning appliances mandating that products sold after July 1, 1992, emit no more than 4.1 grams of particulate matter per hour for catalytic equipped units and no more than 7.5 grams for non-catalytic equipped units.
A factory-built fireplace is actually a firebox enclosed within a steel cabinet.
The airtight inner chamber of a fireplace, stove or insert, where combustion takes place.
The FireGenie™ remote control offers heat control at the touch of a button. Set the time and temperatures so that your Regency fire warms your home automatically everyday.
Noncombustible material, of a specified size, thickness, material and conductivity placed under a solid fuel appliance; required to extend beyond the four sides of the appliance. Serves to protect combustible floor surfaces and framing. Please refer to your Regency owner's manual for specific floor protection requirements.
Another word for vent, a passageway for gasses to exhaust through.
The connection point of the chimeny and the vent.
Ash that goes up the chimney, as opposed to ash that remains in the fuel-burning appliance.
A heating appliance (gas, wood or pellet) normally on legs or a pedestal, that is placed away from walls in a dwelling.
A gas appliance designed to be installed within an existing masonry fireplace opening or a metal factory-built firebox. It offers superior efficiency.
Gasketing (primarily ceramic rope gasketing) is used on all Regency, Hampton & Excalibur fireplaces, stoves and inserts to ensure a sealed air-tight firebox, producing optimum burn times and efficiencies.
The surface under and/or in front of your stove or fireplace, often made of brick, or tile.
Noncombustible floor protection extension beyond the opening of a fireplace or stove. The term is also sometimes used to denote the floor protector under or around any residential solid fuel-burning appliance.
A device which provides a means for transferring heat between two fluid streams while keeping them physically separated.
The amount of heat used by a heating appliance to produce heat. It is expressed as BTU's/hour.
The amount of usable heat produced by a heating appliance. It is expressed as BTU's/hour.
The Heat Release system is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy the ambiance and rich flames from the Regency fireplace with lese heat, by directing the unwanted heat outside the home.
Refers to a non-combustible protector used around appliances, or smoke-pipe, to reduce clearances. They work by absorbing or reflecting the heat from the fire.
The percentage of heat, which is released in the fire, that gets through the appliance and chimney walls to become useful heat in the house.
The best way to combat rising fuel costs is to zone heat with a Regency fireplace and a Heat Wave kit. Heat Wave Kits concentrate the heat in the rooms where you do most of your living. You can increase the effectiveness of your fireplace, while cutting down on your heating costs, using a Heat Wave kit.
The maximum rate at which a hearth appliance adds heat into a living space, expressed in BTU/Hr.
A control device, or normally closed switch on a pellet appliance, which shuts down the operation either of all motors or just the auger motor when excessively high temperatures are reached by opening to interrupt the flow of electrical current to the component(s).
Container attached to a pellet stove or insert in which wood pellets are stored and from which the fuel is fed to the burner.
The rate at which gas is supplied to an appliance. This is usually mentioned in BTU per hour.
A wood, gas or pellet burning unit designed to fit into an existing masonary opening or factory built fireplace.
Sometimes referred to as liquid petroleum gas, propane is colorless, practically odorless and non-toxic. It is a clean burning alternative fuel and is not damaging to soil or water, making it one of the most environmentally friendly fuels around. It is a form of oil that has been refined for use as a fuel. It is a available in cylinders for home use. LP has 2500 BTUs of energy per foot.
A control device or normally open switch on a pellet appliance, which shuts the auger and blower motors down if minimum operating temperatures are not reached or sustained.
A decorative shelf over and above the fireplace. They can be made of stone, brick, marble, concrete, wood or rock.
This is a term that describes anything constructed of stone, brick or tiles. In respect to fireplaces structures such as the mantel, hearth, surround and chimney are commonly made from these materials.
Chimney constructed on site of masonry and fire clay materials; construction requirements specified by code. Also refers to existing masonry chimneys of various constructions.
This is an ignition system that uses a small electromagnet in the gas valve and a pilot light. The electromagnet allows gas to flow to the pilot light only, until the switch is flipped. The system utilizes a small generator called a thermocouple that, when heated by the pilot light, provides enough power to hold the valve open while in use. If there is a power outage the fireplace will not go out as no electricity is needed to power a millivolt valve system.
A hearth appliance that has been designed to meet mobile home installations. This includes outside air combustion, floor mountings, reduced clearances, and alternative venting systems.
The ability to automatically control and adjust the fuel input to the gas fireplace, available with the Proflame GTM & GTMF remote controls.
Condition in a home where the inside pressure is less than the outside pressure. This is often caused by appliances that draw room air (furnace, kitchen fans) and it can affect the performance of your stove or fireplace.
Regency uses non-catalytic technology which means that the airflow in the firebox is directed in such a way that smoke is reburned. This creates greater efficiency, a spectacular fire and results in cleaner emissions. By combining non-catalytic technology with durable construction, Regency builds wood fireplaces that are guaranteed to last.
An outside air kit provides oxygen (combustion air) to your fireplace or stove from outside your home rather than from inside your home. The installation of an outside air kit is recommended for tightly constructed or well-insulated homes.
A compressed, cylindrical fuel made from wood by products (wood shavings) for use in a pellet stove or insert.
A device which delivers an igniting spark by means of pressure on a crystal.
A small flame used to ignite the gas at the main burner. May be standing (constantly burning) or intermittent (on demand for heat).
An apparatus that delivers an igniting spark to light the burner. May be a Piezo lighter or a DC Sparker.
A base usually square in shape, used to raise up an insert in the existing fireplace to cover any tall openings. Also known as a hearth riser.
Primary air is the air used for the fire start up and to control the air flow to produce the optimal heat output and fire size for the stove. It is controlled by the home owner using a draft control rod.
Primary combustion takes place within the heavily insulated firebox that holds the wood. This is the process where the gases from the wood are released and are burned.
The Proflame Remote Control is a series of hand-held remote control thermostats approved with select Regency gas fireplaces & inserts. The Proflame GT remote offers an On/ Off thermostat, digital room deperature display and child lock functions. The Proflame GTM remote offers all of the GT features in addition to a 6-stage flame height adjustment, a smart thermostat function that adjusts the flame according to the desired room temperature. The Proflame GTMF remote offers all of the features of the GT & GTM plus a 6-speed fan control setting and an optional auxillary outlet for amber accent lights.
This deluxe programmable wall-mounted thermostat allows you to set different heat settings throughout the day so that you can maintain a constant comfort level in your home from your Regency gas fireplace.
Heat that moves out in waves from a central point and heats objects in its path. The invisible and harmless radiation emitted by a hot object. This radiation is converted into heat when it is absorbed. The closer you get to a source of radiant heat the more heat you will feel.
A stove whose heat output is mostly in the form of radiant energy. The exterior of the stove is tremendously hot and room air circulates around the body of the stove giving off heat.
A wireless, handheld system with allows the user to control the features of the fireplace such as heat output flame height, on and off times etc., from anywhere in the room.
This is a safety system that monitors the gas flow. It ensures that gas cannot leak into the burner unless a pilot light has been lit. A safety pilot system is standard in all Regency, Hampton and Excalibur gas fireplaces.
A device, powered by a thermocouple, designed to shut off the gas supply to the pilot and or main burner if the source of ignition fails to light.
Refers to fuel wood that has been allowed to dry before burning. Seasoning generally takes 6 to 12 months. Wood burns much easier when its moisture content has been reduced. Freshly cut wood contains over 20 percent water. Burning dry wood also releases fewer by-products during combustion than freshly cut wood.
Combustion air directed downstream of the primary combustion zone (but still in the appliance) to support the combustion of remaining combustible gases; does not directly influence the rate of primary combustion.
The side shields of the Regency wood stoves insulates the stove to prevent heat loss and allows for convective air to be warmed against the side of the firebox.
A temperature sensing device used on all gas appliances that will shut down the main burner and pilot if the unit has a blocked flue or if in a downdraft situation.
Steady state efficiency is the ratio between the heat output and the heat input of a gas fireplace when the fireplace is placed in the middle of a room, radiating heat from all of its surfaces, running continuously under steady conditions.
The means of lighting the pilot or main burner with the use of an electronic spark ignition.
The point of exit for the flue gases at the very end of the chimney system.
The quantity of heat energy which is equivalent to one hundred thousand (100,000) BTU's.
The percentage of heat, which is released in the fire, that gets through the appliance to become useful heat in the home.
An electric circuit consisting of two pieces of dissimilar metals joined together at one end (hot junction). When the hot junction is heated, the thermocouple produces DC voltage across the other end. Heat from the pilot will generate 24mv to 30mv. This in turn holds the electomagnetic coil open, allowing gas to enter the valve body and hold a pilot flame. It also acts as a safety device that will shut off the gas supply to the main burner and pilot when no flame (heat) is sensed.
A thermodisk is a temperature sensing device. When heat is applied to the disk, a bi-metal plate will bend. This allows the electric current to activate the blower motor and ensures continuity.
A number of thermocouples connected in series to produce a higher voltage than a single thermocouple. When heat is applied to the thermopile, an electric current is generated in the range of 450mv to 750mv. When the valve coil reaches the minimum required millivolts, the valve will open and gas will flow to the mainburner and ignite.
A wall mounted device that regulates the heat in the home by controlling the operation and heat of your gas fire.
Zero clearance gas fireplaces are used in installations where there is no existing fireplace (new construction or renovation). These are factory-built metal fireplaces using a multi-layer construction (an inner & outer shell) which can safely be placed in direct contact (zero clearance) with combustible floors and walls.