Dunedin gas and wood fire maker Escea has a trio of new “connected” gas fires. The AF700 and AF960 high output gas fireplaces (above) have been created to fit into renovation situations (including fitting right into existing open wood fireplaces) and small masonry cavities. Also new is the FS730 cool-touch freestanding gas fireplace which doesn’t require a hearth. All of these fireplaces can be remotely operated via any device connected to the internet including via a smartphone with the Escea Smart Heat app. Escea has also just outed a new online tool called Design Your Fire, which allows users to choose the fireplace, fascia, fuel bed and even the surrounding wall colour to assist in their research.
Escea, www.escea.com, 03 478 8220