With the developments in technology making us feel safer in our own homes, it's no wonder that keeping control over our fire at the touch of a button makes us feel a lot more secure in front of the hearth. West Country Fires offers a complete range of luxurious control panel add-ons for all varieties of fire in your living room.
Manual Control Operations
Working much in the same way as the dials on a gas stove, these systems have a built-in resistor to give you the power to decide if you want a low, soft burn or a roaring fire to keep you warm. The turning knob is located beneath the covers and requires a simple twist to raise or lower the flames. We'd recommend this if you're in close quarters to the fire and you don't mind getting up to adjust the flame. However, we'd advise caution if you have children, as this method does require you to be very close to the hearth to turn the heat up or down, and curious hands will make light work of playing with the dial.
Slide Control Fire Systems
In a similar fashion to the manual dial, West Country Fires also provides for controls located on the right-hand side of the surround. The vertical lever provides a basic warmer/cooler adjustment system and is made inconspicuous thanks to subtle designs that blend in to the décor of the fireplace. This system is particularly useful as a step up from the dial control, as you're not required to get on all fours to make your required adjustment - particularly of use for our senior customers or those who suffer from neck or back problems. This method is also child-friendly as it keeps them away from the fire while making adjustments.
Remote Control Fire Usage
Stay on the sofa or in your armchair for the ultimate in relaxation. Fires with remotes are designed in the same context as a television control - invisible and harmless infra red signals are transmitted to a sensor built around an opening on the covers allowing you to turn the fire on, off, up or down. Make sure you have a clear line of vision for the beam to travel towards so you won't have to mess about pointing the remote at a difficult angle, and ensure your furniture is close enough so the beam is easily picked up.