Thursday, 14 August 2014

I think I've found my gas log fire

Let me start by saying that I am the worst decision maker ever! It took me many many months to decide to paint our house yellow. But once I saw the house colour I liked, I knew it was perfect.

The same thing may have just happened with my gas log fire decision. I know, because each time I think about the fireplace I like, I get a little bit giddy and want to do a bit of a happy dance. (I may have just done another one!!)

Do you like it?

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Image from Lopi 564 HO GS2
 The brand is Lopi (pronounced "low pie" apparently; after a weird look from the sales lady when I said "Lo pee"). Until this week I had never even heard of them. Fellow blogger, Johanne, from House by the water pointed me to her blog about her experience looking for the right fireplace. She was talking about these Lopis and I had to go investigate. They are an American brand with over 30 years behind them.

What I like about them is that the viewing window is much larger. You can choose the way it looks too.


And choose many options for the surround too. Great, more options and more decision.
That said I like the driftwood one with the black background best.

The man that I talked to at Gas Central in Williamstown (who was super helpful by the way) said that quality and performance wise, they are on are on par with the Jetmaster Heat n Glo. However, he said they are about 10% cheaper. Bonus!

One other thing that I really liked about them was that they are the only one that you can use without electricity. So if there is a blackout, we can light the pilot light and still have some heat and light. How cosy does that sound!!

The star rating isn't as good as the Archer but the after sales support is much better (he said Archer are very poor in customer service when things go wrong). He said if we are after the best heating, Archer are best but if that isn't as important as the look then go for Lopi.

Here are some other styles from Pinterest.
Lopi Gas Fireplace


Lopi Gas Fireplace
Lopi Gas Fireplace
I likey!

Cheers,
Nat

7 comments:

  1. I love your choice Nat. I saw the Lopi fires in the showroom (and I pronounced it incorrectly too) and they look really great. If we'd gone for gas/wood look fire that's what we would have picked, but in the end we can't resist the charms of real wood.

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    1. Hooray!! I am glad you said that. The showroom I went to only had one burning but it was easily the best fireplace there. Thank you so much for sharing your post about it. I wouldn't have found them if it weren't for you.

      Cheers,
      Nat
      xx

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  2. I agree with your choice. Very nice. If i did fireplace mine would be stones i think as would suit my house more. Wood gas fireplace bring back childhood memories

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    1. I thought the driftwood would match my coastal vibe :)

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  3. Oh wow Nat, I love it! just a little jealous too.. the atmosphere you get from a fire is unbeatable... x

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    1. Hubby and I will put the kids to bed then sit back in front of the fire with a glass of red. I can picture it now! Ahhhh......

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