Winter is starting to kick in here in Australia. All we had for heating is a reverse cycle air conditioner. Took ages to warm up and then on occasions felt as if it was blowing cold air. This wasn't the only problem. During the Winter months our quarterly bill was almost $800 and with them putting electricity up by 20% as of 1st July, I say no more.We splurged out on a beautiful gas fire. In the end it cost us $3,750 but over the years it should save us some $$$$ in heating charges. The best of all it is so toasty warm and looks great. I am totally in love with it, never before have I been so excited about a fire. The model - A Rinnai Freestanding Royale ETR and runs on our bottled gas.The controls have a timer setting on it too so we can set it to come on ½ an hour before we wake up and ½ an hour before we get home from work.
Looks like the hub and dogs are pleased with it too!!!