When our 10 year old Bonaire Pyrox gas wall heater died at the end of last winter (we cheered - cos it was so noisy and often felt like it blew cool air) but we were then faced with a difficult decision of what to replace it with. We would have loved to put in a "built in" gas log heater but didn't have any where to put it (need a decent wall cavity to build it in to). So it was either replace with one of the few wall heaters available which all have poor ratings, or ducted heating which we arn't convinced about for both $$ of running and truth...fully we didn't need to heat the entire house, or a wood heater which we love but dont have time for or $$ buying wood, so it came down to a freestanding gas log heater. After much online googling we dicided to go with the Regency F39 as it had good reviews looked pretty good, had a nice compact looking shape and a very realistic flame and the F39 model has this wizz bang flue thingy (which is the main reason we chose this model) that stops cool drafts & it does seem to work. So we went and bought one and asked for installation as well. Also asked first that they come and remove our old heater and give us some time to patch and paint the wall and build a hearth for it to sit on as it would have been sitting on carpet and it just wouldn't have looked right. FYI they also were able to build the hearth for us but hubby is a tradie and was able to do the task. It all went quite smoothly and the place we purchased it from were very professional and easy to deal with. They had their preferred installer who did a great job (he also came to take down the old heater). It looks fantastic and we get lots of compliments on it. So, does it heat well? (had it installed in April 2016 and have used it all winter) Well, i guess so... it's amazing to stand in front of on a cold night and the house is warm enough (small house) and there's no cold breeze from the fan... hubby is thrilled with it... i'm pretty happy with it. FYI we have another bonaire pyrox heater in the kitchen area and we used to put on both bonaire heaters on a really cold night but we havn't had to use the other heater since we got the regency which is good (aside from just heating the kitchen in the morning). We run it high to warm up on a cold day then drop it to low and leave it on low, rarely having to turn it back up. It's mostly quiet apart from having the fan up high but its not even a bad noise... we are right next to it and can comfortably hear the TV etc. However it does have a rattle that can last for a minute on and off when its on low setting, it wont usually last too long but it IS annoying esp that it happened in the first few weeks. I havn't been too bothered to call the company yet but may just be the fan needing oil?? or something simple?? i hope. Also we initially didnt bother with the remote control.. we arnt that lazy.. but then after installation we realised the controls are on the bottom of the unit at the front and was annoying to have to get on hands and knees to turn on, off, up and down etc.. in the show room i thought they had the controls on the back corner which i thought was a bit ugly anyway but i dont know what that was about. So i phoned and asked them to order me the RC and it came in a few days in the mail and was easy to set up. BTW, a comment to the regency company.. What's with the massive size of the RC? so far it's been confused for the home telephone and the TV remote control.. it's massive! Would have preferred something small and discreet - it's really my only complaint about the product. Overall we are happy with it and would recommend it quite confidently. Our gas bill seems slightly lower than last year (possibly due to not having to run two heaters).
Questions & Answers
This model has the best reviews for heating efficiency - although I have a large modern room and was wanting to have it built in like the city series style - it this possible with the FG39 series?
Dear Janie, thankyou for your query. If you're looking to heat a larger area with a unit built in to a wall or similar we suggest looking at the Greenfire series as that is the best heat output from that style. Please check out our range here https://www.regency-fire.com.au/Products/Gas/Gas-Fireplaces
Pilot light will not light if start pilot with lighter will not stay on when releasing pilot knob
I have a Regency FG39 but my remote is dead and I believe a replacement is costly?
Does the heater needs recalibrating with a new remote?
Hi Peter, a new remote retails at $369. It does need to be paired to the unit when installed which is a very quick procedure and can be easily done following the instruction. It is just a button sequence that needs to be entered. Hope this helps!
|Heater Type||Fireplace and Flued|
|Max Room Size||14 m²|
|Colour / Finish||Black|
|Dimensions||762 x 660 x 448 mm|
|Features||Remote Control and Thermostat|
|Max Gas Input||40 mJ/h|
|Gas Type||LPG and Natural Gas|
|Manufacturer Warranty||25 year(s)|
|Release date||Feb 2010|
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