The right flue for the right AGA
Early AGA cookers were designed to burn solid fuel, but since their initial production the AGA has moved on to Natural Gas, LPG, Oil, and Electric.
For some, the fuel option will be made simpler by the fuels available to your property. With the introduction of a number of electric AGAs with added flexibility, the necessity for a flue liner will depend on the AGA type.
AGA flue installation for Hemel Hempstead homes
There are a number of flue options to consider with an AGA.
Balanced AGA Flue - Natural Gas & LPG Only
A balanced flue can be used when an AGA is being sited on an external wall using 2 pipes; one to bring in fresh air supply to the burner and one to discharge products of combustion.
Whilst we do not offer any Balanced Flue installation service we can offer a range of repair and servicing options for Balanced AGA Flues.
AGA Power Flue - Natural Gas & LPG Only
A power flue is suitable for properties where there is no conventional flue option or where restrictions on balanced flues apply. It is ideal for cookers being sited on an internal wall or island unit.
The 50mm power flue pipe can run up to 6 metres in length through a maximum of 6 x 90° bends or up to 9 metres with one bend.
Oven Vent - AGA 13amp, AGA 30amp, AGA Dual Control & AGA Total Control Only
With electric AGAs, there is no need for a flue, however just like all heat storage AGAs, the cast iron ovens are vented to the outside.
On electric models this is achieved through a 28mm (1") diameter copper pipe which can travel up to 6 metres to a small fan box mounted on an external wall or into an existing conventional flue.
Room Vent - Dual Control, Total Control & City60 Only
AGAs new range of electric cast iron cookers can simply vent into the room like a standard electric range cooker. Quite often, an extractor hood is fitted above the cooker for condensation as a result of cooking and any cooking smells.
Conventional AGA Flue - Oil, Natural Gas, LPG & Multi Fuel
The conventional flue (or open flue) uses a flue rising from the top of the cooker and terminating above the roof. A conventional flue can be achieved by either lining a chimney with a flexible flue-liner or with a rigid twin-wall flue pipe on the outside of the property.
A conventional flue for an AGA requires a 4” pipe out of the cooker, usually black vitreous enamelled, connecting into a 5” flexible flue liner or twin-wall stainless steel flue pipe.
The flue must rise continuously with no horizontal or flat pipe. The flue cannot be in use by another appliance.
HELP…. Does Your AGA Flue Need Urgent Repair?
If you don’t want to be without your AGA Cooker for 2-3 weeks then we can offer a same day or next day service (subject to availability). This allows us to remove the flue and repair it rapidly.
We offer an AGA breakdown cover Monday to Saturday. We aim to get to you within 24-48 hours.
Hemel Hempstead Home Counties Heating Services
We specialise in supply, installation and servicing of flues for AGA, Rayburn, Stoves, Gas Boilers and Oil Boilers. Additional benefits include:
- Comprehensive annual servicing
- FREE survey and estimates
- Extended warranties available
- All work fully guaranteed