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The Heat & Glo LUX60: This is not your father's fireplace


1/20/2009 (Minneapolis)

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As the leader in innovation and design, Heat & Glos Modern Collection continues to redefine the gas fireplace for consumers seeking comfort, style and convenience. At the 2009 International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week, Heat & Glo will unveil its most daring and aesthetically stimulating member of the Modern Collection the LUX60.

The LUX60 is a large-scale fireplace that commands control over the entire room. While it measures five feet wide by five feet tall, it is designed for zero clearance installation providing for placement flexibility. The flame is appropriately sized to the fireplace large and high reaching. At the base of the flame is a sculpture burner featuring randomly placed stainless steel tubes that illuminate with the fires heat. The refractory is enhanced with LED lights that can be turned on with or without the flames for a dramatic effect. The front of the LUX60 has a bold, industrial modern design, adding a hint of masculinity to the fireplace. The LUX60 captures the alluring effect of color in a gas fireplace like never before and is sure to set trends in the fireplace industry.

This direct vent gas fireplace is for sophisticated homeowners who want to make a strong statement about their unique dcor style. Premium buyers purchase luxury, one-of-a-kind products, said Dave Miller, Heat & Glo brand manager. The Heat & Glo LUX60 was designed for this group, who wouldnt consider buying a commodity product, especially when it comes to an emotional purchase like a fireplace.

More than a fad, modern styling and dcor have become a legitimate trend in interior design. Over the last several years, we have seen a convergence of modern style-driven consumers in our market, said Miller. The modern fireplace has become mainstream, and many of the people purchasing them would not consider a traditional-looking gas fireplace because it simply does not fit with their dcor.

The LUX60 features direct vent gas technology, maintaining indoor air quality by expelling 100 percent of the fireplaces combustion exhaust, moisture and odors outside the home. Its sealed combustion system keeps by-products, such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and excess moisture from entering the home. Direct vent gas technology also helps builders earn green building points. It is the preferred technology in every green building program, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Home Building Standards, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED for Homes and ENERGY STARs Indoor Air Package. It is also an American Lung Association Midwest Health House program Clean Air Choice.

The LUX06 is on display at the International Builders Show in booth #C5643. For product images and additional information, visit www.fireplaces.com/profitsolutions.com, and click on Media Kits.

Heat & Glo is a brand of Hearth & Home Technologies. Heat & Glo brings together elegance and innovation to offer hearth products with distinct design, sophistication and style that set apart virtually any room of the home. For more information, please visit us online at heatnglo.com.

About Hearth & Home Technologies Inc.

Hearth & Home Technologies is the worlds leading provider of whole hearth systems including fireplaces, stoves and inserts, as well as furnaces that utilize biomass fuels. Its family of brands includes Harman, Heatilator, Heat & Glo, Quadra-Fire and Fireside Hearth & Home retail stores and builder design centers. The company offers a wide variety of energy efficient and environmentally sustainable hearth products, which are manufactured, packaged and delivered with respect for the environment. Hearth & Home Technologies is a subsidiary of HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI), the second largest office furniture manufacturer in the United States. More information can be found at www.hearthnhome.com