Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces
The direct vent fireplace is a type of gas fireplace that can use propane or natural gas. They can be started with a flip of a switch and even be used when your electric is out! The firebox in the fireplace is completely sealed off from your space by a glass panel. The air for the fireplace is drawn from outside and the exhaust from the combustion is pushed back outside.
There is not a risk with a direct vent fireplace of carbon monoxide poisoning or back-drafting since the firebox is completely sealed off.
A direct vent fireplace can be installed anywhere within your home and even installed in smaller rooms. We suggest researching your local codes before installing as some places have banned this type of fireplace.
Direct vent fireplaces are rated as one of the highest in heating efficiency. There is also a reduced risk of fire hazards due to being shielded from sparks getting outside of the fireplace.
Direct vent fireplaces produce a considerable heat output into your home. As a gas fireplace, they are very heat efficient and a fireplace blower can be used to push the heat out further.
Since a direct vent fireplace does not require a chimney, the risk of cool air coming in through the chimney and hot are rising out is gone. This fireplace can comfortably heat a large room and keep the room nice and cozy. You can adjust the heat that comes from this fireplace by the amount of gas feeding into the fireplace.
All of our direct vent fireplaces include their own gas log set. Please note that the gas log set that comes with the fireplaces cannot be modified or changed as they are made for the particular type of fireplace. The gas logs are made of cement or ceramic to withstand the heat of the fire and include a grate and glowing ember bed.
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