Direct Vent Fireplaces
While a traditional fireplace provides an open burning chamber that vents through a chimney, a direct vent fireplace does not require a chimney, and can vent horizontally out a sidewall or vertically to the roof. They has a sealed combustion chamber that is highly efficient, drawing in air for combustion from the outside and expelling gasses to the outside as well. The fixed front glass panel radiates a steady even radiant heat into the room. The direct vent fireplace heats a room without robbing it of oxygen or of the heated air it is providing, while also keeping it free of fumes and combustible materials such as embers or ash.
A direct vent fireplace can be a wonderful choice for rooms in which a traditional fireplace is not practical or possible. Direct-Vent fireplaces provide clean warmth and the cheery glow of real fire. Direct-Vent fireplaces save space by allowing furniture to be positioned closer to the fireplace opening.
If you’ve always wanted a fireplace but didn’t think it was possible – or considered the traditional fireplace too messy – you might consider a direct vent fireplace. It could be just what your home needs for those crisp winter nights.