If you are considering adding a new fireplace or updating your old masonry one, you may be thinking about going with a gas hearth appliance. However, all of the different options to choose from can be overwhelming and confusing. Before you make a decision on which type of fireplace to buy, you should educate yourself on the pros and cons of each available option. Knowing exactly what each option will bring to your home can help you make the right choice.
At Ashbusters, our knowledgeable staff can tell you everything you need to know about any type of hearth appliance. We would like to tell you a bit more about an option that is getting more and more popular – direct vent gas fireplaces.
How do direct vent fireplaces work?
According to HGTV, a traditional gas fireplace gets the air it needs for combustion from the inside of your home, but a direct vent gas fireplace uses outdoor air instead. This type of fireplace uses a double vent pipe that pulls in air through the outer chamber while combustion gases are exhausted through the inner chamber. A convection loop is created from the natural flow of heat, and this can provide more heat to your home.
What are the advantages of direct vent gas fireplaces?
One of the biggest benefits of this type of fireplace is being able to add one of these units anywhere you wish in your home because it can be vented through a wall. You can also have the fireplace vented through the roof if finding wall space is an issue. When your fireplace is not attached to a chimney, you do not have to worry about a backdraft causing a smoke-filled room. This makes a direct vent fireplace a safer choice. Ashbusters feels the greatest advantage is how much this type of fireplace can increase the energy efficiency in your home. Not only do you get more heat because of the way the double vent pipe works, but glass doors seal off a direct vent gas fireplace which prevents heat loss.
What options of direct vent fireplaces can I expect to find at Ashbusters?
In our online fireplace store, we are proud to sell a wide variety of direct vent fireplaces that are manufactured by Regency Fireplace Products. A well-known brand that has been made in America for over 35 years, Regency offers many different styles and shapes of direct vent gas fireplaces, and you can count on them for hearth appliances that are high-quality, economical, clean-burning, energy efficient, and beautiful in any home.
If you are looking to get more heat for less money this winter, a direct vent gas fireplace can be the perfect choice. Contact us at Ashbusters to learn more about our fireplace sales and professional installation services.