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​Types of Gas Fireplaces

​Types of Gas Fireplaces

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Types of Gas Fireplaces

For years, homeowners have often viewed fireplaces as a significant asset to the home for warmth, design, and ambiance. To obtain a fireplace, homeowners were previously forced to move or commit to costly renovations. However, modern advancements in gas appliances can now allow you to add a fireplace to your home at an affordable price. With a variety of different types available, flexible installation, and vastly improved energy efficiency, gas fireplaces are quickly becoming the hottest design feature of the modern home.

Venting Options

Direct-Vent

Direct-vented fireplaces are some of the safest and efficient systems for modern air tight homes and have the largest variety of design options for supplemental heating. Essentially, these systems move fumes and pollutants out of your house through a chimney or a vent leading to the exterior of your home. Furthermore, these systems are versatile in their venting, which can be installed through your roof or horizontally from the inside of your home to the exterior.

According to buildwithpropane.com, roughly “90% of gas fireplaces sold are directly-vent because of their efficiency, and versatility.” Additionally, gbenergy.com reported that on average “a direct-vent fireplace will be around 70%-85% energy efficient” and are the most popular fireplace choice among homeowners.

Horizontal Vent Kit

Horizontal Vent Kit

B-Vent

B-vent, also called natural vent, is a hearth product that takes in combustible air from inside your home and vents the exhaust and pollutants to the exterior of your home using a pipe system. B-vents produce effective convection heat and can be installed in buildings with only 7-8 foot ceilings, making them ideal for garages, barns, and work shops. Furthermore, B-vents can often utilize either natural gas or liquid propane.

Vertical Vent Kit

Vertical Vent Kit 

Ventless

Many homeowners, both domestically and internationally, enjoy the warmth and efficiency of ventless gas fireplaces in their homes. Ventless fireplace products can be installed without a chimney or the need to vent exhaust to the outside of your home. These products can be installed in most areas of your home, except for small rooms, and without a chimney creating downdrafts the heat generated can warm your home more efficiently. Additionally, sensors built in to the unit can automatically shut it off if oxygen levels in the room are low, which helps to keep you and your family safe.

ProCom Ventless Dual Fuel Stove

ProCom Ventless Dual Fuel Stove

The ProCom Heating Vent Free Gas Stove features a large viewing area allowing maximum viewing pleasure and a realistic fire-viewing experience. This gas stove uses patented dual fuel technology so you can use either natural gas or liquid propane gas. The 25,000 BTU dual burner gives you two rows of real flames and will reach up to 1,100 square feet of supplemental heat!


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