All About Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Inserts
By Doug Hetsch
September 13, 2018
Direct Vent Gas Fireplace
As much as you enjoy your masonry wood-burning fireplace, you know it is not a very efficient heating source. If you have been thinking about upgrading your fireplace, you need to consider converting it. We offer an energy efficient heat provider option with a direct vent gas fireplace insert. It gives you more warmth for less money. As a proud vendor and trusted installer of Valor direct vent gas fireplace inserts, we can help you find the right one.
What exactly is a direct vent gas fireplace insert and how does it work?
It is also known as a “smart fireplace”. A direct vent gas fireplace insert is an appliance and liner system that is installed into an existing fireplace. Traditional fireplaces pull air from the inside of your home for combustion. However, direct vent gas fireplaces pulls outdoor air to heat your home. This type of fireplace has a double vent pipe that pulls in air from the outside for combustion. And it uses the outer chamber and pushes out fumes and exhaust through the inner chamber of the pipe.
According toHGTV, a convention loop is created by this natural flow of heat through the double vent pipe. The firebox of a direct vent gas fireplace insert has a steel frame surround that seals it off from your home. This means that you do not have to increase the usage of your HVAC system to compensate for heated air escaping your home because of your chimney. It also protects you and your family from breathing any combustion fumes that could cause respiratory and other health issues.
What are the advantages of a direct vent gas fireplace insert?
As mentioned above, you will not be losing as much heated air from your home through the chimney since this type of hearth heating appliance is a sealed system. This greatly decrease your heating costs while increasing the efficiency of your home each winter. Majority of the different types of gas fireplaces have the advantage of boosting heating efficiency, but only direct vent gas inserts have the benefit of the metal seal. This also allows you to use your fireplace 24 hours a day, if you need to.
Increase the energy efficiency of your home this winter while decreasing your heating costs.Contact ustoday at 502-435-2364 at All American Chimney Service to make an appointment, or visit our showroom to look at our wide selection of Valor direct vent gas fireplace inserts!