Although warmer weather is on the way, now is the perfect time to be thinking about updating your old fireplace. Not only are there amazing prices, but your fireplace will be ready before the fall and winter burning season. However, with so many options, it can be hard determining what kind of fireplace is best for you.

All American Chimney Service is proud to offer a wide variety of fireplaces, stoves, and inserts in our complete online fireplace store. In addition, our expert staff is happy to help you choose the best fuel type and model for your home. One of the most popular kinds of fireplaces that we have been selling is the direct vent gas fireplace. This type has several advantages over the traditional gas fireplace in the areas of safety, efficiency, and versatility. If you are considering a new fireplace, you may find that a direct vent gas fireplace is the best choice for your home.

How do direct vent fireplaces work?

The fireplace consists of a double vent pipe. One pipe pulls in outdoor air through the outer chamber. The other pipe exhausts combustion fumes out of the inner chamber. A convention loop of a natural heat flow is created, which eliminates the need for a flue. All American Chimney Service can install the pipe through an outside wall of your home.

What are the benefits of a direct vent gas fireplace?

This type of fireplace can be safer than a traditional gas fireplace. With direct vent fireplaces you do not have to worry about backdrafting issues that can lead to toxic gases leaking into your home. Prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide can cause serious health problems, including organ damage and possibly even death. Direct vent gas fireplaces are incredibly efficient heating appliances. According to Do It Yourself, studies have shown that 78 percent of the natural gas or propane burned is transformed into usable heat.

You will also notice less heat escaping as these fireplaces are completely sealed off by glass doors. Finally, since a direct vent gas fireplace does not require a chimney for installation, versatility is a major advantage. Even if you do not have the space to install the pipe through a wall, All American Chimney Service can vent the fireplace out of the roof.

In our online fireplace store, you will find a wide variety of direct vent gas fireplaces. We also offer traditional wood-burning and gas fireplaces, stoves, and inserts. Contact us at All American Chimney Service to learn about your new fireplace options.