What Are Vented Gas Fireplaces?

Vented Fireplaces utilize either an existing chimney or a small vent (much like a dryer) to use outside air in the combustion and exhaust process. They are extremely safe, energy efficient, and offer the same appeal as traditional wood-burning systems.

Here are some of the features you will find in a vented system:

  • Vented Gas fireplaces use outside air for combustion, expelling 100% of the combustion exhaust and by-products. They do this by featuring a sealed chamber that draws in fresh air from the outside and discards all gaseous by-products back outside. This double-wall venting system makes sure that your indoor air quality is unaffected, while you still get the warmth and ambiance of your fireplace.
  • Vented Gas Fireplace
    Many direct vent fireplaces use gas logs that provide the warmth and glow of a real wood burning fire without any of the inconvenience. Many gas logs are made out of a ceramic fiber material that has an extremely high insulation factor. This allows them to tolerate, trap, and radiate significantly more heat into a room than a metal fireplace or insert and is quieter because no fan is needed.
  • Many direct vent fireplaces also feature a control system that provides energy conservation even as you are enjoying the warmth of a fire. These control systems feature intermittent-pilot ignition (IPI), allowing you to conserve fuel and money when the fireplace is not in use. This means that the pilot is not constantly a drain on your resources. In addition, the system offers seamless transition from AC to battery backup in a power outage, as well as built-in safety features and memory settings. Finally, most of these control systems feature the ease of wireless remotes.


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