Direct Vent Fireplaces
Heats the Whole Room Evenly for Just Pennies an Hour
Direct vent fireplaces provide an efficient, cost effective means for a warm, cozy living environment that you and your family can enjoy. Direct vent fireplaces can be easily installed in any room of your home or even outside.
Direct vent fireplaces do not use the air from the room in order to heat the home; they use the air from outside. The air from outside is transformed into heat and the products of combustion are then returned back outside. The air which was contaminated during the combustion process is then eliminated from the home. This method improves the air in your home and is known to produce better results than what most other types of fireplaces have the capability of providing.
Now you're probably wondering exactly how the air is ventilated outside. There are two methods in which the air is ventilated: vertically and horizontally. Vertical ventilation occurs when the vent runs through the roof. The air travels through the vent and out through the roof, never entering the rooms in your home. Horizontal ventilation acts in the same manner except that the air is ventilated through an outside wall. The air travels through a flue pipe. This is a double concentric pipe which exhausts the contaminated air out the center of the pipe and brings the outdoor air in through the outside of the pipe. Vertical and horizontal ventilation are both equally effective with this type of fireplace.
These fireplaces look just like traditional fireplaces and are just as pleasing to the eye as any other form of fireplace on the market. One of the benefits of these fireplaces is the fact that they release the air so evenly throughout the room that you don't need to sit right in front of the fireplace in order to feel the warmth. This type of fireplace distributes the air evenly so the entire room is the same temperature.
If you're looking for an effective, healthy way to heat your home, direct ventilation fireplaces are the way to go. When shopping for one of these heating units expect to pay at least a thousand dollars for a well-made unit. The original cost is quite expensive; however, the effectiveness is worth it, plus these models operate for just pennies an hour.