A fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere in your home, so it’s natural to start considering your options. If you’ve been thinking of installing a fireplace, you may think that you only need to decide whether you prefer wood-burning or gas. Homeowners who are looking for a low-maintenance option may want to consider a gas fireplace. But they often don’t consider other aspects of a gas fireplace, such as direct vent systems. What is a direct vent fireplace, anyway? A direct vent fireplace system is sealed off completely from the inside of your home. It pulls combustion air in from outdoors for and then vents fumes out of your home. This type of fireplace system offers some great perks, so here are some benefits of direct vent gas fireplaces to consider.
Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces are Environmentally-Friendly and Energy-Efficient.
Direct vent fireplaces don’t impact the air quality inside of your home. This means they’re great for the environment because of how efficiently the fuel burns and reduces pollution.
If you’re looking to warm up your living space, direct vent gas fireplaces provide great heat. If you choose to add a blower to your fireplace, it can send even more heat out into the room. So you can heat your home with less fuel, which further increases your home’s heating efficiency and saves on energy costs.
Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces Offer Versatile Installation and Design.
Direct vent fireplaces are extremely versatile in where they can be installed. They do not require a chimney and vents can go out through the roof or a side wall, making installation a little less intrusive. This means a direct vent gas fireplace can be installed in almost any room in your home. With this in mind, why settle for only having a fireplace in the living room when you can add one in your bathroom and bedroom, as well?
This type of fireplace also comes in a variety of styles. From modern sleek to rustic warmth, direct vent gas fireplaces have the design options that will fit your home. In fact, you can even modify a wood-burning fireplace to become a direct vent fireplace. Plus, you don’t have to worry about hanging a television or art piece above the mantle – it’s perfectly safe! So you truly have plenty of freedom when decorating the space surrounding a direct vent gas fireplace.
These are just a couple of benefits out of many when it comes to adding a direct vent gas fireplace to your home. Does this sound like the fireplace for you? We have many models and styles of gas fireplaces for you to choose from here at IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces. Come by and take a look! Or you can call in to chat with our fireplace experts. We’ve been serving Rocky Mountain residents for 43 years, so we know fireplaces! We’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Call today to start planning your new gas fireplace installation!