What Are Direct Vent Fireplaces and Direct Vent Gas Inserts?

Fire places add to a home’s comfort. They can make your home more appealing to your family, friends, and future buyers. Unfortunately, traditional fireplaces are often a lot of work. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way! Direct vent fireplaces and gas inserts are the best selling fireplaces today; but what exactly is the difference between these and traditional fireplaces? The major difference is that all of the gasses produced by the fireplace are vented directly outside with a venting system that is specific to the unit. However, there is an array of other benefits that go with direct vent fireplaces and gas inserts.

Hampton H15 Small Direct Vent Stove

Hampton H15 Small Direct Vent Stove

Efficiency- Direct vent technology is about five times more efficient than traditional fireplaces—which is a lot of savings!

Health- When wood burns in a traditional fireplace, carbon monoxide and particulates from the fire are released into the surrounding area. In high concentrations, carbon monoxide is poisonous. Because direct vent fireplaces vent the air from the fire directly outside, no harmful byproducts are released into the building. This makes direct vent technology a much more healthful option in comparison to traditional options.

Those benefits apply to either direct vent fireplaces or direct vent gas inserts; however, there are further benefits to choosing a direct vent gas insert.

Direct Vent Gas Insert Benefits

  • Ease and Convenience- With gas inserts, there is no need to cut, haul, stack, or stock fire wood. There is no need to clean between fires or wait for your fire to die out before going to bed. A simple flip of the switch will generate the heat and ambiance of a fire, and another flip will put an end to the fire.
  • Clean Burning- Although wood burning fireplaces have come a long way in efficiency and emission reduction over the years, gas is still more efficient than wood. As a result, there is less pollution, less clean up, and less wasted energy.
  • Realistic Wood and Fire- You may be wary about gas inserts because of realism. There’s just something about a real fire. Fortunately, getting a gas insert doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the feeling of a traditional fire. Gas inserts have been getting more and more realistic looking and you can enjoy them with the flick of a switch!Aesthetic Variety- Our gas inserts come in a wide variety of style options. Rest assured, no matter what look you’re going for, we probably have a gas insert that will match your needs.

If you are unsure what option is right for your family and need help deciding, our Comfort Consultants are available to answer any questions you may have and help you decide. We want you to walk away with the best fit possible. Just call us at 203-283-4459 or stop by and see us! We’ll be more than happy to help. If you already know what option you prefer, click here to start shopping now!



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