Direct vent fireplaces utilize coaxial or collinear flue systems.
The outer flue draws all of its combustion air from outside the house and then expels it through the inner flue. High efficiency direct vent fireplaces are unique in that they can be installed horizontally through an exterior wall or vertically through a roof, making them a great option for people who need a venting system outside of a typical vertical chimney.
All direct vent fireplaces have a fixed glass panel with a rope gasket, keeps the fireplace from exchanging air with the room and makes heating much faster and more efficient. And as of 2015, a protective screen is required to be installed in front of the glass panel, which protects children, pets, and materials from a hot fireplace.
Direct vent fireplaces have a high efficiency rating and do not impact indoor air quality of a home. Many of the leading manufacturers have prioritize their time, money and resources into direct vent technology, which has created a wide range of styles, sizes and features associated within this fireplace and insert category. At Godby Hearth & Home, we see direct vent gas technology being the most in demand and most popular items we install and service today.
Are you ready to enjoy a more efficient and effective fireplace?
Stop by one of our two showrooms to learn more about your options and how we can help you install a new direct vent insert into your fireplace today.