The Benefit of Direct Vent Gas Fireplace
The direct vent gas fireplace is typical fireplace which use gas as its fuel. Furthermore, it has venting system to make combustion gasses vented outside directly without the addition of foundation or masonry like traditional fireplace. This venting system makes the healthier inside environment for the user. Replace traditional to modern fireplace can be a fine option, since it brings you more benefits like efficiency and health factors compared to traditional fireplace. For the efficiency factor, since the gasses that vented are combustion gasses, it makes the rate of efficiency about 85% to maintain the heat inside compared to traditional fireplace which only has about 15% efficiency.
For the health issue because of vent system make all the combustion gasses which contains are carbon monoxide and some particulates cannot spread around the interior area. It means it can avoid you to breathe in these dangerous poisonous gasses. Moreover, it is also good for exterior environment. However, to gain all this beneficial things you need to purchase direct vent gas fireplace. However, if you find difficulty to find the right one, here are some considerations to concern. First, is about the size and shape. This typical gas fireplace has distinctive size and shape you can pick, start to two until four glass partitions which dimension can be varied.
So that, you need to do kind of accurate measurement to the place where you place the fireplace- second, it is about the heating rating which given by the fireplace. It means about the expectation of heat you want when you sit near the fireplace. Third, it is about venting position of your fireplace. You can choose whether you want a rear (horizontal) venting or top venting. A rear venting makes the gasses go through the wall, while top venting make the gasses goes through the roof. Fourth, think about the type of ignition you want such as electric ignition or pilot light ignition for your direct vent gas fireplace