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Direct Vent Fireplaces

Wed 22 Nov 2006 - 14:00

Direct Vent Fireplaces
By Eric Morris

Fireplaces are usually appliances that are constructed in homes. They are made to house an open fire for heating proposes and sometimes to cook. A fireplace is an ideal place to relax with family and friends on a cold wintry day. It could be the best place to converse with friends and family or read a book. In fact, when it comes right down to it, nothing quite matches the warmth and ambiance of flickering flames in a fireplace. If you do not have a fireplace as a feature in your home, a direct vent fireplace is the perfect answer.

Direct vent fireplaces look like a fireplace, but solve the problem of burning wood. They integrate technology to get rid of noxious fumes and the trouble required to setup a wood fire. Traditional fireplaces are made of brick and mortar, with a foundation and a chimney. Direct vent fireplaces use a method called "zero clearance technology." They are made of metal and are designed to fit in a wooden frame. Another feature of this fireplace is that it does not require a foundation or chimney to direct the smoke. The smoke that is generated can be vented directly out of the wall. Direct vent fireplaces are easier and less expensive to install.

Direct vent fireplaces use natural gas or propane to burn. Most of them have a glass door to seal the gas piping and prevent leakages. Because they are gas-fired, these units address the serious problem of wood-smoke pollution. Unlike wood-burners, these gas fireplaces give off virtually no particulates.

In modern homes, direct vent fireplaces have taken over the conventional style of fireplaces. They are environmental friendly and can be easily installed in any home. Prices for the fireplaces vary, depending upon size, style and finish. They start at about $450 -- a small price to pay for the value, comfort and enjoyment they bring to a home.

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