Direct Vent Gas Fireplace
Direct vent fireplaces are visually appealing. They are so efficient that you can heat a large portion of your home with a direct vent fireplace. A smaller home can be heat be totally heated with one of these units. Some models of direct vent fireplaces can deliver (output) close to 20,000 BTU’s per hour.
The most common complaint with a direct vent fireplace is that it can work too well. It can create too much heat for the space. This will give you an idea of how much heat really escapes up a traditional fireplace chimney. A direct vent unit can capture and deliver up to 70 percent of the fire’s heat.
Many people like to see the fire’s flames dancing and rolling for the romantic effect. This usually means you have the fireplace running on high or near the high setting. To stay comfortable in a room, it may pay to purchase a smaller model or one that is not so efficient in order to have the romance and the comfort.