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Convenience and efficiency make gas fireplaces the number one choice for most homeowners. The newest models have all the realism of a roaring wood fire, but none of the struggle or mess associated with burning wood.
Unvented or vent-free gas fireplaces are a common here in the Carolinas because they are easy to install and adequate for supplemental heating during our mild winters. There are some sizing considerations and indoor air quality concerns, but flexible installation makes it possible to put a vent-free fireplace practically anywhere*.
Direct vent gas fireplaces are the best choice when a fireplace is to be used primarily for heat. The idea is simple: all combustion products are exhausted to outside using a coaxial or collinear vent, which also provides all of the combustion air. The result is a very efficient gas fireplace that provides the same sort of comforting radiant heat that we get from a wood fire. The technology also allows for very good realism and installation flexibility. Most models can vent horizontally through a wall or vertically through a roof. There are no negative effects associated with using the fireplaces for longs hours (24 hours a day, if you like!) and efficiencies are very high.
Natural vent technology is the oldest technology and least efficient, but many times is the best product for the application if realism is a priority and heat is not a concern. Natural vent (sometimes called gravity-vent or b-vent) fireplaces rely on convection (hot air rising) to vent properly and require vertical venting and will draw most of the combustion air from the home. It is possible to use these principles using a combination of wood-burning fireplaces with gas logs which can be the most dramatic and realistic gas fireplaces.
Most gas fireplaces can be operated from a wall switch or remote control. Some remote controls can also raise and lower the flame height, change fan speeds or regulate the temperature by thermostat. There are many different looks available - please browse through what we have here and let us know if there is anything in particular you are looking for . . .
* the North Carolina Building code does not permit unvented products in bedrooms and limits bathroom installations to 6,000 BTUs. South Carolina permits up to 10,000 BTUs in a bedroom. Other areas vary.
The name says it all! An Xtrordinary 864 square inches of expansive glass let you enjoy our most massive display of flames to date. The 864 HO (High Output) offers more heat for colder climates and heats larger spaces - up to 2,250 sq. ft. It can be vented to two additional heat zones for a faster transfer of heat to those areas.
The Luxury Clean-Face Tahoe has a ceramic glass view window for exceptional heat transfer and a unique burner that delivers a rich flame pattern. The 9-piece ceramic fiber log set is hand painted for stunning realism with detailed bark, knots, and charring. With its large ceramic glass window and clean-face design, this luxury direct-vent fireplace creates the illusion of a site-built fireplace, but offers the convenience and operating efficiency of a modern gas system.
Mendota's FullView fireplace has a generous view of a beautiful log fire and offers great heat output ranging from 40,000 to 13,000 BTUH for the FV41 and 45,500 to 13,600 BTUH for the FV46. It can be easily customized with a choice of fronts, doors, andirons and interior linings.
Any gas fire, when well-engineered looks great. But once you discover the Intrigue’s fire, you will find no equal in the industry! The glowing embers are positioned below the log set. it is designed to reproduced the look of a real wood fire to a degree never achieved before using gas. The gorgeous flame matches the look of much larger BTU-rated fireplaces on the market but in turn consumes less gas in the process, providing you with incredible enjoyment while performing more economically than other fireplaces.
With its clean vertical lines the Forest Hills Portrait-Style Fireplace adds a striking design element to your home décor. Available in Contemporary and Traditional models, these unique fireplaces offer several designer options to let you create your perfect fireplace.
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