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What Is a Direct Vent Fireplace?

If you are considering installing a new fireplace or upgrading an existing one in your San Antonio area home, consider a direct-vent fireplace! But what exactly is a direct vent fireplace and how do they compare to traditional models? Let’s take a look.

What Are Direct Vent Fireplaces & How Do They Work?

A direct vent fireplace is a prefabricated fireplace made of metal that is part of a sealed-combustion system. This type of system draws fresh outdoor air into the firebox, a unique distinction from traditional fireplaces and inserts.

Because this fireplace doesn’t need a chimney, most models of direct vent fireplaces are perfect solutions for bedrooms, basements, living areas and just about anywhere else in your home. The sleek, modern designs can blend with any style and decor in your home, and serve as the focal point of any room.

Benefits of a Direct Vent Fireplace

Direct vent fireplaces are extremely efficient when you compare them to their traditional counterparts. This type of fireplace can operate at a higher efficiency rate, compared to other models. One of the most attractive features of a direct vent fireplace is the ability to operate without the use of electricity.

The flexible vent system that this type of fireplace uses for operation allows installation that can navigate around common obstacles like beams, wall supports and joists. This means there are fewer connections and pieces needed for installation.

Direct Vent Fireplace Installation in San Antonio, Texas

Installed Building Products San Antonio can help you discover the possibilities when it comes to direct vent fireplaces for your home. Our highly-trained and experienced technicians can help you choose the right products to suit your unique needs with high-quality products and superior installation services.

If you are considering a direct vent fireplace for your home, give us a call or click here to contact us today for your free consultation and see how we can help make a difference!

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