Types, options and controls of direct-vent fireplaces vary from one manufacturer to manufacturer and from model to model. While some models have a standing safety pilot light that burns continuously to light the main burner whenever the gas is turned on, others have electric spark ignition to save energy. Some of them have a piezoelectric ignition used when there is no electrical hookup at the fireplace. Some of these fireplaces use a millivolt generator so the fireplace can operate even when there is no power.
These direct-vent fireplace systems can be operated using a wall switch, a thermostat or even a remote control. Some remote controls even have adjustable thermostats, blower-speed controls, and flame-height adjustments. These models are little costly.
Few other options are available when it comes to accessories for direct-vent fireplace – variable-speed fans to boost circulation, special trim kits, propane gas conversion kits, decorative screens, and firebrick-style fireboxes are few of the options. Check out your dealer for more options and accessories.
Types of Direct-Vent Fireplaces
Direct-vent gas fireplaces are available in different looks and design. Standard style includes one-sided models but two-sided, three-sided (peninsula), four-sided (island) styles, bay-window shapes and corner units are also widely available.
These direct-vent fireplace units are available in different sizes.
Both top and rear-venting models are available. Vents may run vertically or horizontally depending upon the model.
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