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Direct Vent Gas Fireplaces & Heaters

Not all homes have chimneys to remove fumes and exhaust, and those that do often have limited access points to the chimney. As a result, if you want to install a new gas fireplace in your home, especially in a nontraditional space such as a bedroom, serious vent work was once required.

Today, direct vent gas fireplaces and heaters don’t require the use of a chimney at all. If you’re interested in learning more about direct vent heating solutions for your home, contact Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC today. Our MetroWest area home heating experts will provide a full rundown of your options and can offer professional installation and ongoing maintenance for your new direct vent fireplace or heater.

Direct Venting Home Heating

Traditional venting requires a source of air for combustion and an outlet to remove the fumes from the fireplace or heater. For homes that didn’t already have the vent work in place, this could result in expensive overhauls and remodeling.

However, with direct vent technology, you can install a fireplace or heater without worrying about air flow. A direct vent fireplace draws its air supply from outside instead of in your home (reducing heat loss and keeping your air flow steady), and vents the same air outside after combustion.

A traditional fireplace without a direct vent tends to create a draft in the house due to the constant draw on your indoor air supply. It also sucks heat away from your furnace or boiler, making the fireplace much less efficient and possibly even costing you money.

With direct vent technology, these issues are a thing of the past. You can now have a fireplace installed nearly anywhere in your home without excess construction or higher energy bills.

Direct Vent Fireplace & Heater Installation

If you live in the Metro West Boston area and you’re considering having a direct vent gas fireplace or heater installed, call Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC first to set up a consultation. Our highly trained technicians can take the necessary measurements, explain your options and help you select the best direct vent heating solution for your home.