What is a Direct Vent Fireplace?

FAQ-DV-diagramA Direct Vent Fireplace is a gas fireplace (propane or natural gas) that has a flue at the top or back of the fireplace that vents directly out side. Fresh air is brought in through a pipe surrounding the exhaust flue so that no air is required from inside the home to sustain the fire. Unlike Vent-less Fireplaces, all the combustion gases are vented outside. The Direct Vent Fireplace has a glass plate that seals off the firebox from the room. Below and above the firebox are vents that allow cool air to enter at the bottom and exit as hot air at the top. The Quiet Fireplace Fan gently increases the flow of air around the firebox and pushes warm air out into the room and prevents over heating the mantle.