A direct vent (DV) fireplace system is a simple, glass-enclosed combustion box that mounts to your wall or within your existing mantle and uses propane to create a flickering flame at the click of a button.
The box uses two pipes that run to and from your unit – one to draw air in from outside to support combustion, the other to transfer exhaust air outside your home. A direct vent system – which can be installed in about a day – is hung along an exterior wall to keep the pipe runs as simple as possible (a DV system can also be installed somewhere else in your home and vented through the roof).
Direct vent fireplace advantages
Why choose a direct vent propane fireplace for your West Virginia or western Maryland home? Consider these big advantages:
More than twice as efficient as a wood-burning fireplace, with an average of 60-80 percent efficiency
Convenient, with minimal preparation and maintenance required
Excellent thermal transfer; may be used as primary heat source in your room
Can operate with a remote or thermostat
Propane powered, which means they can provide heat during a power outage
Also available in fireplace insert, cast iron stove, or heater models
Have a hearth this fall
If you’ve always wanted a fireplace but didn’t want to deal with the hassle or expense of installing or maintaining one, a direct vent propane system could be just what you’re looking for.