Gas Fireplace Buying Guide
Fireplace Venting Techniques
Vent out through the roof by using an existing masonry or metal chimney
Existing masonry chimneys may need to be relined to ensure proper draft and prevent harmful condensation.
Can be vented vertically or horizontally so a conventional chimney is not needed, providing greater location flexibility.
Direct-vent uses two pipes (often one inside the other) to both draw the air needed for combustion and vents the gases outdoors.
Draw air from the inside of the home and burn so efficiently that there is no need for venting. They are the optimal choice as an additional heat source.
Vent-free units should not be installed in
bedrooms, bathrooms or other confined spaces, and are for occasional, attended and supplemental use only.
Vented Gas Logs
Vented log sets offer the lowest initial cost and simplest installation—right into existing wood-burning fireplaces. Vented through the flue, much of the heat is lost up the chimney (as in wood fires), making them primarily a decorative product
Casual Furniture World is pleased to offer the Woodland Timbers Vented Product that is both decorative and offers supplemental heat
Vent Free Gas Logs
Vent-free products draw air from the inside of the home and burn so efficiently and cleanly that there is no need for venting. Vent-free units should not be installed in bedrooms, bathrooms or other confined spaces, and are for occasional, attended and supplemental use only. Vent-free units require meeting special clearances. Vent-Free units can be installed in most existing fireplaces. (the damper must remain open in pre-fabricated fireplaces)
Direct Vent Units
Direct-vent products can be vented vertically or horizontally so a conventional chimney is not needed, providing greater location flexibility. Direct-vent uses two pipes (often one inside the other) to both draw outside air needed for combustion and vents the exhaust outdoors.
Direct Vent Units feature sealed combustion chambers that are ideal for those with Asthma or other respiratory concerns.
Freestanding Gas Stoves (Direct Vent and Vent-Free)
Freestanding gas stoves are self-contained units that resemble wood burning stoves. Gas stoves may take the place of an existing wood stove or may easily be installed as new unit in a variety of locations. Low clearances to combustibles allows for great flexibility in choosing an installation location.
Gas Stoves are available in both Direct Vent and Vent Free Models.
How to Measure Your Existing Fireplace
Use this handy chart to measure your existing fireplace space. Fill out the form below and bring it into our showroom and we’ll help you choose the right gas appliance.
Left Right Rear Floor
Natural Liquid Propane (LP)
Mantel Clearance Measurements
Please Bring Any Photos of Your Existing Fireplace to Help Us Assist You Better!
IMPORTANT Warranty & Installation Information
Proper installation by a licensed gas plumber is of utmost importance in assuring that your gas appliance is installed safely and functions properly. It is the responsibility of the installing persons or company to file any warranty claims or handle any technical support with the manufacturer of the gas appliance. Most manufacturers will require proof of a proper installation to process warranty claims.