If you always dreamed of having your own fireplace but do not like the traditional one which needs a chimney, maybe now is the time to make your dream come true. There is one in the market which has become quite popular and it is called the direct vent fireplace enclosed incense burnerusing zero clearance technology.
What exactly is a direct vent fireplace? This kind does not need a chimney. This type uses the air from the outside and transforms it into heat. The polluted air during the combustion process is eliminated from the space. It has a completely enclosed front glass which isolates the burner and specialized logs from the inside. The flame does not touch the indoor air because it is contained by the enclosed chamber. When the glass is heated, radiant heat emits into your living space which gradually warms the entire area.
Air is ventilated horizontally or vertically. The horizontal direct ventilation fireplace vents through a side vent and duct and needs less vent pipe. It runs parallel to the fireplace and the contaminated air is ventilated out of the wall in the side through a constricted flue or pipe inside a pipe. The outside pipe brings the outdoor air in. A smaller space for the fireplace is ideal for this type. The vertical direct vent fireplace vents its fumes and exhaust from the wood pellet stove through a vertical vent and duct that is built through the roof. The vent pipes run perpendicular to the fireplace and hot air exits upward and out through the roof with a single 7" or 8" hole. A fireplace that is being placed in a bigger space would be better for a vertical type system because of its longer vent pipe configuration.
This kind of fireplace have many types of kits, models and brands. They come in prefabricated metals with wood frame. There are models which display authentic fire and glowing embers. If you like to make a dramatic impact, you can buy incense which simulates the aroma of log fire. You can go on and find out the dimensions and specifications of those made by Napoleon, Heatilator, Heat n Go and Mendota, to name a few. You can also visit other dealers or some websites. Starting price goes from USD 450 and up. When you purchase one, have it built and installed by a certified fireplace enclosed incense burner installer accredited with the National Fireplace Institute.
The system is energy-efficient and uses biomass fuel such as propane or butane. Your energy power bill can go down. As a matter of fact, it is claimed that a 25,000 BTU fireplace can heat up a 1,500 square ft. area of a one level room. Depending on your space, the heat from the fireplace will gradually surround the whole place evenly. When installed properly, it can provide warmth, relaxed mood, comfort and enjoyment to you and your loved ones during those many long and cold nights!