Fireplaces Direct Blog

  1. What is a Direct Vent Fireplace?

    Here’s what you need to know

    Most factory-built or “manufactured” gas fireplaces today are designed as “direct-vent” fireplaces. These energy-efficient venting systems have replaced more outdated designs, and in fact, are the primary style of fireplace installed in homes built within the last 20 to 30 years.

  2. How to Select and Install a Gas Fireplace Log Set

    Get a classic fireplace look with modern convenience

    A fireplace can completely change the look of a room, but there’s more to installing a gas log set than just choosing an attractive model within your budget. With the sheer number of configurable, customizable, and interchangeable options available, the buying process may seem overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help you find the perfect log set for your fireplace—and make sure it’s installed properly, too.

  3. Does an Electric Fireplace Add Value to a Home?

    More Answers to your Electric Fireplace Questions

    In previous articles, we’ve addressed some of the most common questions about electric fireplaces and how to select the right model for your home. Today, we’re back with more common questions you may find yourself asking during the buying and installation processes. Without further ado, here are more answers to your electric fireplace questions.

  4. What You Need to Know About Gas Fireplace Logs

    Are you considering a gas log set?

    Decorative gas appliances, or as we refer to them — gas log sets — can enhance any living space. And with modern design, a gas log set can look just as natural as a real wood-burning fireplace—without the smoke or ash. However, gas logs aren’t a one-size-fits-all solution, so we’re here to help you find the best option for your unique fireplace installation.Here are some of the most common questions we get regarding gas fireplaces and gas log sets.

  5. Are Electric Fireplaces Energy Efficient?

    What you need to know about electric fireplaces

    Electric fireplaces offer a unique and convenient heating option for homeowners. Available in a wide variety of designs, sizes, and appearances, an electric fireplace can work in almost any installation depending on the needs of the customer. If its heat and energy efficiency you’re after, here are the factors you need to consider when selecting an electric fireplace.

  6. What is the Best Electric Fireplace?

    What to consider when buying an electric fireplace

    It can be difficult to figure out where to begin when shopping for a new electric fireplace. In addition to the obvious decisions like the appearance of the unit, there are many technical considerations you’ll need to make, as well. The process can seem daunting at first, which is why we’ve put together this helpful guide. We’re here to answer some of the most common questions you may find yourself asking as you begin shopping for the right electric fireplace for your home.

  7. Fireplace Remote Control How-To Videos

    Fireplace Remote Control How-To Videos

    Fireplace remote controls can offer plenty of different features to control your gas fireplace - from simple on/off control to thermostatic, there's no question these remote controls can simplify your favorite appliance. But, because fireplaces go long periods of time without use, getting the remote synced back up with the fireplace can take some effort - hopefully these videos will help!

  8. Chimney and Venting Pipe Buying Guide

    Chimney and Venting Pipe Buying Guide

    This guide will help you understand the different types of piping systems that are available and which one will work for your system.Chimney Pipe is the term used for wood burning appliances and includes Class A chimney pipe and Stove pipe. Venting pipe is used for gas appliances and includes Direct Vent pipe, Type B Gas Vent pipe, and Pellet Vent pipe.Chimney Pipe is the term used for wood burning appliances and includes Class A chimney pipe and Stove pipe. Venting pipe is used for gas appliances and includes Direct Vent pipe, Type B Gas Vent pipe, and Pellet Vent pipe.

  9. Frequently Asked Questions About Fireplace Remote Controls

    Have a question about your fireplace remote control?

    You’re not alone! We get calls about fireplace remote controls all the time, so we’ve put together this helpful FAQ sheet with some of the most common questions we get to help you save time.

  10. How to Choose the Best Fireplace for Your Project

    Where to Begin with Your Fireplace Project?

    It can seem like a daunting task to install a fireplace. With so many different options on the market, it can be difficult to decide which option is the correct one for your home or business. We’ve put together this helpful guide to highlight some of the major considerations you’ll need to make before purchasing.

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