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Proper Ventilated Fireplaces =
Ventilated Fireplace

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Technical Description: 

Ventilated fireplaces typically burn natural gas or propane and use a vent to bring outside combustion air directly into the firebox to support a fire. These fireplaces have tight-fitting glass doors across their face to prevent conditioned room air from being used as combustion air and then being expelled through the exhaust. Consuming room air for combustion may deplete oxygen levels in the home. Heat still radiates into the room. Exhaust gases can be expelled vertically up a chimney, or horizontally out a side wall. In addition to saving space and materials, taking away the need for a chimney provides tremendous flexibility in where these fireplaces can be located. These closed combustion systems are much less likely to experience backdrafting, the hazardous situation in which exhaust gases are drawn into the home instead of being expelled to the outdoors, or contribute to backdrafting in other combustion appliances, such as water heaters or furnaces.

Ventilated Fireplace
Sales Message
Ventilated fireplaces help ensure dangerous by-products from burning fossil fuel cannot back-draft into homes. What this means to you is your family can breathe better every day knowing your home is equipped to help manage a critical respiratory contaminant. Wouldn’t you agree protecting health is too important to ignore in new homes?