About direct vent fireplaces
Direct vent fireplaces are the most popular choice for gas fireplaces if you have the capability of having a vented fireplace. They are not only extremely efficient, but have the added benefit of pulling combustion air from outside the home, leaving the air inside the house undisturbed and clean. As opposed to ventless fireplace alternatives, there is no need to monitor oxygen levels or worry about the air pollution within your home, simply ensure that your vent is installed and maintained correctly.
Professional installation is recommended for direct vent fireplaces, even if you are converting an existing wood fireplace. Just as with other fireplace options, direct vent fireplaces come in a variety of styles and designs - tile, marble, stone and others can be found. Be sure to choose a model that will produce the heat that you want as they can vary widely. Direct vent fireplaces use logs that give off a yellow flame that looks like a real wood fire, making them a great option for people who wish to preserve the atmosphere of a traditional fireplace. Overall they are a great option for people who have the ability and space to install the venting required, and want an efficient heating source.