Indoor Fireplaces

Get Indoor Fireplace advice from NFI certified technicians

When your home improvement plans include installing a new fireplace, or even repairing an existing insert, be sure to speak with experts that you can trust. A simple way to know who to trust is to look for technicians, sales people, and service providers that have been certified by the National Fireplace Institute (NFI). Many fireplace dealers, like HVACDirect.com, have NFI certified technicians on staff ready to speak with you so that you know the advice you're getting is trustworthy and accurate. The same goes for your installer - having that certification will let you know they're an expert. In this article, we'll look at what that certification really means for your home project.
2 years ago
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Gas Fireplace, Electric or Wood? Indoor Fireplace Guide

When shopping for a new indoor fireplace – either to replace an old fireplace or to redo a room’s interior design – the most important factor is fuel type. Once you’ve determined your fuel source, you can then search and shop within this category for the perfect fireplace for your home. In this article we’ll review wood-burning fireplace and stoves, gas fireplaces, and electric fireplace inserts.
2 years ago
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4 Reasons to Incorporate an Electric Fireplace in Your Home Design

Fireplaces are one of the most in-demand amenities for many homeowners. While traditional wood-burning fireplaces are a classic addition, these fireplaces require a lot of maintenance and lose a significant amount of the heat through the chimney. For these reasons, electric fireplaces have become a more popular option for many homeowners. They provide comfort and warmth without the hassles that come with traditional wood-burning fireplaces. Here are four reasons you should incorporate an electric fireplace in your home design.
3 years ago
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Best Outdoor Gas Fireplace

When looking for an outdoor gas fireplace most consumers are looking for an authentic look without having to spend the additional costs in having a mason build the fireplace from the ground up. Most consumers also want options. The Majestic Courtyard Fireplace line is a factory-made fireplace that can be installed into a framed cavity that is built outdoors. It does not require a chimney but has to be installed in an open area (see the installation manual).
3 years ago
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What is Fire Glass?

Fire Glass is granular tempered glass that is tumbled and either left in rough irregular shapes or tumbled smooth into beads or droplets. It is generally placed on in and around a fire pit burner or in an existing wood burning fireplace to replace a gas log set and grate. Instead of the fire traveling upward through lava rock or up through gas logs, it trickles up through the glass and reflects off the glass. If you are not sure what type of gas fireplace you have it is a good idea to ask to make sure you can use Fire Glass. It can be used in pre-made gas fire pits (if approved by the manufacturer) and in fire pit burners made by companies like Hearth Products Controls. Hearth Products Controls (HPC) manufactures burner kits that include a pan, a burner, and a way to control the gas. The body of the fire pit is constructed on site to match the existing landscaping.
3 years ago
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Best Outdoor Wood Fireplace

The best Outdoor Wood Fireplace this year is the Villawood by Majestic. This fireplace keeps it simple and is a great value. There are very few outdoor wood fireplaces that start out around $1200. Especially fireplaces that are made of stainless steel and designed to be used exclusively outdoors. The Villawood can be installed into a framed cavity which lowers the overall installation costs compared to a masonry fireplace. The Villawood is installed with a 10 ½” outside diameter, 8” inside diameter chimney pipe (See the installation manual for venting requirements).
3 years ago
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Are Vent Free Appliances Safe?

Anyone planning to install a vent-free appliance such: as vent-free gas logs or a vent- free fireplace, have questions due to common misconceptions; here's some information below to help understand the vent-free option a little better.
3 years ago
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How to Order a Fireplace for New Construction

Whether building a new home or adding on to your existing home, adding a new fireplace is exciting but can also be a little overwhelming with all the choices there are on the market today. In this article, we are going to lay out some of the products that are on the market today and how to order them.
3 years ago
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What is the Differrence Between Millivolt and Standing Pilot

Whether looking at gas fireplaces, gas logs, gas inserts, or freestanding gas stoves, you will most likely come across the terms- Millivolt and Intermittent Pilot (also commonly referred to as electronic ignition). These are two different ignition systems gas appliance manufacturers use to light the burner of the appliance. They also include safety features so that you can feel safe in knowing that in the rare chance that something malfunctions, the unit will shut down before anything negative can happen.
3 years ago
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What is the Best Direct Vent Fireplace in 2019?

This is a tough call because there are a lot of quality fireplace manufacturers out there to choose from. From Majestic, Kingsman, Napoleon, Superior, Empire fireplaces. The list goes on. The most common size of gas direct vent fireplace sold is a 36”. This is the size we will be looking at for this competition.
3 years ago
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