Types of Fireplaces
Choose a fireplace depending on the location, style and energy-efficiency desired. There are 3 types of natural gas fireplaces.
Install into an existing fireplace opening. Inserts have a metal housing with a glass front and realistic looking ceramic logs. The masonry chimney is used as a passage for the new chimney liner and vent. Inserts are most often natural draft, but some direct-vent inserts are available.
These self-contained units come in a variety of styles, including hearth or wall-mounted units and fireplace stoves. They efficiently heat a room like a new addition or basement. You can vent a free-standing fireplace through an existing chimney or through the roof or wall.
These fireplaces are self-contained and can be installed almost anywhere. Zero clearance means that no space is required between the fireplace and the wall or other combustibles. You do not require a masonry fireplace or chimney. These fireplaces are often direct vented through the wall or roof.