Allred Heating is proud to be able to supply you with the Kingsman line of fireplaces. Fireplaces that add incredible warmth and comfort as well as ambiance to a living space and can last for decades. When choosing your fireplace, décor and functionality are the two most essential elements you must consider. Talk to the experts and start off on the right foot with Allred Heating - your Kingsman dealer.
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Installing a gas fireplace is a great way to increase your heating efficiency and enhance your dècor without ruining your remodeling plans. Gone are the days when a new fireplace meant a masonry chimney rising feet above the nearest roof. Today, many fireplaces install with a simple cut in the exterior wall for venting.
Fireplaces today are built for efficiency. Like a standard furnace, gas fireplaces have a BTU (British thermal unit) rating. BTU ratings measure the amount of heat produced by the fireplace. Models should also have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating. This system is used to determine the fireplace's efficiency. AFUE ratings are similar to gas mileage figures for cars-the higher the rating, the more efficient the fireplace. Be sure when comparing fireplace ratings that the numbers are from the same scale.
Inserts are designed to fit in an existing wood burning fireplace and be vented through an existing chimney via a special vent pipe that carries the fumes to the outside. Inserts are comprised of a metal firebox that contains the decorative logs and gas jets. When ignited, the fireplace insert draws in fresh air, warms it between the two boxes, and sends it up through the top of the box and into a room. Many models offer a fan or blower to boost the delivery of warm air to the room and encourage a more even distribution of heat.
An insert can be made to look like the masonry around it. One of the greatest features of any glass-front fireplace is the radiant heat with which it warms the room. Many gas fireplaces provide both warm air and a radiant heat surface to warm the space around them.
Direct Vent Fireplaces
Direct vent fireplaces have revolutionized fireplace placement in homes. Since they are vented directly to the outside through a hole in an exterior wall, there is no need to construct a chimney or run a freestanding flue above the roofline. When the fireplace is sealed, the air that is used to generate the flame (combustion air) is drawn from outside. The fumes that are a byproduct of the combustion are also vented to the outside.
A sealed-combustion direct-vent fireplace is by far the most efficient fireplace option. Since the entire operation is independent of the household air, with sealed combustion direct vent fireplaces there are no drafts and no heat loss. In fact, these fireplaces operate at a near 90 percent efficiency rate.
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