Fall is here and winter is fast approaching. These basically imply that holidays are here. Again it’s the most wonderful time of the year; a time to be with the family. Since the family will be together again it is then the best time to prepare our fireplace and chimneys. This season should be enjoyed. To make the best out of our activities it is then best to keep our homes cozy and warm.
My sister in law is doing some renovations at home. One of her concerns is the chimney because last year their wood burning fireplace caused them much problem; the smoke fills their house rather than venting through the chimney. I then told her of what I’ve seen from my friends’ homes. They were using gas vent fireplace insert which I see as much convenient than the traditional fireplace.
We then check some brochures and they were interested in getting a GDI-44N Napoleon Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert. They see it as a wonderful remedy to improve their current inefficient wood burning fireplace. With this fireplace insert you can achieve up to 40,000 BTUs which s just perfect to warm your house and make you relax comfortably near a crackling fire. Such is just perfect for bathrooms, bedrooms, bedsitting rooms or mobile homes. Accordingly, it takes outside air and heats it, sending exhaust outside too, making your area airtight for the ultimate in energy conservation.
We really enjoy it especially that it adds beauty and elegance to interior of the house. You can purchase trim kits to make it complete. There’s wide range of choices so you’d be able to pick the one that fits your place.
Here are some features that for sure would hit you too.
• Up to 40,000 BTUs and 69% steady state maximum efficiency
• Heater rated
• No electricity required to light or operate; millivolt system ensures reliable use even during power failures
• Available in clean-burning, convenient natural gas or propane
• Clear, unobstructed viewing area through 800 sq. in., heat-resistant ceramic glass
• 50% flame/heat adjustment for maximum comfort and efficiency
• Concealed controls for turning on/off at the flick of a switch
• Equipped with 100% safety shut-off feature for your peace of mind
• Max. steady state efficiency 85%
• Max. AFUE efficiency 82%
• Realistic, ceramic fiber, light-weight Phazer™ logs and charcoal embers for a natural wood burning look
• Piezo igniter
• Heavy gauge pan burner system creates a unique Yellow Dancing Flame™
• Standard blower increases heating efficiency
• Tested as a heater to ANSI Z21.88 and CSA 2.33