Vent, Ventless, Direct vent Fireplaces – What Are They?

Many people long for a simpler time, for hours spent with the family, happy just to be together. People long for a quieter time as well, time to sit and think and read, time to be. Somehow, for many people a fireplace represents all of those things and more. A fireplace evokes a feeling of home, family, security, and warmth. People imagine their family and friends gathered around a fireplace, smiling and laughing.pict406

Despite this, most people just do not have the time or the patience to maintain a wood-burning fireplace. That involves chopping or buying wood, storing wood, and starting the fire. Long after the fire is just a distant memory, you still have the ash and soot to clean up. Most people just don’t have the time, patience, energy, or desire for all of that work. That’s where natural gas fireplaces come in.

Natural gas fireplace and wood-burning fireplace look the same from the outside. What you actually see from the outside is the fireplace mantel, not the fireplace itself. Wood-burning fireplace does not have a gas pipe running inside the fireplace, while natural gas fireplace has a natural gas pipe running inside the fireplace. Often it is under the fake logs or decorative crystals. Natural gas fireplaces are available in styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. They can be found in a wide variety of colors, such as cherry, mahogany, oak, pine, white, antique white, black, and designer colors. Some natural gas fireplaces are used primarily for decoration, although they do produce a small amount of heat. Others, though, can be used as a primary heat source.


Fireplaces are available as direct vent, which must be installed near a gas line and vent through the wall behind the fireplace. Direct vent fireplaces do not require a chimney. Natural vented fireplaces must also be installed near a gas line and they are vented through the roof. Ventless or vent free natural gas fireplaces can be installed most anywhere as they do not require venting. You must be careful in buying a ventless fireplace, though, because they are illegal in some areas and have specific rules in others. If you do decide to purchase a ventless natural gas fireplace, you must follow precautions to prevent dangerous gases circulating throughout the home.

Mantel Depot Extends Zero Interest Financing

Want to upgrade your fireplace but don’t have the money right now?

Mantel Depot extends the 6 month zero interest financing offer on purchases over $1000 through June 2015.  You can apply in store and find out how much you are approved in 15 minutes.  You will need to bring your ID and one credit card when fill out the application. The funding is through GE Capital.

Builders and Contractors Looking for Fireplace Mantels in San Diego CA?

Special Pricing for Contractors and Builders looking for Fireplace Mantels in San Diego CApict302

Mantel Depot, a leading manufacturers of exquisite and stunning stone fireplace mantels and fireplace surrounds in San Diego CA, is offering special pricing to contractors and builders. We can work with you or your customers or both to select the right fireplace mantels.

Looking for Fireplace Mantels in San Diego CA

Cast Stone Fireplace Mantel Materials
Our stone fireplace mantels are fire resistant and allow for zero clearance. This means that you can install our stone mantels as close as to the firebox as you want and still satisfy your San Diego CA municipal fireplace codes. This noncombustible characteristic of our fireplace mantels is extremely useful when you have limited space for the mantel. In addition, our stone fireplace mantels are light weight which make them very easy to be installed by average home owners with limited skills. Installation videos are available on our website. pict406

Mantel Depot’s team of customer service professionals is available to assist you with measurement, installation, special situations and selection issues. We have videos showing you how to remove your existing mantel and install your new stone mantels. Most Mantel Depot’s customers were able to accomplish that in less than two days. Installation experts also come to your house for detail measurements if your house is within 60 mile radius of our location (San Diego, CA). Please visit Mantel Depot’s Info Center for more information.

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Zero-Interest Financing Available

We, at Mantel Depot, realize that this will be one of the major purchases of your home remodeling projects. That is why Mantel Depot has partnerships with GE Capital and PayPal to offer zero-interest financing for six months on approved credit. Please visit Mantel Depot’s Credit Center for more information on how to apply.

Enjoy a tour of our Mantel Depot website whether you are looking for stone fireplace mantels for your home improvement project or just want to explore some fireplace surround designs or fireplace ideas or just want to learn how to install your fireplace mantel or look up the fireplace codes. Call or email us if you have any questions or would like to request samples of colors and finishes shipped to you for free.