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Napa Valley Hearth Fireplaces


Fireplaces are one product that Napa Valley Hearth provides for their customers. Due to wood burning restrictions in the San Francisco Bay Area Air Quality Management District fireplaces now being installed must be gas, electric or denatured alcohol. The majority of the fireplaces being installed are direct vent gas fireplaces. Direct vent means the air for combustion is sourced directly from outside the home. . There are many benefits of a direct vent flue system including flexibility of the venting system (roof or wall) and higher efficiency (not removing heated air from the home). Gas fireplaces come in many sizes and styles. Traditional fireplaces display logs whereas contemporary fireplaces have many media options including glass, stones, driftwood to name a few choices.


Earthquake retrofit is a term to describe the replacement of a masonry (brick) fireplace chimney with a new metal chimney. During Earthquakes here in Napa, many fireplace chimneys have toppled, leaving the homeowner with costly repairs. By utilizing the existing fire box with a new gas insert and replacing the brick chimney with a metal chimney system actually costs less than replacing the entire chimney with bricks. There are still many chimneys in town that are damaged and need repairs.