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.
Napa Valley Hearth has installed free standing stoves for the last 30 years. A free-standing stove is a great way to install a heating source in the home. Free standing stoves are offered in both contemporary and traditional styles. In the Napa Area, direct vent gas stoves are the most popular choice for residence. Direct vent free standing stoves venting systems can be routed through the ceiling to the roof or through an exterior wall. Many customers now are adapting a wood stove flue system to a direct vent free standing stove flue system. These customer have an existing wood stove, which has limited use due to the restrictions on wood burning. Installation of a new gas stove allows the home owner to utilize the existing area set up for a wood stove without the need to re-design the space. The existing flue is adapted for use with a gas stove, no need for additional penetrations through the roof or repairs to roof where once a wood flue stood.