Recreational Installations & Service Co.

1009 Emery St. Kokomo, IN 46902



Ideal for replacing a woodstove or oil burner – eliminates handling solid fuel
Can operate with a simple remote (no thermostat)
Usually less expensive to buy and to install



Good efficiency – 60 to 80%
Good heat output with thermal transfer through the glass and air circulation
Separates room air from combustion air
May be used as primary heat source
Can operate with a remote or thermostat
Most systems can provide live-saving heat during a winter power outage


Direct-Vent system uses two vent pipes. One draws air in from outdoors to support combustion. The other exhausts the
by-products of combustion to the outside. The two vent pipes may be concentric (exhaust pipe within a larger diameter intake pipe)
or co-linear (separate pipes of about the same size).

Combustion takes place inside a sealed chamber – with a glass
front in the case of a fireplace. Room air circulates around the combustion chamber, often assisted by a blower, to heat the room.

A DV system is often installed along an outside wall to simplify the vent run, but can also be installed elsewhere in the home and vented through the roof.


A Vent-Free system uses room air for combustion and delivers 99.9% of the available heat energy directly to the room. VF systems have an unmatched safety record, thanks in part to their clean-burning technology and their Oxygen Depletion Sensor, which instantly shuts off the valve if oxygen in the room drops to and unsafe level. Because no venting is required, VF systems offer more installation options.

VF systems are limited to 40,000 Btu and must be operated as supplemental heating sources in conjunction with a central furnace that circulates air.


Unmatched efficiency – 99.9%.
Offers the most installation versatility
Usually less expensive to buy and to install.
Can operate with a remote or thermostat.
Most systems can provide live-saving heat during a winter power outage



    B-Vent system takes in room air to support combustion and exhausts combustion by-products (along with much of the heat)
to the outdoors through a single vent pipe – usually through the
roof or through a chimney.

Because they are relatively inefficient, compared to a DV or VF system, most B-Vent fireplaces are rated as decorative appliances. They provide the ambiance of a fireplace without overheating your rooms.                                                

 Here at Recreational Installations we offer many types of fireplaces. From wood burning to electric and vented to direct vent. We also install custom cabinets to match any decor of your home.

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