HomeStyle: Where there’s fire …

Posted: March 14, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Fireplaces more often than not have bragging rights in home real estate listings. Who doesn’t love the flicker of flames and the warmth that a hearth imparts?

These days, fireplaces can be installed in nearly every room of the house, as well as outdoors, largely thanks to direct-vent gas technology, which was introduced by manufacturer Heat & Glo in 1987. Where wood-burning fireplaces are tethered to chimneys, direct vent requires a double layer pipe (to bring direct air from the outside and expel combustion gases) that can be run virtually anywhere.

See new fireplaces that take advantage of the new technologies in Saturday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.