Natural draft fireplaces (also called B-vent fireplaces) draw combustion air from inside your home and exhaust combustion byproducts naturally through a vent in the roof. B-vent fireplaces have a solid glass front without operable doors. B-vent fireplaces have a number of benefits compared to other gas fireplaces. While they do require a chimney, they require very little clearance and can be installed creatively. B-vent fireplaces can also be vented into a masonry chimney, even if your furnace or water heater is already venting there too.
Because they produce big, yellow flames, B-vent fireplaces are primarily used as decorative pieces. Since they vent hot gases up through the roof, they can be safely operated with the glass in place or removed. B-vent fireplaces are perfect for creating a warm, inviting home ambience with comfortable radiant heat perfect for cold winter movie nights on the couch!
James A. Wheat & Sons, Inc. is a family owned and locally operated business that has been providing b-vent gas fireplace installation and maintenance to customers in Montgomery County, Maryland and NW Washington, DC since 1978. For two generations, our plumbing company has been striving to provide plumbing, heating and air conditioning services that exceed your expectations.
Customer service, professionally trained plumbing and HVAC technicians and hard work are the reasons our customers continue to use our company for all of their faucet and boiler installation needs. Whether you have a faucet emergency or want to schedule a routine check-up for your HVAC system, our team of trained technicians is here to help – day or night. Customers throughout Maryland and Washington, DC have come to rely on James A. Wheat & Sons for all their plumbing, heating and air conditioning needs because as a local, full-service plumbing and HVAC company,we can handle any and all of your problems in a time-sensitive fashion and at an affordable rate.