vented gas fireplace options????
I've been to 4 fireplace stores in the last two days and have been reding posts here for about a month. I have learned a lot. Thank you all.
Im narrowing my search down but still have questions.
I have a small 1300 sq ft 2 level house. I want a direct vent gas fireplace in the corner of my living room on the first floor. (not too many corner pics I noticed).
Anyway, I want it for heat and looks. Is there an option on the fireplaces where you can get high heat out put and also a fire with little heat output on a summer evening???
What do you think is a good BTU ## for the size of my home.
I am convinced by what the experts here have said that Id rather pay more money than get a cheap unit that I'll regret later.
ALso do you think it is OK to have my carpenter friends install. They have a pretty high level of expertise but I am not sure of the level of expertise necessary for fireplace installation.
The dealer said it is not that hard. I already have a friend who worked at the gas co. for 15 years to bring a line up in to my living room.
Is the venting and install relatively easy???
ANy suggestions on a model. The sales man that seemed the most sincere suggested a unit called "Minnetonka" by Kozy heat?? any thoughts. Any info would be appreciated. thank you