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During the fall and winter months when the fireplace is most in demand, even though electronic ignition systems allow for the turn off/on of the pilot with ease, in our climate it can be very risky to let the unit sit stagnant in regards to cold weather and increased moisture which enter through the fresh air portion of the venting at all times. Don't forget, without your pilot light the inside of your unit is the same temperature as the outside! Over exposure to these temperatures can cause the pilot to seize and fail when you really need it the most.

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What is the difference between a Direct Vent and a B-Vent option for gas fireplaces and stoves?

With a direct vent, the air required to burn the unit is pulled through a termination located outside the home and into a sealed firebox and sends flue gases back out of the home through the inside portion of the vent. B-vent takes air from within the home and gravity vents the flue product back up and out of the pipe to the outside. B-vent is only available on certain units and is only appropriate in certain settings, be sure to ask your fireplace professional which is right for your home.