Kidd Fireplace and Spa Oakland Announces Most Efficient Gas Fireplace on Market

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Kidd Fireplace and Spa, a San Francisco Bay Area leader in fireplaces and hot tubs, now carries the ultra-efficient, environmentally friendly Mantis fireplace.

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The Mantis zero-clearance gas unit is perfect for new construction or a remodel where there is no existing masonry fireplace.

From when I first called about having my direct vent gas fireplace installed the experience has been superb. I asked lots of questions and they very patiently and thoroughly gave me great advice.

Kidd Fireplace and Spa, a sales, installation and service company for fireplaces and hot tubs in Oakland, has announced the availability of the Mantis, the most efficient direct-vent gas fireplace available. The Mantis uses PVC pipes for venting and is the United States’ first and only condensing vented gas fireplace system that humidifies as it heats.

The Mantis can be installed in an existing fireplace as an insert, as a zero-clearance system with a wood cabinet mantel, or as a freestanding stove—with the addition of the optional pedestal. Kidd Fireplace and Spa has sold, installed, and serviced fireplaces since 2003.

“From when I first called about having my direct vent gas fireplace installed the experience has been superb,” said Kidd Fireplace and Spa client John Phipps. “I asked lots of questions and they very patiently and thoroughly gave me great advice. The end product looks great and performs better than I expected. The owners Kevin and Randy are terrific, and the installers Jason and Terry were a pleasure to have in my home.”

The announcement from Oakland’s Kidd Fireplace and Spa of the environmentally friendly and energy-efficient Mantis is sure to excite the sustainability-minded and thrifty alike. The concealed three-stage heat exchanger captures more than 90 percent of the heat energy from the burner and directs this warm air into the home—not up the flue.

The Mantis’ dual-burner delivers 9,000 Btu (front only), 19,000 Btu (rear only) or 28,000 Btu (combined). Operating the front burner alone allows one to enjoy ambiance without overheating the room and when the temperature dips, the second burner can be switched on to produce maximum heat output.
With so much of its heat extracted, the exhaust can be vented outdoors in conventional PVC piping—which saves money, labor, and space on installations compared to traditional direct-vent systems. With the vast majority of the heat delivered to the room, the top and sides of the Mantis stay so cool-to-the-touch that it earned a zero-clearance certification for installation against any combustible building materials.

The Mantis inlet/exhaust blower also ensures an optimal air/fuel mixture for consistently clean-burning operation under any conditions. With a super efficient design that exceeds 90% AFUE, The Mantis makes being green a cozy experience.

For more information about the Mantis Fireplace or any of Kidd Fireplace and Spa’s services, call them at 510-532-7409, view them on the web at http://www.kiddfireplaceandspa.com, or visit their store located at 414 Lesser Street in Oakland, California.

About Kidd Fireplace and Spa
Kidd Fireplace and Spa is a complete sales, installation and service company for fireplaces and hot tubs that specializes in fireplace inserts, fireplace installation, fireplace repair, gas fireplaces, gas inserts, and pellet stoves in Oakland. Kidd Fireplace and Spa serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

San Francisco Bay Area fireplace installation company Kidd Fireplace and Spa is National Fireplace Institute certified, Service Magic screened and approved, and offers HPBA green technologies. They offer free in-home consultations to assess site-specific requirements and have substantial experience with codes and standards, combustion chemistry, and fireplace and hot tub technology.

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Dee Fisher
Kidd Fireplace and Spa
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