If you don't have a chimney, don't worry that it prevents you from having a fireplace. With a direct vent fireplace, like the ones seen at http://www.efireplacestore.com/direct-vent-fireplaces.html you can enjoy a cozy fire without adding a chimney to your home.
Direct vent fireplaces use a special double wall pipe that can be vented through a wall or through the roof without any problem. That makes a direct vent fireplace easier to install and gives you more options when it comes to installing these fireplaces. You can place them in a wider range of rooms, including bedrooms and bathrooms.
As a heating source, direct vent fireplaces can't be beat. Because they draw air from outside of the home, these fireplaces can produce higher BTUs. And they are more efficient than other fireplace types.