Designed and built in the Pacific Northwest to address the concerns for the environment.

The prevalence of outdated, inefficient Apartment B-vent gas fireplaces poses a significant challenge, leaving countless residents with limited options for upgrading to more efficient heating systems. Recognizing this pressing need for a solution, Savannah’s dedicated team of engineers stepped up to confront this issue head-on. Their collective expertise and determination led to the inception of the groundbreaking Pioneer ABR19—a transformative innovation in the realm of apartment heating.

The Pioneer ABR19 stands as a revolutionary answer to the inefficiency conundrum. Specifically crafted to replace and modernize these antiquated B-vent gas fireplaces, this pioneering solution delivers unprecedented efficiency while maintaining optimal performance and aesthetic appeal. Engineered with a focus on seamless integration, the ABR19 provides a swift and efficient upgrade, breathing new life into these spaces with a modern, highly efficient heating source.

Savannah’s engineers poured their knowledge and innovation into crafting the ABR19, ensuring it not only meets but exceeds industry standards for efficiency and functionality. This innovation champions energy efficiency and simplicity of operation, offering residents the comforting warmth and ambiance of a fireplace while significantly reducing energy consumption and costs.

The Pioneer ABR19 stands as a testament to Savannah’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. It provides an effective pathway for replacing inefficient B-vent gas fireplaces, offering residents a reliable, high-performance heating solution that aligns with modern energy-conscious practices. This groundbreaking invention signifies Savannah’s dedication to enhancing apartment living by introducing an efficient and environmentally friendly heating alternative.

Now you can update with ease!

Pioneer ABR before room pic BEFORE

Replacing Your Old 'B-Vent' Gas Fireplace Has Never Been This Easy

Savannah introduces a new ‘Direct Vent’ fireplace that can be installed using the existing venting

No trouble for Strata

How Long Does it Take to Install?
Most installs take less than a day. Yes, that’s correct!

B-Vent vs Direct-Vent



A B-vent gas fireplace is a type of natural draft system that uses room air to feed the fire and one pipe to carry combustion gases out of your home. While some newer units have become more efficient they still draw warm air out when turned off.
B-Vent Facts:
Up to 25% efficiency rating when running
-% Negative efficiency rating when off
Standing pilot light burning 24/7 using 800-1500BTUs/hr
Open flue venting
Drawing warm room air out via venting, while On or Off
Drafty when On or Off. Cold outside air is drawn in when off.


"Direct vent" refers to a sealed-combustion system in which air for combustion is piped from the outdoors, and the exhaust is vented to the outdoors . Direct vent fireplaces are extremely efficient compared to a traditional fireplace .
Direct Vent Facts:
Up to 70% Efficiency rating when running (ABR19 is 65-70%)
Electronic ignition
No Negative efficiency when off
No warm air drawn out of apartment On or Off
Sealed burning chamber meaning outside air is used for combustion
No more drafts On or Off

Pioneer Direct Vent



If you are living in an apartment or strata building your only option to upgrade an
old B-Vent fireplace was with another similar old B-Vent or even worse, to a smaller firebox to fit inside your existing unit. The main reason was venting restrictions.



Savannah has engineered a gas fireplace that can use the exiting venting so you don’t need to spend money removing the old piping. No holes cut into your walls. No holes cut in the building exterior, including the roof. No venting to replace



By upgrading to a new ABR19 gas fireplace you can reduce your Gas and Electric consumption by as much as 45%*. Your Hydro bill can be reduced to numbers that reflect your spring and fall bills.*


Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Old B-Vent
Burn Rate 94%
Burn Rate 41%

*(Simulations data: Room 1050Sqft Ceiling 9ft. 2 rooms. 1 door. 5 Windows 5×6. Thermostat set to 24c. Outdoor ave. Temp. H12 /L 7 sim was done over a 12 hour period from 8pm to 8am. Multiple days done to cross-compare both units)

Beauty - Comfort - Excellence

Look of excellence in any home


Add your own personal flair to your new fireplace by choosing  from our specially handcrafted media