Ventless Fireplace Basics
A ventless fireplace is basically an in-door fireplace, however it’s different than a traditional fireplace because it doesn’t need a venting system or chimney leading outside to vent out emissions. This makes it possible to put a fireplace virtually anywhere in your household and also cuts down on the expensive costs of installing a traditional fireplace. However the actual phrase ventless fireplace is a bit misleading. The fact is any type of combustion is going to emit emissions and with a ventless fireplace those emissions are released into the room it operates in. That is why it’s important to understand proper ventless fireplace safety when operating one.
There are several different types of ventless fireplaces; they come in all types of shapes, sizes and models. You’ll find that you can get the traditional style fireplace with a full mantle. They can fit along any wall and there are even ventless fireplaces designed to fit directly into a corner. As manufacturers looked to expand their product lines they’ve even designed ventless fireplaces that can hang from a wall and even sit on a table top. There is a ventless fireplace design out there for everyone and with a little research you can find the right one for you and your household.
There are several different types of fuel sources for ventless fireplaces. The most popular models use gas or a gel based fuel. However, electrical and propane fueled units are available and becoming more popular with homeowners. It depends on your requirements and situation when it comes to choosing the right ventless fireplace fuel type. Obviously if you’re looking for a supplemental heating source you’ll want to go with a ventless gas fireplace. However, if you’re just getting one for décor purposes we recommend that you look into ventless gel fireplaces. We’d like to point out that some installation costs will be required with a gas ventless fireplace since you’ll need to tap into your home’s natural gas line.
Summary of a Ventless Fireplace
You can use the information and facts above to decide if a ventless fireplace is right for your household. Remember, this is a product that can cause harm to you, your family and your home; make sure you’re ready to accept the responsibility of a ventless fireplace. It’s an excellent way to improve the décor of your home while also adding a supplemental heating source. With simple ventless fireplace safety education and following manufacture requirements you can safely operate a ventless fireplace in your home so you and your family can enjoy it for years to come. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.