A ventless gel fireplace is one of the most popular types of ventless fireplaces available on the market. This specific type of ventless fireplace is fueled by a gel based formula. This gel formula usually comes in cans & can be formulated to actually mimic the sounds & smells of a real wood burning fire. This type of ventless fireplace can come in many different models; almost all wall hung and table top models are ventless gel fireplaces. Many of the ventless fireplace safety issues aren’t as prevalent with ventless gel fireplace models, however some do exist. Anyone looking to add a fireplace to their household should give consideration to ventless gel fireplaces.
One thing to remember is that a ventless gel fireplace is not useful as a secondary heating source. The gel fuel cans usually cannot produce enough BTUs to efficiently heat a room in your home. However, if the room is small enough it may help a bit if there already is a primary heating source that is operational. As always, make sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations when it comes to the minimum room size requirements for your ventless gel fireplace. If you’re only looking to improve the décor of your household then a ventless gel fireplace it’s the perfect choice. If you’d like to see some pictures of ventless gel fireplaces you should visit our ventless fireplace gallery.
Benefits of a Ventless Gel Fireplace
- Easy to install and doesn’t require tapping into a natural gas line like you would have to with a ventless gas fireplace.
- Ventless gel fireplace fuel can actually mimic the sound and smell of a real fireplace.
- Great way to get the look and feel of a real fireplace without the actual cost or maintenance requirements of one.
- You can get models that can hang from the wall, fit on a table top or look like a traditional fireplace with full mantle.
- Some towns, cities or states that have ventless fireplace laws only refer to gas fueled units and not the gel fueled; however, we recommend you verify all laws and regulations directly with city or state officials.
- The average cost of a ventless gel fireplace is lower than a traditional fireplace.