Vent Free Gas Fireplaces
Vent Free Gas Fireplaces are also known as Ventless Fireplaces or Unvented Fireplaces. They do not require a flue or chimney, which makes them easier to install and more affordable than traditional fireplaces.
They are operated by a gas burner in the fireplace that burns natural gas or liquid propane gas. Blowers are commonly found in a Vent Free Gas Fireplace to circulate the air around the firebox to heat the room. Majority of vent free fireplaces are engineered to produce the least amount of exhaust fumes possible.
The question of whether or not Vent Free Gas Fireplaces are safe is a matter of discussion. The legality of Ventless Fireplaces in the United States is governed by a patchwork of regulations, according to the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI). Approximately a third of states do not have any restrictions on the use of these units. The only state that fully prohibits all vent free or ventless fireplaces is California, while Massachusetts has some considerable regulations. So you might want to check your state’s laws and regulations first before installing one.
Well-insulated homes with poor air circulation might result in lower oxygen levels. Most vent free gas fireplaces have a feature known as an Oxygen Detection System (ODS) where it automatically shuts down the fireplace if the room's oxygen levels fall below a certain level. But there are still hazards. If they aren't properly installed and maintained, harmful combustion by-products, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants can be emitted into the home since there are no vents.
To ensure there is a source of fresh air when running the fireplace, manufacturers suggest leaving a window cracked open while running the fireplace or building separate ductwork.
If you want to get an additional source of heat to get that extra warmth and comfort you need, Flame Authority has a wide variety of Vent Free Gas Fireplaces available now.
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