Features and Versatility
Ventless gas fireplaces, also known as unvented or vent-free, are fireplaces that don’t require a chimney or flue. This makes them much easier to install, as well as easier to maintain. A ventless gas fireplace can be placed anywhere where a gas line can be connected. This means they are a great way to gain some extra heat in your home, while also adding lots of aesthetic appeal.
Ventless gas fireplaces can be powered by propane or natural gas, depending on your preference. You control it via a control panel, and the spent gasses are released into the room, rather than being vented out. This is because oxygen comes up through the bottom of the fireplace, enters the fireplace, and then exits out the top. But there is no toxic gas like propane released from your fireplace.
Ventless gas fireplaces are designed to provide you with a much more efficient burn that the vented alternative. This is because the gas is used to provide a cleaner burn that helps distribute the heat more evenly than a chimney would allow. Chimneys also allow heat to escape through them as they vent. The unvented model keeps all the heat inside and makes it last longer than it would with a chimney.
Ventless fireplaces only need to have access to the power source to work. That means that as long as there is a gas line to fuel your fireplace, it will run. This makes it perfect for homes of any size, including mobile homes.
Because there is no chimney, there is no need to worry about maintaining it. This greatly reduces your costs for maintenance because you simply need to worry about the actual fireplace and the gas line.
Chimneys are far from a flawless system when it comes to safely handle the smoke and embers from a fire. Embers can float up from your fireplace through your chimney. These embers can end up on your roof and can start a fire. Gusts of wind can also enter your chimney and make its way down. This can create a draft that can shoot embers and smoke into your home.
Ventless gas fireplaces won’t be affected by the outside world and will safely contain the fire inside the fireplace. It will also burn cleaner because oxygen enters through the bottom of the fireplace and exits out the top in a U-shaped motion.