Our collection of Napoleon freestanding gas stoves are as charming as they are efficient! These heating appliances are void of blower systems, as they are capable of radiating heat quite effortlessly on their own. Available in both direct vent and vent free models, you have your choice of many styles and finish colors to match your decor. These high performance gas heating stoves can be connected to your current fuel source, either propane or natural gas, and they even generate their own electricity! A device called a thermopile is configured into the pilot light and creates millivolts of electricity that are used to open and close the gas valve. This means your gas stove will still work even if the power goes out. Choose a model that produces a robust 44,000 BTUs or a smaller unit with a output of 20,000 BTUs, depending on your needs.
Direct vent gas heating stoves are sealed, independent appliances connected to double wall pipe that is routed directly through a wall or ceiling to the outside. The main or outer pipe draws outside air into the firebox, while the center pipe is responsible for evacuating combustion gases and moisture back outside. Because no chimney is required for this type of appliance, a versatile direct vent gas stove can be installed almost anywhere in your home! Not only are they energy efficient, they also maintain the air quality in your home and distribute balanced heat throughout your abode without cold spots or drafts!
Vent free appliances use oxygen from the room in which they're installed for combustion. This is also called the "burn process". Just like direct vent stoves, ventless gas appliances do not require a chimney. Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Maine, Utah, and Wisconsin have banned vent free gas stoves. Additionally, Wisconsin restricts the installation of vent free appliances in homes constructed after 1980. While safety sensors and catalytic combustors have added reliability to vent free gas stoves, are deemed safe, they will affect the air quality and give off a slight odor. If you have allergies or asthma, this may not be the appropriate heat source for you.
Rest assured that vent free appliances are deemed safe for use. Fireplace Doors Online recommends that you check with your state and local ordinance code agency to verify if these appliances are approved for your home. Remember never to burn wood, refuse, or papers in your gas burning stove.
With safety features figured in to the design and function of these beautiful gas heating stoves, you are guaranteed a lifetime of enjoyment and comfort.