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Monessen Attribute 36" Vent Free Circulating Firebox

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Introducing the Monessen Attribute 36" Ventless Firebox – a fusion of cutting-edge technology and timeless design, revolutionizing how you experience warmth and ambiance in your home.

Unleash the beauty of your living space with hideaway screen pockets that seamlessly tuck away, revealing panoramic views that captivate and inspire. The Monessen Firebox Technology takes center stage, featuring an angled firebox and ingeniously engineered air channels. This dynamic duo not only enhances the visual allure of dancing flames but also ensures unparalleled heat distribution, maximizing efficiency and minimizing fuel costs.

Vent-free Technology takes the Attribute firebox to the next level, offering a premium option that pairs seamlessly with Monessen's vent-free gas log set. This firebox creates an authentic ambiance, radiating warmth into virtually any space. The clean, louverless design elevates the aesthetic, making a bold statement in any room.

The zero clearance design opens up a world of installation possibilities, allowing you to tailor your space to perfection. The hideaway fireplace screen adds a touch of magic, allowing you to revel in the mesmerizing glow of the firebox without any visual hindrance.

The Attribute firebox doesn't just stop at aesthetics – its deep firebox provides ample space for the log set of your choice, allowing you to personalize your fireplace experience. Whether you're seeking a cozy corner retreat or a focal point for your living room, this versatile firebox delivers.

Immerse yourself in the future of fireplace design with the Monessen Attribute 36" Ventless Firebox – where innovation meets elegance, and every moment is lit with warmth and style.


  • Circulating firebox with radiant clean face
  • UL design certified to ANSI Z221.91.A2002
  • Features mesh screens with hide-away screen pockets, hood, and junction box
  • Monessen exclusive two-piece hearth for easy access without removing log
  • Proprietary Reversible Interior Panels standard, 2 aesthetics on 1 panel


  • Model Attribute 36
  • Unit Width: 42"
  • Unit Depth: 20"
  • Unit Height: 34"
  • Unit Width Back: 31-1/4"
  • Hearth Front: Height 25-1/2"
  • Hearth Front Width: 32-7/8"
  • Hearth Depth: 15"
  • Hearth Rear Width: 24-3/8"
  • Hearth Rear Height: 22-5/8"
  • Viewing Area: 36 x 27" (972 sq in)


Vented vs. Ventless Gas Logs: A Comprehensive Guide

In the world of gas logs, the debate between vented and ventless logs continues to create a buzz. We're often asked: "Which is better, vented or ventless gas logs?" To answer this question, let's delve into a deeper understanding of the applications, experiences, benefits, and drawbacks associated with both types.

Vented vs. Ventless Gas Logs: The Basics

Before we weigh up the pros and cons of each, it's essential to understand the fundamental differences between vented and ventless gas logs.

Vented Gas Logs work similarly to a traditional fireplace, where the exhaust is sent up through a chimney or flue. On the other hand, Ventless Gas Logs don't require a flue or chimney, potentially saving you considerable venting costs. Though unvented, these logs are designed to burn "clean" with minimum emission ('trace amounts') of fumes into the living space.

The Contender 1: Vented Gas Logs

Vented gas logs are known for their authentic, wood-like aesthetics and the ability to produce a large, roaring fire. However, they necessitate an open chimney flue, which can turn out to be a significant heat culprit. Heat loss through the chimney can sometimes overshadow the warmth produced by the logs, but their incredible realism can make the trade-off worthwhile.

Pros and Cons of Vented Gas Logs


  • Realistic, full-bodied fire.
  • Emits a negligible amount of pollutants into living spaces.
  • Wide variety of styles and flame appearances.


  • Requires chimney or flue for ventilation.
  • This can lead to heat loss due to an open chimney.
  • Less energy efficient in comparison to its ventless counterpart.

The Contender 2: Ventless Gas Logs

Ventless gas logs are all about convenience, conserving heat, and energy efficiency. They produce a lot of heat and don't require a direct vent. However, the flames are typically less appealing and less natural-looking. They also put more moisture into the air, causing windows to fog up or a damp feeling in the home if overused.

Pros and Cons of Ventless Gas Logs


  • It doesn't require venting, enabling use in a variety of settings.
  • Higher heat output.
  • More energy-efficient.


  • Less realistic flame.
  • It may produce moisture, causing dampness when overused.
  • Certain states have restrictions on ventless gas logs for indoor use.

The Verdict

Choosing between vented and ventless gas logs depends upon individual needs, restrictions, and preferences. If you want a realistic fire, vented gas logs offer an authentic fire experience. If energy efficiency and maximum heat output are your priorities, ventless gas logs are your best bet.

So, have you made up your mind? Whether it's vented or ventless gas logs, ensure that you comply with the safety and installation guidelines for a secure and delightful fire experience.

Hearth & Home Technologies LLC


Hearth & Home Technologies LLC (“HHT”) extends the following warranty for HHT gas, wood, pellet and electric hearth appliances (each a “Product” and collectively, the “Product(s)”) and certain component parts set forth in the table below (“Component Part(s)”) that are purchased from a HHT authorized dealer or distributor.


HHT warrants that the Products and their Component Parts will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the applicable period of Warranty coverage set forth in the table below (“Warranty Period”). If a Product or Component Parts are found to be defective in materials or workmanship during the applicable Warranty Period, HHT will, at its option, repair the applicable Component Part(s), replace the applicable Component Part(s), or refund the purchase price of the applicable Product(s). The maximum amount recoverable under this Warranty is limited to the purchase price of the Product. This Warranty is transferable from the original purchaser to subsequent owners, but the Warranty Period will not be extended in duration or expanded in coverage for any such transfer. This Warranty is subject to conditions, exclusions, and limitations as described below.


Warranty coverage begins at the date of installation. In the case of new home constructions, Warranty coverage begins on the date of first occupancy of the dwelling or six months after the sale of the Product(s) by an independent, authorized HHT dealer or distributor, whichever occurs earlier. However, the Warranty coverage shall commence no later than 24 months following the date of Product shipment from HHT, regardless of the installation or occupancy date. The term “Lifetime” in the table below is defined as: 20 years from the beginning date of warranty coverage for gas appliances, 10 years from the beginning date of warranty coverage for wood and pellet appliances, and 5 years from the beginning of warranty coverage for standalone gas log sets. These time periods reflect the minimum expected useful lives of the designated Component Parts under normal operating conditions.


  • Because HHT cannot control the quality of any Products sold by unauthorized sellers, this Warranty only covers Products that are purchased through an HHT authorized dealer or distributor unless otherwise prohibited by law; a list of HHT authorized dealers is available on the HHT branded websites.
  • This Warranty is only valid while the applicable Product remains at the site of original installation. • This Warranty is only valid in the country in which the HHT authorized dealer or distributor that sold the applicable Product is authorized to sell applicable Product.
  • Contact your installing distributor or dealer for Warranty service. If the installing dealer or distributor is unable to provide necessary parts, contact the nearest HHT authorized dealer or supplier. Additional service fees may apply if you are seeking Warranty service from a dealer other than the dealer from whom you originally purchased the applicable Product.
  • No HHT consumer should bear cost of warranty service or costs incurred while servicing warranty claims (i.e., travel, gas, or mileage) when the service is performed within the terms of this Warranty. Check with your dealer or distributor in advance for any costs to you when arranging a warranty call. Travel and shipping charges for parts are not covered by this Warranty.


This Warranty does not cover the following:

  • Changes in surface finishes as a result of normal use. As a heating appliance, some changes in color of interior and exterior surface finishes may occur. This is not a flaw and is not covered under the Warranty.
  • Damage to printed, plated, or enameled surfaces caused by fingerprints, accidents, misuse, scratches, melted items or other external sources and residues left on the plated surfaces from the use of abrasive cleaners or polishes.
  • Repair or replacement of parts that are subject to normal wear and tear during the Warranty Period are not covered. These parts include: paint, wood and pellet gaskets, firebricks, grates, flame guides, batteries and the discoloration of glass.
  • Minor expansion, contraction, or movement of certain parts causing noise. These conditions are normal and complaints related to this noise are not covered by this Warranty.
  • Damages resulting from: (1) failure to install, operate, or maintain the applicable Product in accordance with the installation instructions, operating instructions, and listing agent identification label furnished with the applicable Product; (2) failure to install the applicable Product in accordance with local building codes; (3) shipping or improper handling; (4) improper operation, abuse, misuse, continued operation with damaged, corroded or failed components, accident, or improperly/incorrectly performed repairs; (5) environmental conditions, inadequate ventilation, negative pressure, or drafting caused by tightly sealed constructions, insufficient make-up air supply, or handling devices such as exhaust fans or forced air furnaces or other such causes; (6) use of fuels other than those specified in the operation instructions; (7) installation or use of components not supplied with the applicable Product or any other components not expressly authorized and approved by HHT; (8) modification of the appliance not expressly authorized and approved by HHT in writing; and/or (9) interruptions or fluctuations of electrical power supply to the applicable Product.
  • Non-HHT venting components, hearth connections or other accessories used in conjunction with the applicable Product.
  • Any part of a pre-existing fireplace system in which an insert or a decorative gas applicable Product is installed.
  • HHT’s obligation under this Warranty does not extend to the Product’s capability to heat the desired space. Information is provided to assist the consumer and the dealer in selecting the proper Product for the application. Consideration must be given to the Product location and configuration, environmental conditions, insulation and air tightness of the structure.

This warranty is void if:

  • The applicable Product has been over-fired, operated in atmospheres contaminated by chlorine, fluorine, or other damaging chemicals. Over-firing can be identified by, but not limited to, warped plates or tubes, deformation/warping of interior cast iron structure or components, rust colored cast iron, bubbling, cracking and discoloration of steel or enamel finishes.
  • The applicable Product is subjected to prolonged periods of dampness or condensation.
  • There is any damage to the applicable Product due to water or weather damage which is the result of, but not limited to, improper chimney or venting installation.


  • EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, HHT MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THE WARRANTY SPECIFIED HEREIN. The owner’s exclusive remedy and HHT’s sole obligation under this Warranty or in contract, tort or otherwise, shall be limited to replacement of the Component Part(s), repair of the Component Part(s), or refund of the original purchase price of the applicable Product(s), as specified above; provided, however, that (i) if HHT is unable to provide replacement of the Component Part(s) and repair of the Component Part(s) is not commercially practicable or cannot be timely made, or (ii) the customer is willing to accept a refund of the purchase price of the applicable Product(s), HHT may discharge all such obligations by refunding the purchase price of the applicable Product. In no event will HHT be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by defects in the applicable Product. Some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State. THE DURATION OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY IS LIMITED TO DURATION OF THE EXPRESSED WARRANTY SPECIFIED ABOVE FOR THE APPLICABLE PRODUCT. Some States do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Last updated on March 5th 2024.



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