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Vent-free Gas Fireplaces

Looking to install a vent free gas fireplace? Rising in popularity due to most home are not being built with a traditional masonry fireplace as heating your home with a fireplace is not a necessity. They are also a great alternative as most homes are built more energy-efficient sealing out all air and cannot allow a direct vent fireplace to be installed. Choosing the ventless fireplace is the way to go to keep the solidarity of a fireplace but without all the hassle.

What is a ventless fireplace?

Ventless gas fireplaces also know as vent-free or unvented are an indoor fireplace using propane or natural gas to heat. The fire comes from artificial ceramic gas logs installed with piping to bring in the gas. They have their own control panel to regulate the amount of gas released as well as heat output. There is also an ignition kit included to start up your pilot. 

A vent-free fireplace does not use a chimney outside but pushes the gas back into the room. The air from your room enters at the bottom of the fireplace and then vents into the room through the top. 

Are ventless fireplaces safe?

Safety is always our number one priority and understand that this is yours as well. You are bringing this fireplace into your home where you always feel safest. 

Vent-free fireplaces are safe to use because they utilize a low quantity of gas. There are some states that regulate the use of this type of fireplace and you should research your state regulations prior to installing. California residents are unable to install this type of fireplace as the state has banned the ventless fireplace. 

Included with all ventless fireplaces is an Oxygen Detection System (ODS). The purpose of the ODS is to detect the level of oxygen within the room the fireplace is installed. If the ODS detects a low oxygen level, the fireplace automatically switches off in order to allow the levels to come back to a normal level. 

As an added safety feature, ventless fireplaces are also equipped with a thermo-coupler for your pilot line. If there is a cool down sensed below a certain temperature, the flow of gas will shut down. This feature allows you to keep the pilot going through the entire cold season.


Do vent free fireplaces give off carbon monoxide?

  • As long as your fireplace is installed properly and running correctly there should not be a worry for carbon monoxide. We suggest to properly maintain your fireplace and regularly inspect all parts to verify all is in working order. If you are not sure how to make sure, contact a professional to inspect your fireplace.

Can a ventless fireplace make you sick?

  • There is an amount of risk if there is an issue with respiratory health. If there is a serious complication to your respiratory health please discuss the risk with a health care professional prior to installation. We care about your health and want you to be safe!

Should a ventless gas fireplace smell?

  • There is a possibility of a faint gas smell when using your ventless fireplace. This is unavoidable as with any type of gas appliance. The faint gas smell is not harmful to you as a ventless gas fireplace uses a very small amount of gas to burn.

Does my ventless gas fireplace need maintenance?

  • Luckily, ventless gas fireplaces are super easy and convenient to maintain. We suggest having annual maintenance done to your fireplace to make sure it's in its best shape!