Today's contemporary ventless fireplaces are becoming
more popular than ever before. And with good reason to. They
are extremely energy efficient and do not require any
Are you the type of person who enjoys sitting with your
loved ones around a fireplace but you get choked up from the smoke which pours out?
Have you ever wanted to turn on your fireplace, but realized that you first
have to clean everything out, find some wood for the flames and
crawl into your chimney to activate the flue?
Are you the type
of person who loves the causal glow of a fireplace, but does
not want to risk putting carbon dioxide from the smoke into the
air around your home?
If you answered yes to any of these
questions, then perhaps you need to look into a relatively new
type of fireplace – the ventless fireplace.
We all know that the fireplace in our homes is switched on
so few times during the year that it becomes a real hassle each
time we feel like turning it on. You have to clean out the
inside of the fireplace, open the flue for the smoke to escape
and scrounge around for the wood you will be burning.
However, with a ventless fireplace, there is no need for any of that
prep work that was previously associated with most archaic
Thanks to its design and its fuel source, a ventless
fireplace is completely clean burning and will not give you any
troubles – even if you only use it once or twice every ten
All of these great benefits come from the fact that a
ventless fireplace does not burn coal, gas, wood, or any other
substance that may produce smoke. Of course, you can find a
ventless gas fireplace, but I suggest you look in a different
Instead, ventless fireplaces use a jellied alcohol which is
perfectly clean burning and simply will not put out any smoke
into your room or the atmosphere.
So, if you are looking for an environmentally friendly, no hassle solution to your old fireplace, perhaps a ventless fireplace is just what you need in your home.
Comments: Vent Free Technology Fireplaces:
There is some safety controversy over ventless, vent free, sometimes refered to as room vented fireplaces and heating units ... and you should investigate to find if a room vented fireplace is for you.
Ventless concerns: If working properly, a ventless fireplace can put a lot of water vapor into the home, house drafts, fans, and air tight houses can affect the combustion process plus homeowners need to understand more on how to operate and maintain a ventless fireplace, as they have new features such as oxygen depletion sensors and catalytic converters, unlike a traditional exterior vented fireplaces and heating units.
Vent Free Fireplaces Comments
Room vented frieplaces controversy is that the risks can outweigh the benefits.
Fireplace Chimney Savings: Annual chimney cleanings are best done in the off season where you can even get Summer Cleaning Special. Chimney cleaning discount of $ 25 to $ 50 might apply depending on the Chimney Sweep & type of wood fireplace, wood stove or pellet stove needing cleaning. Expect to see a cut off date as the fireplace heating season arrives like Sept. 15th.
Fireplace Screen Idea: Buying a removable screen will allow you to shift the screen away from the fireplace opening so you get the real feel and warmth of the flames while sitting in front of the fireplace. Return the fire screen when the fireplace is just getting going and embers are popping.
Fireplace Screen Options
Fireplace Screen: Alternate to buying a fixed screen, one can look for an upgraded fire screen version which has sliding screens which move left and right built into the screen's perimeter frame. Advantage of this type of fireplace screen is that you get the protection from the flying embers when closed and full feel of a wood burning fireplace when the screens are open.
Fireplace Natural or Propane
Gas Fireplace: Winter has arrived earlier this year with a vengeance .. ice storm before Christmas and now cold arctic system has moved in after New Years with minus 24 degree weather. Gas fireplace is sure convenient and nice to have in the living room as the evening temperatures drop colder.
Electric Fireplace Idea
Colder than usual winter this year brings on the need and idea to maybe get extra heat in the house. Be it a cool basement or colder extra room ... fastest way to get some extra heat is with an electric fireplace as most are set and plug in format. Of course the colder the weather the faster electric fireplaces sell. Electric Dimplex models are displayed and sold at Home Depot and Lowes FYI
Fireplaces Mantel Accessories: You can accessorize your fireplace mantel with a variety of treasured objects: family photos, colorful glass, books ... nice design touch can be a carving or wood sculpture as they add a dimensional quality to your mantel.
Fireplaces on Sale: Looking for an electric fireplace on sale? After January 15th or so many big box building stores are ready to clear out their fireplace inventory to make room for the garden season. Been holding off looking for a fireplace deal, January/February is time to make your move while there is still some selection
Electric Fireplace: Modern electric fireplaces models are now more long and narrow format, much like the HD and newest K4 TV LED screens? There are a number of buying decisions to be made when purchasing an electric fireplace.
If buying a wall-mounted fireplace, will you accept an electric fireplace installed "flush mounted directly to the wall". This means that the fireplace box will project from the wall. Depending on the fireplace model, this projection can be anywhere from 3-5 inches. You want to ask yourself, when you enter the proposed room, will you view the fireplace from the side? If so, you may find fire box venting and light leaks undesirable. Recess mounting into the wall is a more professional finished look and generally preferred but will involve greater remodel work to recess the firebox within the wall.
Fire Safety: Some clocks have just change with Spring forward ... Fall back. A good time to change your batteries in smoke dectors and carbon monoxide detectors.