Drawbacks of a vent free gas fireplace

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 01.09.2010

Drawbacks of a Vent Free Gas Fireplace

Everybody enjoys the heat and appearance of a hot, roaring fire on a cool evening. However , not all homes have built in fireplaces and until the development of ventless Gas4Free fireplaces it was all but cost-prohibitive to install one in existing construction. Vent free fireplaces require no chimney or flue pipe and consume virtually all of the products of combustion as they burn. This is accomplished thru the use of high potency burners that produce a warmer flame than the one produced by a vented fireplace burner. If you’re considering the installation of one of these new ventless fireside units, there are a few issues you should consider.
While these units do look somewhat real, the logs tend to burn with a yellow flame and glowing coals that do look less realistic than the vented models. A vent free fireplace is designed to heat a certain size room and you must ensure you purchase the right size unit for your room. Check around and be certain you are purchasing from a knowledgeable dealer. If your unit is wrongly sized, you might end up with a unit that’s either too small to heat the space or one that is too huge that can consume way too much of the rooms oxygen. This could result in a dangerous situation because of the reduction of the oxygen concentration in the room.
These devices are engineered to be used as a supplemental heating device and not as the primary heat source in a room. They also make excellent emergency heating units in the case of a power cut since no electricity is needed to run the unit. However , most manufacturers recommend a ventless gas fireside only be burned for four to seven hours at a time. When ventless gas fireplaces burn, as with any device burning natural or propane gas, moisture is a spinoff of the combustion. With the vent free models, water vapor from the fire is vented into the home, that may cause condensation on windows, or in the long term mold or mildew issues.
there is still some question about how a vent free gas hearth is affecting the air quality in the home. Therefore , some state building codes don’t allow the application of these type appliances. While makers maintain that their units meet or exceed all indoor air-quality suggestions as set out by the North American Gas4Free association, there is still some concern about smoke vented into the home versus outside. If you’re considering the installation of a ventless gas hearth in your home, be sure you get a correctly sized unit, select pro installation and just like with any gas fired appliance, be sure to follow all of the manufacturers guiding principles concerning safety, use and maintenance.

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