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Vent Free Gas Fireplaces – What are they?

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If you have been looking into fireplaces for your home you may have already come across the term vent free. But what does it really mean? And is a vent free appliance what you need for your home? Hopefully today we can shed some light on this. 

There always has been a battle between which type of fireplace is better than the other. But the simple answer is they are all good at what they do, which is heat your home. Vent free fireplaces and stoves are virtually 100% efficient and no heat is lost through the venting system. 

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A vent free gas fireplace is a system that does not need venting to operate. For this reason, they are made to burn clean and allow the combustion by-product to flow into the room the fireplace is in. There are very strict guidelines in place to ensure there is adequate space and oxygen in the room for the combustion process. A highly effective sensor comes with the fireplace. This device will turn off the gas to a vent free fireplace if the level of oxygen in the room starts to deplete. This is one of the many safety precautions taken to ensure the security of these fireplaces. 

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The big advantage of owning a vent free fireplace is that is does not require any venting system. This means you can place one anywhere in your home. No holes for pipes or chimneys. Usually, people want a vent free fireplace because they want to add an alternate source of heat in a single room, an added benefit is the cozy design the appliance will bring to your bedroom or bathroom. 

Check out our selection of fireplaces or visit our showroom to see them live burn.