Ventless Gas Fireplaces for Your Home

By: Allen Lyle

Ventless gas fireplaces are a good option for your home because they don’t waste any heat, are easier to install since they do not require a chimney, and cost less than traditional fireplaces.

However, ventless gas fireplaces can pose a safety hazard, since they do not vent any carbon monoxide that is created by combustion out of your home. Several states, including California and Massachusetts, prohibit installation of ventless models, so check the code requirements in your area.

If you do add a ventless gas fireplace to your home, be sure to install a carbon monoxide detector in the room. Watch this video to find out more.


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  • Robert Smith Says:
    April 18th, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Ventless gas fireplace is really good choice for your home. The main fact I love most that gas fireplace don’t emit any smoke or ashes which very much important for our health. So I suggest everyone to buy a ventless gas fireplace.

  • C. Cinders Says:
    May 16th, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I purchased a ventless fireplace by United States Stove Company, Model Number B9945N, T9945N. I would like to remove fumes from the living/kitchen area. The space is divided by a counter and has of a front and back door. The area is 20 by 20 with a double window over the kitchen sink, 2 36 x 64 windows in the living room and a hall into 2 bedrooms and two baths. Both baths have windows, the smaller bedroom has 2 windows and the larger bedroom has a four window bay are with 2 26×64 windows and a door that opens onto a patio. Could I vent over the fireplace with a hood? If not, is there a way to carry off the fumes. The room will not require much heat and I’d like the natural gas fireplace for the times my electric is out. Buy the way, will I need a generator for it to burn when the electric is out. Thank you very much for your time and attention. I enjoy you program very much. I look forward to hearing from you.

  • J. Sayah Says:
    December 17th, 2010 at 2:58 am

    In browsing the subject of heating safety, I have found a great variation of dates of the publications and found it very difficult to find these dates. Owing to the continuing changes in technology and in code regulations, it is VERY important that people know whether published info is current or 15-20 years old.

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Ventless Gas Fireplaces for Your Home