What Is a Ventless Gas Fireplace?

Written on: January 4, 2023

Enjoy cozy comfort with a propane fireplace from Pitmon Oil & Gas!

gas fireplaces oklahoma With the recent arctic weather here in South and Central Oklahoma, curling up in front of a warm fire in the fireplace sounds like the ideal thing to do.

You can, with a ventless gas fireplace! Pitmon Oil & Gas sells top-quality propane gas fireplaces from Empire and provides expert gas fireplace installation and service.

There are different kinds of gas fireplaces, so we’ll show you why ventless gas fireplaces may be the right choice for you.

How does a ventless gas fireplace work?

A ventless propane gas fireplace, sometimes known as an unvented or vent-free fireplace, is fueled by propane that flows into a uniquely designed gas burner inside the hearth. This type of burner has been specially created to be nearly exhaust-free, much like your kitchen’s own gas stove.

Ignite the flames and watch them dance through gaps in the faux ceramic fiber logs, providing you with the enchantment of a real wood-burning fireplace.

A remarkable example of modern-day convenience is the ventless gas fireplace log set. This self-contained system can be conveniently installed on walls or in open areas without a need for external ventilation, allowing you to enjoy all the heat and ambiance from your own hearth. It’s also an ideal choice for replacing old wood-burning fireplaces where the flue has been sealed off – providing warmth and coziness without having to worry about chimney upkeep.

What are the advantages of ventless gas fireplaces?

If you want to maximize your heating efficiency, then a ventless gas fireplace is ideal for you! As its name suggests, this type of fireplace doesn’t require an external vent. Therefore, all the heat produced stays within the living space, making it more energy efficient than vented fireplaces. You won’t have to worry about wasting money on fuel since no warmth can escape up the flue.

Because ventless gas fireplaces do not require a vent to operate, they can be installed virtually anywhere in your home! Imagine the romantic ambiance of a fireplace in your main bedroom, perhaps making it two-sided so you can also enjoy it while taking a long soak in the tub. You can make your family room the Christmas centerpiece with a ventless gas fireplace creating a warm glow and a perfect place to hang stockings.

Ventless propane gas fireplaces offer several advantages over wood-burning fireplaces. For starters, there’s the aforementioned efficiency. Did you know that about 90% of the heat generated by a wood-burning fireplace goes up the chimney and not into your home? That’s why it can feel like forever until your home gets warm with a wood fire.

Propane fireplaces offer a high degree of safety; you don’t need to fiddle with matches or wait for kindling to catch—you can conveniently turn the flame on and off using either a wall switch or a remote control. Plus, ventless fireplaces have undergone rigorous testing as they come equipped with built-in carbon monoxide detectors. If carbon monoxide is detected in the room, it will shut off automatically, ensuring that oxygen levels remain at safe levels always!

Ready for the ease, comfort, and convenience of a ventless propane gas fireplace? Contact Pitmon Oil & Gas today to get started!