Having a vent free gas fireplace during the winter is a very important thing. These fireplaces are able to keep us warm and cozy. Vent free gas fireplaces have become very popular in the last couple of years. These fireplaces were invented in 1980, and since then a lot of people replaced their old fashioned wood burning fireplaces with vent free gas fireplaces. These fireplaces are very modern, they have nice design, and they are available in different types, sizes and models, and in different colors as well. Vent free gas fireplaces are 99% energy efficient. This is a very good thing for people who are looking for excellent way of staying warm during the winter.
All the usable energy heat that these fireplaces are making is staying in the air, so no heat is wasted. Actually, these fireplaces don’t require a chimney or any other source of ventilation, therefore the heat is not able to escape from the room. Vent free gas fireplaces are completely portable. This means that you can use them wherever you want and when you want. For example, you can keep your fireplace near you when you are sitting in the sofa, watching TV, and when you go to the kitchen, to prepare some food, you can take the fireplace near you. This is a great thing. Vent free gas fireplaces don’t require electricity in order to work, but they work on natural or propane gas. In order to work, these fireplaces are using the oxygen from the air; therefore they are producing always water and carbon dioxide. The moisture produced by these fireplaces is the main reason for mold and mildew. But, when the fireplace is installed properly, the combustion will be complete. Since these fireplaces don’t require a chimney, it is not a bad idea that the room where you are using these fireplaces has some source of ventilation, such as window for example.
So, when the fireplace is working, it is recommended that you open the window from time to time, just for security reasons. However, vent free gas fireplaces have oxygen depletion sensors. This is a very important thing because these sensors are able to monitor the level of oxygen inside the room, and if the level of oxygen gets too low, the sensors will automatically turn off the gas. It is very important that you keep your vent free gas fireplace properly maintained. Make sure to always check for possible clogs. Make sure that everything is clean and that is working properly. Like this, you will be able to avoid accidents.