Ventless gas fireplaces are showing up in more and more homes today. People are choosing these fireplaces because of the fact that they do not release any sort of smoke unlike traditional fireplaces. They do not produce smoke and also keep you from having to worry about dangerous embers coming out and catching fire.
A ventless gas fireplace does not use a chimney in the same way a regular fireplace does to remove smoke and fumes from your house and keep your air clean. A wide variety of styles and types of ventless gas fireplaces can be found so you will find one that meets your needs. There is something for every home no matter what you need or what style you are looking for. A benefit of ventless fireplaces is that they do not have to cost a lot.
Other benefits of ventless gas fireplaces are that they can be more functional and easier to use than a traditional fireplace with wood. Usually, a ventless gas fireplace is put in where your traditional wood fireplace goes. This is referred to as converting your wood fireplace to gas.
It will bring air into the metal box that stores the air in the fireplace and where the gas is located that interacts with the air. The gas and the air produce heat through combustion and that is what creates the heat that comes out of the fireplace and warms up your home. When the air is removed from your room, it does not go back in unless there is another vent that allows fresh air to enter the home and make its way into the place where the fireplace is.
Because of the way the ventless gas fireplaces take air from your home, they can cause health problems. Fireplace manufacturers do not want you to know about these health concerns. In some cases, the gas fumes can make their way back into the air in your home if the fumes do not go out of the fireplace like they are supposed to.
Traditional gas and wood fireplaces allow the fumes and smoke to go up through the chimney so it does not stay in the air in your home and cause problems. Ventless gas fireplaces simply cause the air in the home to react to the gas and that can cause the production of fumes that can be dangerous for your family to breathe.
A ventless gas fireplace often looks like the perfect way to heat your home and make your home look good at the same time. However, you need to consider the risks to your health. Some people have them with no problems but others who have existing health conditions should not use these in their homes.