Some people feel that a hearth makes a house a home. But if your house doesn’t have a chimney, there’s still a way to enjoy the warmth and charm that a fireplace brings. The answer could be a ventless gas fireplace!
What’s a ventless gas fireplace? A ventless gas fireplace is an appliance—mimicking a true, masonry fireplace—that, instead, uses a regulator to produce a fine mixture of gas and air that allows the gas to burn cleanly. This eliminates the need for a chimney and provides a near-identical fireplace experience.
All that’s needed is access to propane gas and an expert in gas fireplace installation! What’s better? If you live in, or near, Manchester, Vermont, Dorr Oil and Propane has you covered on both! We offer reliable delivery services and a great selection of vent-free fireplace inserts, backed up by experienced pros to handle the job.
Truth be told, there’s a lot to like about ventless propane fireplaces.
For starters, they are versatile. Because there’s no need for exterior venting, they can be installed almost anywhere, and can even be free-standing.
That means you can incorporate the ambiance and warmth into just about any room, including living rooms and family rooms, but also kitchens and dining rooms. Create your dream master suite or a spa-like bathroom escape, just by adding a gas fireplace. You can also convert traditional fireplaces to a maintenance-free propane hearth with a gas log insert.
They also provide efficient supplemental heat without the mess, smoke, and ash of a wood-burning fireplace. In fact, they are more efficient at heating than a vented gas fireplace, because none of the heat escapes through venting.
Did you know as much as 90% of the heat from a wood-burning fireplace goes up the chimney? They’re also much more attractive than a space heater, delivering cozy charm as well as real warmth.
A propane fireplace is also much safer. No more playing with matches and waiting for tricky kindling to catch. You can turn on and adjust the flame with a wall switch or even a remote control and turn it off when you are done instead of waiting for embers to burn out.
Additionally, ventless fireplaces are rigorously tested and come with built-in carbon-monoxide detectors. They’ll shut off automatically if CO is detected, or if oxygen levels in the room fall below safe levels.
There are a wide range of design options to choose from! Go with the traditional look of a mantle and hearth, including realistic logs, or choose a more contemporary style; express your design vision with a long, linear model with stones or glass instead of logs, or turn an odd corner into a striking focal point.
Whether you’re looking to make upgrades for yourself or to add value for a potential sale of your southwestern Vermont home, adding a ventless propane-fueled fireplace is an easy and affordable option.
Let our team show you how easy and affordable installing a ventless gas fireplace can be. We service and install everything we sell, and we stand by our work. Contact us for more information today.