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*DO NOT USE VENT-FREE UNITS AROUND BABIES, SMALL CHILDREN OR PREGNANT WOMEN!
*DO NOT USE FOR MORE THAN 4 HOURS AT A TIME OR FOR MORE THAN 40 HOURS PER WEEK!
We do not reccomend Vent-Free Units! But...we are not the fireplace police, so we will sell them but we absolutely do not like to. VENTLESS, UNVENTED OR VENT-FREE GAS APPLIANCES are not vented to the outdoors, meaning the byproducts of combustion remain in your home and your lungs. They would be better termed "room vented" as the fumes are actually being vented into the living space. We will do our best to educate you about the dangers you may not have been aware of in hopes you choose a vented unit. We are all about our customers SAFETY FIRST above anything else. Please read some of the reasons why we don't like vent-free units and put out this warning to our customers:
1. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning!
Carbon Monoxide (CO), a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-irritating poison, is highly toxic and can cause death or permanent brain and organ damage. CO poisons more people than all other poisons combined. When properly maintained and adjusted, gas heaters produce low amounts of carbon monoxide. One cause of carbon monoxide poisoning from unvented heaters– incomplete combustion caused by lack of air–has been virtually eliminated in newer heaters by use of Oxygen Depletion Sensors (ODS). Unfortunately, the ODS does not respond to incomplete combustion caused by improper gas pressure; dust, dirt, or rust on the burner; incorrect placement of artificial logs in a gas fireplace; or disruption of the burner by air currents. CO poisoning from unvented heaters remains a concern.
What pollutants are released into a room when an unvented heater is used? Carbon dioxide (CO2), a non-toxic gas formed during complete combustion of carbon based fuels. Carbon monoxide (CO), a toxic gas formed if combustion is incomplete. Nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas. Water vapor.
2. People with respiratory conditons can be severly effected by vent-free units:
Vent-free or unvented gas units leads to mold and mildew that irritates people with asthma, allergies and other respiratory conditions.
3. Women hate the smell!
Men don't seem to be bothered by the smell that a vent-free unit puts out. Natural gas or propane flowing into our homes contains impurities that naturally result in byproducts of combustion. For example, methyl mercaptan is used as an additive to cause that rotten egg smell that warns you of a gas leak. When mercaptan is burned it creates sulfur dioxide which irritates the eyes and respiratory tract. Combine that with other impurities in your natural gas supply and what you get is a distinctive ventless gas smell. Some people can live with this smell (mostly men) but people more sensitive to this odor (women) find it intolerable.
4. It ruins your walls and windows:
Soot stains will start to form on windows and walls: Every homeowner burning a vent-free appliance in their home will eventually see stains; it's most often first noticed when you move a picture on the wall.
What is the hazard of water vapor? Any operation of an unvented heater will increase the moisture problems. The amount of water produced from burning a fuel is large, with over 4.8 gallons produced in 24 hours of operation of a 28,000 Btu/hour natural gas heater. This moisture can really do damage over a short amount of time.
I recently installed a gas VF fireplace in my new home and would like to know if anyone makes a product that can mask the smell during operation?
Should of went with the direct vent fireplace... Vent Free is the worst thing to put into ANY home!! You are locking up CO in your home and death is waiting to happen.
If you're considering a vent-free gas appliance, you should first read these letters, excerpts and E-mail postings written by vent-free owners.
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The first technique is to figure the square footage of the space you want to heat. Multiply the square foot number by 30 - 40. For example, if you’re trying to heat 1000 square feet in a cold climate, 30,000 - 40,000 BTU’s will add significant warm air to your home. The second technique is to click the red button below and use our handy dandy calculator.
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