Ventless Fireplace

Mel0569September 7, 2011

I looked back at old post, but wanted to know if anything had change with respect to the safety or odor issues with the ventless fireplaces.

We are a new construction build with a $1500 allowance for a ventless fireplace. After reading the old posts, I am not sure that this is the best option.

Should we move to a direct vent? Any idea of how much more it would cost?



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We bought an existing new home four years ago that had a ventless fireplace installed. I never knew such a thing existed. After living with it, I would recommend that you increase your budget and get a direct vent. Safety is not an issue for us as our house if very open and we only have it on for two hours at most and less than a dozen times a year. It does warm the place quickly. The odor is the thing that still bothers us. I have seriously considered having it taken out and install a vented model but this is on an inside wall and there is no attic access overhead in that area. Since you are in the construction phase, forget the ventless.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 6:22PM
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