Aug 10, 2017 5:00:00 PM
A vent-free fireplace is a fireplace that does not include a chimney and draws indoor air to fuel the fire. These fireplaces require natural gas, gel fuel, or electricity to operate. Most electric fireplaces do not pose a threat to indoor air quality but fireplace safety due to air quality should be considered when choosing a vent-free gas or gel fueled fireplace. Careful consideration of the ventilation system in your home should eliminate the risk. Generally speaking, a vent-free fireplace is safe if installed in an outdoor application.