We sell fireplaces powered by ethanol
Von Carolyn Meroles • 27. June 2017 •
Fairview Hearthside is a dealer of the European brand Planika. Planika offers a variety of ethanol fueled, electronically controlled fireplaces for many different options in both residential and commercial settings. These fireplaces burn clean with no odor or ash. please visitwww.planikausa.comWe will be exhibiting Planika fireplaces at the Fine Source Home Show on September 23, 2017 between 10am and 5pm in Millbrook, NY at the Millbrook Bandshell
3327 Franklin Avenue, see you there!
Von Carolyn Meroles • 27. June 2017 •
New options for one of Heat & Glo's best selling direct vent fireplaces
Von Carolyn Meroles • 27. June 2017 •
Designer's first choice of a modern linear fireplace.
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Peterson Ventless Gas Log Kits
Von Carolyn Meroles • 28. October 2016 •
When gas fireplaces first came out more than 75 years ago, they didn't have the appeal of wood fires. Somewhat lackluster, fires were small and flames burned with the monotony of a stove burner. But back then, people weren't as aware of the consequences of inefficient wood burning and weren't afraid of running out of trees. Now Gaslog technology has come a long way in terms of looks and realism. The supply of trees for firewood is dwindling and we have all become more aware of our carbon footprint. Enter the new and improved ventless gas fireplace sets, made by Peterson, an industry leader for 75 years.
Peterson has made ventless gas logging devices must-haves. With an efficiency of 99%, they emit almost no fine dust particles, volatile organic compounds or carbon monoxide into the air. That is far less than the greenhouse effect of burning wood. They are also cheaper and safer to run than a wood burning appliance.
Peterson's Real Fyre logs return the effervescent grace of a wood fire while increasing fuel efficiency. Newer technologies create a fire that is virtually indistinguishable from wood, burning in complex patterns with glowing embers underneath. In a variety of versatile styles and colors, homeowners can choose the log fire that best suits their taste, needs and budget. They can be used in most existing ventless products and can also be used when converting an existing wood burning fireplace to ventless gas.
Logs come in a variety of sizes from 16 inches to 30 inches and in a variety of styles. There are log sets and clear split log sets in oak or charred wood. They also have modern looking fires that resemble something from The Hunger Games.
Peterson blocks are a compilation of the finest, most technologically advanced gas block materials. Built to stand the test of time, they are made from refractory ceramic, expanded slate, aggregate and an advanced calcium aluminate binder. Also, they are lined with steel reinforcement rods, enhancing their durability in both function and appearance, even under the pressure of high heat over many years. With Peterson, you can relax in front of your fireplace for years, knowing you've made a good choice of beauty and durability.
Mr. Vent Free carries Peterson Log Sets for all of its vent free devices. Contact us to help you choose the right kit for your needs and budget.
All about Majestic Magnum Clean Face Unvented Fire Pits
Von Carolyn Meroles • 21. October 2016 •
Majestic Magnum ventless fireboxes offer the warmth, coziness and style of a traditional fireplace without the need to install an outdoor vent. With many style options available, you can choose the design that best suits your room decor and install it almost anywhere. All that is required is a gas line, which can be easily installed in almost any location.
Majestic Magnum offers a taller option designed to easily heat larger spaces. You can get up to 1,097 inches of viewing space with this option. As a result, the fire can be clearly seen from any point in the room.
Interior finishing options include a selection of fireclay bricks in soft, pleasant colors for a true brickwork look. Choose from the multi-dimensional Old English 3-D ceramic fiber refractory brick, the ceramic fiber refractory brick in Tavern Brown, or the factory-installed herringbone refractory refractory brick. These options add a delicious touch of ambience to any decor, warm or cool.
The models include a black hood and junction box and are available in two convenient sizes, 36" and 42". The firebox has no distance to the chimney.
These fire pits are CSA certified and can be installed with many different style options. Choose a curved trim set that comes in two colors: black or stainless steel. Or add cabinet doors with a screen, also available in two sizes and two colors, black and iron. And you can add matching cabinet door frames.
Units also come with an optional outdoor combustion air kit that draws in air from outside for combustion instead of using indoor air.
These fire pits are ninety-nine percent efficient and burn all of their fuel clean. No waste heat goes up the chimney. The radiant design circulates heat evenly and quickly. For additional heat circulation you can add a blower kit, a 160 CFM variable thermostat controlled forced air blower. This makes it easy to adjust the temperature and have a fire in different weather conditions.
The Majestic Magnum unvented fireplaces with clean finishes accept most 24" and 30" gas log inserts, allowing you to customize the centerpiece of your fireplace exactly how you want it.
A perfect blend of style, function, value and comfort, Majestic Magnum makes your day.
Ventless Simplifire Heatilator LED lights and electric heat add flare
Von Carolyn Meroles • 14. October 2016 •
The Simplifire Heatherator electric wall heater uses LED lights to make a design statement in your home. Featuring modern LED technology, a bedrock of beautifully glowing coals sits beneath a custom designed orange or blue fire, backlit by ten different LED lights in a range of pleasing colours.
The Simplifire Heatilator is a conversation piece, a source of accent lighting AND a gentle heater. And all of this is powered by vent-free, absolutely silent electricity. These flat devices can be mounted on the wall in a short time by anyone with manual skills using easy-to-install brackets.
Perfect as an elegant design accent for warm or cool weather, the flames can run with or without heat. When you turn on the heater, Mr. Vent Free's 36″ Simplifire Heatilator can emit up to 4,800 BTUs of heat. You can easily adjust the flame height and the amount of heat.
At about two feet tall and 6 inches thick, the devices take up no more space than a flat-screen TV. And the flames are framed in either black or white glass. The Simplifire Heatilator is easy to use, with convenient controls on the side or with a remote control. It's as easy to turn on and adjust as a TV, but a lot less intrusive. With its completely silent flames, it does not disturb you at work, while studying or during conversations. Instead, it opens the way for enjoyable social activities like gaming or eating.
Some ventless owners like to turn down the central thermostat and leave their space heaters running in the occupied spaces. Units average 1-3 cents per hour without heating and 1-7 cents per hour with heating. Beautifying and heating a room is a cost-effective breeze with the Simplifire Heatilator.
Modern elegance combined with the classic cosiness of a fire, the Simplifire Heatilator adds a stunning design element to any room in any home. With the choice of backlit light colors, the Simplifire Heatilator creates synergies with a variety of decoration options and many different moods.
HearthRite heaters are an excellent value for your home
Von Carolyn Meroles • 07.10.2016 •
When it comes to supplemental heating in the home, HearthRite Vent-Free heating systems are a highly efficient and extremely affordable solution. With portable units ranging in size from 6,000 to 30,000 BTU, there's a HearthRite ventless heater for every room. And you have a variety of installation options. They can be wall mounted, placed on the floor or placed on a stand. All that is required is a gas line, which can be easily installed by any qualified technician.
The heaters emit a soft glow in:
- blue flame heat: warms the air that begins to circulate naturally in the room, or
- Radiant Heat: an orange-yellow color heat that brings warmth to the area, similar to sunlight coming through a window.
Because they burn indoor air and use their fuel supply with 99% efficiency, they do not require external venting. Outdoor ducted heaters are typically only 62% to 75% efficient, expensive to install and not easily moved at a later date.
Another benefit of the HearthRite Vent-Free heating system is that it rehydrates the dry winter air, which means fewer chapped lips and chapped fingers. If the heater is operated for twenty-four hours, it can return up to a gallon of moisture to the air.
The price of these heaters is very low and once installed they require almost no maintenance. They emit no odors and burn so cleanly that they add only a negligible amount of carbon monoxide to the air, which is swept away by a home's natural breathing. All you have to do is follow the manufacturer's instructions for regular cleaning and annual inspection.
All heaters are pre-tested at the factory and are fitted with an oxygen deficiency sensor. At 16% oxygen, well above any hazard, they turn themselves off, keeping users safe.
All heaters are also fitted with piezo ignition and a standing pilot flame, so there's never a need to fiddle with matches.
They make excellent supplemental heating systems, whether installed to heat a cold room, or installed to turn down the less efficient ducted heaters already in a home, thereby reducing heating bills. Did you know that they also work in the event of a power failure?
At a lower cost than a vented heating system, a HearthRite vented heating system offers everyone the opportunity to stay warm at a reasonable price.
Depending on the model you purchase, your heater will either have a thermostatic knob or a manual control on top of the unit for easy temperature adjustment. HearthRite Vent-Free heaters are backed by a three-year warranty. At Mr. Vent Free, we offer a wide range of HearthRite Vent-free units for both Natural Gas and Liquefied Propane (LP).Contact usif you have any questions
Vent-free Wall Torch Collection
Von Carolyn Meroles • 30. September 2016 •
For a truly unique and modern look, check out our vent-free wall torch collection. These bold statement pieces have everything you love about a traditional fireplace in an eye-catching single flame design, no hassles! The Napoleon Wall Torch is a versatile and highly efficient source of light and comforting warmth.
A wall torch brings a lot of whimsy and drama to a room, reminiscent of the use of torches in days before electricity. But instead of the hassle and danger of an open flame, our modern wall torches enclose the fire in a sleek case for an ultra-modern look. Thanks to its slim design, the wall lamp can be installed anywhere: bedrooms, offices, hallways, even bathrooms*. There is also an outdoor model for the perfect update of your patio or garden area!
In addition to the eye-catching look, the wall torch also provides you with functional additional heating. Like all our non-venting products, the wall lamp does not require venting. With a simple natural gas or propane connection, it can be installed almost anywhere. Since the vent-free wall flare already heats and circulates the air in the room, no heat is lost to the outside. This provides 99% efficient heat for your living space. It also eliminates all the work and mess associated with burning real wood. It's a safe, modern update of a traditional flashlight.
The Wall Torch Collection includes multiple options for your ideal setup. Choose from sleek stainless steel or black metallic finish cabinets. The cabinets are available in silver, white, black, blue or red to match any interior design. Porcelain reflective radiant panels amplify the light of the flame for maximum drama and light. Optional LED accent lights can also make the unit stand out (found under Accessories). All wall torches have heat-resistant glass and are supplied with decorative glass embers. Choose the outdoor wall flashlight model for an extra durable statement piece for outside walls.
Our Napoleon wall torch collection will refresh any room or patio in a dramatic work of art. Enjoy high-efficiency heat along with the stunning, timeless looks of a single-bulb flashlight without the mess or hassle.
*Check your local laws and regulations before installation. A ventless device may not be permitted in all rooms.
What are ventless electric fireplaces?
Von Carolyn Meroles • 23. September 2016 •
Many ventless units operate on natural gas or propane gas connections. But did you know that Mr. Vent Free also offers ventless electric fireplaces? This alternative is ideal for those who don't use gas and want to install a fireplace in minutes! Just install it, plug it in, sit back and relax.
Why should you choose a ventless electric fireplace? Here are some reasons:
- You don't have a gas line going into your house, do you
- The gas line is not convenient to connect, or
- You don't want to pay the gas bill if you don't use it for anything else, do you
- You want a super-fast installation that you might be able to do yourself*, or
- Or you simply love the look of our electric fireplace models!
Like all of our ventless appliances, electric fireplaces offer the warmth and atmosphere of a traditional fireplace without the hassle and mess of burning real wood. Since the ventless electric fireplace does not require a chimney or other ventilation, no heat is lost to the outside. This means that every room in your home is heated 99% efficiently. It also creates the perfect cozy environment!
Electric fireplaces are easily adjusted and controlled by remote control for different flame and heat settings. This efficient fireplace allows you to make a statement in any room while saving on heating bills.
If you're looking for a more traditional feel, check out our Majestic Allura-Fire electric fireplace. With a classic domed face and realistic logs and embers, this electric fireplace offers an authentic look and cozy, adjustable warmth for any space.
Want more of a contemporary look? The Heatilator SimpliFire model offers a super comfortable setup in an elegant glass frame. Just mount it on the wall and enjoy multiple LED lighting and flame settings. Napoleon also offers a range of electric fireplace models. With options for wall mounting, heating or no heating, and both contemporary and classic designs, these units offer a wide choice for the modern homeowner.
The convenience of the ventless electric fireplace makes enjoying a fire easier than ever. The electric fireplace is both a modern statement piece and efficient heat for your home.
*The complexity of the installation depends on the type of electric fireplace, the environment and the availability of power connections. If you do not have the skills required, a professional should be called in.
Modern regulators enable the gas to burn cleanly, with minimal production of harmful fumes. And with built-in carbon monoxide and oxygen detectors, modern ventless gas fireplaces ensure that the minimal toxic fumes that are released are not at dangerous levels.Can you run a ventless gas fireplace all day? ›
Most manufacturers don't advise running a vent free gas fireplace for more than a few hours a day. Usually, that's not much of an issue, because you'll get hot in 20 minutes, and you'll probably be ready to turn it off.Is it safe to cook on gas fireplace? ›
One Caveat: Never Cook in a Gas Fireplace!
While cooking in a well-maintained wood-burning fireplace is perfectly safe, you should never cook in a gas fireplace. The most important reason is that your gas logs need to stay clean and unobstructed to properly work.
The two primary concerns with ventless fireplaces are carbon monoxide and oxygen depletion. Buy the right size ventless fireplace; this will prevent issues with oxygen depletion and carbon monoxide build-up.Can you leave a ventless gas fireplace on overnight? ›
It's not safe to leave it on. Why Isn't It Safe? The biggest reason is that gas fireplaces can release deadly carbon monoxide gas, which is odourless and can go unnoticed until a person dies from carbon monoxide poisoning. It is best to not leave your fireplace on for more than three hours at a time.Can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from ventless heater? ›
The most common source of CO poisoning is unvented space heaters in the home. An unvented space heater uses combustible fuel and indoor air for the heating process. It vents the gases it makes into the room, instead of outdoors.Which is safer vented or ventless gas fireplace? ›
There are pros and cons to both vented gas fireplace logs and ventless ones. One of the great things about both vented and ventless is that there is minimal cleanup. Vented are typically safer. However, they are not as efficient and will cost you a little more.Can you cook on a gas stove without a vent? ›
It is not safe to have a gas stove without a vent. Although they are not required in America, vent hoods are crucial to improving your indoor air quality. Since Americans today spend over 90% of their time indoors, venting out pollutants and cooking exhaust is all the more important.How long can you leave a unvented gas fireplace? ›
In short, you really shouldn't let a gas fireplace on for too long—specifically more than three hours at a time.Do ventless fireplaces heat a room? ›
An added benefit of a ventless fireplace is that they are more efficient in heating a room faster. However, though they are largely safe, they do release some fumes into the homes they are in.
A well maintained ventless log set with ceramic logs can also last a long time, but, if heavily used, will begin to wear in 3-5 years.Is it OK to roast marshmallows over a gas fireplace? ›
The answer is ABSOLUTELY YES!!! You can roast marshmallows using a gas fire pit just as you would on a gas grill or a wood fire pit. While gas fire pits are mostly used for esthetics, you can use them to roast marshmallows if the mood for some s'mores strikes you.Can I cook a steak in my fireplace? ›
To cook the meat and butter without burning them, you need indirect heat. Beside your burning embers , set two bricks a foot apart so their longest, skinniest sides are on the hearth . Rest a heatproof wire rack on top , then cook steak  to desired temp. Rest it off heat.Does a gas fireplace take oxygen out of the air? ›
Burning gas can deplete the oxygen in your home you should crack open a window to replace the oxygen in your room. Keep your fireplace damper open to allow carbon monoxide to escape.In what states are ventless fireplaces illegal? ›
Many argue that these fireplaces are unsafe. In fact, in 1996, they were banned by Alaska, Montana, Minnesota, New York, and Massachusetts, however, after strong influence by the industry, all but California still bans them.Are ventless stoves safe? ›
No matter how you swing it, even if your ventless gas fireplace is working correctly, it will emit small amounts of carbon monoxide. These levels aren't typically harmful for healthy individuals, but it can be a problem for those who are vulnerable, including: Children.Do ventless fireplaces cause headaches? ›
The smell of burning gas can cause sensitivity, headaches, and other issues in some people. This can especially be the case with vent-free gas logs. These types of logs don't have a chimney or vent to remove the fumes produced by the fire, so the smell is typically stronger.Do you need to open a window when using a gas fireplace? ›
Prevent carbon monoxide (CO) build-up.
An open window can help to vent the gas, and this is especially important in newer homes that were likely built with airtight construction techniques.
In a gas ventless fireplace, oxygen is provided by the air in your home. If that air contains impurities, those impurities are drawn in with the oxygen and can produce odors which are amplified by the flame.Do all ventless gas fireplaces smell? ›
Ventless logs do in fact produce an unmistakable odor, some more so than others depending on the quality of the brand. There is no way of preventing this, it is simply the nature of burning gas in your home without exhausting the fumes up a chimney.
Ventless fireplaces produce small amounts of nitrous dioxide and carbon monoxide which can be deadly in large doses. The CDC warns against exposure of any level of carbon monoxide, stating that up to 500 people die per year due to accidental carbon monoxide poisoning.Can a ventless heater make you sick? ›
At high concentrations it can cause sleepiness, headache, and contribute to the “stuffy” feeling of closed houses. All unvented gas heaters, even when burning properly, produce large concentrations of carbon dioxide, raising the levels of in the house.Are indoor ventless heaters safe? ›
They are also believed to be safe. Since around 1980, all ventless warmers have been required to include an “oxygen depletion sensor” (ODS). The sensor enables the detection of oxygen levels inside the room. If the oxygen concentration falls below a certain threshold, the ODS closes down the gas heater.Why have a ventless gas fireplace? ›
A Ventless Gas Fireplace Makes It Easy To Live In Comfort!
Burns Efficiently: Ventless gas fireplaces work well because they're designed to burn cleaner than their vented counterparts. Each ventless model has a regulator that mixes gas and air, eliminating exhaust fumes to work similarly to a kitchen gas range.
Your vent-free gas fireplace must be cleaned and serviced a minimum of once per year. Prior to the burning season, and additional cleaning in the middle of the season is recommended if the appliance is used heavily or it is located in an area of heavy traffic, dust, dirt, or pet hair.How efficient is a ventless fireplace? ›
Regardless, ventless fireplaces of any kind and size are nearly 100% efficient, as very little of the heat they emit escapes the room. By contrast, an open-faced, wood-burning fireplace with a chimney may lose 85% or more of its heat output through the flue.How do you vent a kitchen with no ventilation? ›
Use a window fan.
If you're fortunate enough to have a window in your kitchen (or at least nearby), install a small window fan and run it on “exhaust” every time you cook. This will pull the air out, and while it may not do much for grease, it will help eliminate cooking odors.
Ventilation for stoves
Stoves need a supply of air to burn and to let the flue gases move up and out of the chimney or they will not work. With no air supply to the room the stove will not light well and smoke is likely to come out into the house.
Gas stoves produce a lot of heat and harmful contaminants, so we recommend venting hoods over gas stoves to the outside. Electric stoves aren't as powerful so you can use a ventless hood in most cases. But we recommend a hood that is vented to the outside to keep your air clean and fresh.Can fumes from a gas fireplace make you sick? ›
Yes, gas fireplaces are one potential cause of carbon monoxide poisoning. While there are many potential sources of such exposure—including certain appliances and devices, motor vehicles, and wood stoves—gas fireplaces are a common culprit.
Humidity is a huge concern with any unvented heater. For every gallon of gas burned, you're essentially putting a gallon of water into the air This water vapor is reburned through the ventless heater which can result in mold in your home.Can I cook food in my fireplace? ›
It's only safe to cook on a wood-burning fireplace! With wood-burning fireplaces, it's easy to clean up any grease or loose bits of food that drips down, but with a gas fireplace, you run the risk of ruining gas equipment or clogging it up.Can you cook hotdogs over a gas fire pit? ›
Yes, you can cook hotdogs over a gas fire pit. You'll want a grill grate or a utensil to hold your hotdog over the fire pit. It won't produce a lot of grease though.Can you cook on a direct vent gas stove? ›
A direct vent gas stove is an affordable way to ensure that you will always have a reliable source of warmth and light, as well as a means to cook simple meals, if your power is off for any substantial length of time. You can't get this kind of utility with the vast majority of traditional style fireplace systems.What meat is best to cook over fire? ›
Which cut of beef is best for cooking on an open fire? When campfire or fire pit cooking, choose a thick cut of beef with a generous amount of fat, such as a marbled rib eye – on or off the bone is up to you. A well marbled steak will also provide some insurance against overcooking.Can you boil water in a fireplace? ›
If you have a fireplace in your home, you're in luck! You can easily use it to boil water without any gas or electricity. Simply start up a fire and wait until there's a nice bed of coals. Then, fill a pot or a metal kettle with water and set it in the coals.Is it OK to leave pilot light on gas fireplace overnight? ›
The answer is yes in almost all cases. A gas fireplace pilot light produces a flame from a small trickle of gas and does almost nothing else. This small flame is not enough to pose a threat, and the trickle of gas is immediately burned up, so it doesn't hurt anything either.How do you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning from a fireplace? ›
Tips for preventing carbon monoxide poisoning:
Always open dampers before using your fireplace. Do not use generators indoors. Space heaters should only be used in well-ventilated areas. At least once annually, hire a professional chimney sweep to clean and inspect your chimney.
Signs of a carbon monoxide leak in your house or home
Stale, stuffy, or smelly air, like the smell of something burning or overheating. Soot, smoke, fumes, or back-draft in the house from a chimney, fireplace, or other fuel burning equipment. The lack of an upward draft in chimney flue. Fallen soot in fireplaces.
It all depends on your needs, but vented sets have a more realistic flame and can be used in an existing real wood fireplace, while ventless logs are more efficient. A gas fireplace makes a great alternative for homeowners looking for a supplemental heat source that also provides a beautiful ambience.
|Pros of Vent Free Units||Cons of Vent Free Units|
|Since ventless gas products require no vent or chimney, they cost less to install, compared to vented gas appliances.||Since ventless gas logs exhaust into the home, there is an added risk over vented gas fireplaces.|
The most common rotten smelling additive is Methyl Mercaptan. The byproduct of burning Mercaptan is Sulfur Dioxide, which smells more like burnt matches mixed with rotten eggs.Can you put a TV above a ventless gas fireplace? ›
Mount Your TV Above an Open-Fireplace
In most cases, you should not install electronics above wood-burning stoves or gas fireplaces and inserts because they produce massive amounts of heat. That heat could severely damage your tv or other electronic devices.
In fact, in 1996, they were banned by Alaska, Montana, Minnesota, New York, and Massachusetts, however, after strong influence by the industry, all but California still bans them.Do ventless fireplaces give off heat? ›
This u-shaped design means ventless fireplaces can provide more heat since none of it is being vented outside. Integrated Safety Features: Many ventless gas fireplaces come with carbon monoxide detectors and oxygen sensors.Do ventless gas fireplaces need to be cleaned? ›
Your vent-free gas fireplace must be cleaned and serviced a minimum of once per year. Prior to the burning season, and additional cleaning in the middle of the season is recommended if the appliance is used heavily or it is located in an area of heavy traffic, dust, dirt, or pet hair.Can you go to bed with embers in the fireplace? ›
You should never leave your fireplace burning and unattended overnight while you sleep. This represents a major safety hazard.How do I stop my ventless fireplace from smelling? ›
Preventing Gas Fireplace Smells
The best way to prevent smells in a gas fireplace is to improve the quality of air in your home. If you smoke, take it outside. If you have pets, vacuum regularly and consider investing in a room air purifier. Avoid the use of harsh cleaning chemicals and plug-in deodorizers.
If you're getting a true propane or natural gas odor from gas logs or space heaters there's more than likely a very small gas leak that is causing the odor and that can be fixed by repairing the leak.Can you convert a ventless gas fireplace to vented? ›
Answer: Unfortunately, there is no way to convert a ventless fireplace into a vented fireplace. Ventless fireplaces are not designed to have a vent added to them. Your only alternative is to tear out the existing ventless fireplace and replace it with a vented fireplace.