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Q&A Vent Free Gas Log Fireplaces

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Nov 16, 2007.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    Question:

    I am considering purchasing a vent-free gas fireplace. What happens to the carbon monoxide ? Are there any other health concerns that I should be aware of regarding gas fireplaces?



    Answer:

    Any gases from a vent-free fireplace go right back into the home, similar to a gas range. Although they burn quite clean, there is still some CO and CO2 produced. For this and other reasons, vent-frees are not designed for full-time use..just for a few hours per days.

    Used this way in most areas, there will not be any problems.

    Also, regarding health concerns, if anyone in the house has asthma and/or other sensitivity problems then a vent-free may not be the best idea.

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