Consumer Guide to Selecting Vent-Free Gas Products for Your Space Heating Needs PDF Print E-mail

Using an environmentally friendly vent-free gas appliance to provide supplemental heat saves money and energy, all while keeping your home warm and comfortable. Vent-free gas heat is your clean, green choice.

Vent-free gas products are available in five categories, differentiated by appearance and application. All designs offer homeowners with the following benefits:

  • Operate at 99% efficiency, delivering 99¢ worth of heat for every dollar of energy cost
  • Achieve economy and comfort of zone heating, focusing warmth where needed
  • Provide emergency heat during power outages
  • Require no vent for ease of installation on any interior or exterior wall
  • Permanently connected to a natural gas or propane fuel line – among the cleanest of all fossil fuels, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ignite by push button or electronic controls – no matches needed
  • Adjust heat output manually or thermostatically with optional remote controls
  • Built-in safety devices, assuring proper gas flow and operation

Please visit the sizing guidelines to determine the appropriate heat input (BTU/hr) for your home.

Product Application Manufacturers
Vent-Free Gas Heater
Vent-Free Gas Heater
Available in radiant models that heat objects and convection models that heat the air. Vent-free heaters can be installed virtually anywhere and are available in small, mid-sized, and large models to accommodate varied sized spaces. Limited to 5,000 BTU/hr in bathrooms and 10,000 BTU/hr in bedrooms. Options include wall or floor mounting, heat circulation blower and thermostat operation. Louisville Tin and Stove Company, Inc. Empire Comfort Systems, Inc. (ECS)
Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom
Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom
Sunstar Sunstar
Vent-Free Gas Log
Vent-Free Gas Log
The ideal way to convert a messy, labor-intensive and inefficient wood-burning fireplace into an efficient heat source, while maintaining the warmth and ambiance of a wood-burning fireplace. Vent-free gas logs can be used in factory-built and masonry fireplaces or ventless firebox enclosures. Eliminates the need to reline the damaged flue of an existing masonry fireplace. Multiple sizes are available to fit most existing fireplaces. Options include remote control, thermostat or combination operation. American Hearth
HearthSense
Majestic Monessen Hearth Systems, Inc.
Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom
Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom
Rasmussen Gas Logs & Grills White Mountain Hearth
Vent-Free Gas Fireplace
Vent-Free Gas Fireplace
A high-value and economical option that provides homeowners with all the benefits of its vented counterpart at a lower purchase and installation cost combined with reduced fuel consumption. A vent-free gas fireplace offers tremendous flexibility, including interior or exterior wall mounting, variable sizes, see through, peninsula and island units, and many design options. Most brands offer custom fit mantels for dressing out the installation. A great option for either new construction or remodeling. American Hearth
HearthSense
Majestic Monessen Hearth Systems, Inc.
Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom
Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom
White Mountain Hearth
Vent-Free Gas Stove
Vent-Free Gas Stove
Provides all the functionality of a fireplace but offers the look of a traditional wood-burning stove. Vent-free stoves are available in vintage or modern styles, and are perfect for unique architectural applications like log homes. Options include remote control or thermostat or combination operation. American Hearth
Louisville Tin and Stove Company, Inc.
Majestic Monessen Hearth Systems, Inc.
Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom
Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom
Vermont Castings White Mountain Hearth
Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Insert
Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Insert
Typically fitted into an existing masonry fireplace, a vent-free gas fireplace duplicates the appearance of a wood-burning fireplace while increasing heating efficiency and modernizing the unit's appearance. Has all the features and options found on stand-alone fireplace systems. Most brands offer surrounds in varied designs to attractively create the transition from the existing fireplace. American Hearth
Majestic
Monessen Hearth Systems, Inc. Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom
Continental Appliances, Inc., dba ProCom White Mountain Hearth

Consumers can be assured that all vent-free gas products:

  • Are tested and listed to stringent construction, performance and safety requirements of the national product standard by an authorized national certification agency.
  • Meet the most recognized U.S. indoor air quality guidelines as confirmed by studies conducted by numerous scientific research organizations.