By Monica from Monroe Township, NJ on January 3, 2013
I am converting a window to a fireplace, and I would like to use a ventless product. Which one would be best? My wall is 146 inches wide. I plan on adding shelves, a mantel and bookcases on each side.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 3, 2013
The Napoleon GVF36
is a great vent free option. It is a clean burning, attractive unit and is capable of producing 30,000 BTU, which is enough to heat more than 800 square feet.
By John from San Diego on December 28, 2012
Are vent-free inserts legal in San Diego?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 28, 2012
Answer:Vent-free appliances are not currently allowed for use in the state of California. You would be limited to a direct vent or natural vent appliance instead.
By Holly from Flint, MI on March 6, 2013
When installing a gas fireplace insert into a masonry chimney with an existing co linear venting, how do you determine what tube is the exhaust & intake?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 7, 2013
Answer:Most co-linear venting systems will have a stamped label made into both the appliance adapter and the termination cap that will identify exhaust from intake. You can also inspect the inside of either liner. While gas appliances do burn relatively cleanly, there should be some slight discoloration inside the exhaust liner. One last way to check is to completely disconnect the liners and operate the appliance for a few moments to see which collar vents exhaust.
By Helene from Allentown, PA on October 24, 2013
How big of a wood insert do I need to heat a 3000 sq foot home? Can you give me an approximate size?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on October 24, 2013