By Aleda from Pleasantville, NY on March 3, 2013
Does anyone make a blower less electric fireplace? I do not want the heat to blow but I do want heat.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 4, 2013
Answer:I have not come across a brand that does not use a fan to help convect the heat. Because the heating element is sealed inside the unit, the fan is necessary to push heat from within the casing into the room. Many models exist that allow the light effect to work on its own, but the heater and fan will always work together.
By Pragnesh Patel from Bethlehem, PA on February 21, 2013
I have a gas fireplace which is vented through the chimney. The fireplace is not sealed. During a recent power failure I used it but it does not throw any heat in the room; you only feel it if you sit in front of it. What do I need to do to make it an efficient fireplace and a supplemental heat source?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 21, 2013
The best way to make an open fireplace an efficient heating appliance is to install a wood burning insert
. The chimney will likely need to be relined to vent this new appliance but the insert will produce truly usable heat.
By Bruce from Oakley, CA on March 9, 2013
Can your gas fireplace inserts be used and shipped to California?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 11, 2013
Answer:California has strict guidelines for installation of both gas and wood burning fireplaces. Vent free appliances are not allowed by law and wood burning fireplaces must be EPA Tier II certified, meaning that they have an output of 7.5 grams or less of material per hour.
While we can ship most of our units to all 50 states, local code will often prevent non certified units from being installed in your state.
By Chuck from Las Vegas on December 10, 2012
We have an existing natural gas fireplace in our living room. It doesn't work with our placement of furniture, etc. It is vented with a chimney, on an outside wall. Can we remove the mantle piece, close the wall and move the existing firebox outside? Do we need to buy a new firebox, like the one we viewed here? An outside, vented fireplace would be awesome! Is this do-able? Costly?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 10, 2012
Unfortunately, no, your existing firebox would need to be made of stainless steel for outdoor usage. We do offer a variety of wood-burning and vent-free gas outdoor fireplaces that can be installed on a covered patio or deck. The wood-burning fireplaces are vented and can have gas log sets installed within them.
Please see all of our outdoor fireplaces options here: Patio Fireplaces
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 10, 2012
It may indeed be possible to use the existing chimney for an outdoor unit; however, you will definitely need to switch to a different firebox. Indoor units are not designed to deal with constant exposure to outside air and will not last.
Another option may be a unit such as the Alpine Outdoor 36 in. Natural Gas Vent Free Fireplace System
. Being a vent-free unit, the chimney would no longer be needed.
By Pat from Baltimore, MD on April 16, 2013
We are building an addition and want to put in a large cooking fireplace. Do you have larger boxes than 42"?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on April 16, 2013
Yes, we have woodburning fireplaces larger than 42". Please see our full selection below, then utilize the search features on the left-hand side of the page to see our biggest models:
Wood Burning Fireplaces