By Kevin from California on January 12, 2013
Buying a home the place where I want to put my fireplace is next to a window. Will the window be damaged?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 14, 2013
Answer:This will depend on exactly how much clearance there is from the fireplace opening to the window. Most manufactures will specify a minimum distance to windows, as temperature extremes can cause tempered glass to crack or shatter.
By Karen on November 9, 2012
I'm looking for a modern gas log fireplace that directly vents out the back.
on November 9, 2012
We have several modern styles of direct vent fireplace that can be vented horizontally; however, they do not all vent off of the back of the unit. They would vent vertically, then turn 90 degrees to the outside. Please take a look at some of these models at the links below:
Gas Fireplace 1
Gas Fireplace 2
Gas Fireplace 3
Gas Fireplace 4
Gas Fireplace 5
Please let me know if you have any specific questions about these items or if I can assist you in locating anything else.
By Clement from Maryland on February 14, 2013
Do vent free gas burning stoves emit a lot of moisture?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 14, 2013
Answer:Vent-free gas appliances do produce water vapor, particularly those that use propane as opposed to natural gas. For this reason, we advise potential consumers to be aware of possible condensation on windows and moisture that can collect on curtains and surrounding furniture.
By Sandy from Buffalo, NY on March 26, 2013
I have a vent free gas burning stove and noticed a black sooty film on everything in my home. What is the cause of this? Can it be corrected? Should it a health risk?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 26, 2013
Answer:In some cases, vent free appliances can produce this type of byproduct if they have an operational issue or are in need of service. The film is likely a thin layer of hydrocarbons that have not burnt completely with the fuel. It is recommended that any vent free appliance be serviced annually, as buildup of lint or dust in the air shutter can cause the problem you are experiencing. Also, proper positioning of the embers and log set must also be observed. Any restriction of the flame can also cause the problem you are experiencing. Prolonged use of an appliance that is not performing properly can cause respiratory ailments and carbon monoxide poisoning. Before using the unit further, it would be wise to have it serviced.